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East Boston

The Ponce family

Updated: Oct. 2, 2011 -- In a triple decker in East Boston, Jose Angel Guevara keeps asking his mother when she will take him to school.

 “I tell him they’re on vacation, but I won’t be able to tell him that much longer,’’ Jackelyn Ponce said in Spanish, keeping her voice low as the 3-year-old boy played in the background. “He knows the children are going back to school,”

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