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Hyde Park residents get rightful ZIP code

Postal Service hears residents’ plea

When Boston annexed Hyde Park 100 years ago, Herman Bean bought a simple Victorian with a fenced-in yard on a bend of River Street.

The house was a pinnacle of achievement for the African-American factory worker. Five generations of Beans would grow up there, in what is still considered one of the city’s safest, more scenic, and, some would argue, suburblike neighborhoods.

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