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Mattapan

The Phillips family

Updated: Oct. 2, 2011 -- Nia Phillips is over the moon because she is now officially a pre-kindergartener. She’s made friends, likes going to computer class, and loves her principal.

She walked into her pre-kindergarten class at Chittick Elementary School in Mattapan with no fuss. Her mother, however, can’t say the same.

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