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New streetlights a glaring concern

As he struggled to fall asleep one night a few months ago, Dylan Elias noticed something odd in the second-floor bedroom where he has slept since he was a boy. The lights were off, but it remained bright in his room, as if the sun were shining through his windows.

“It was like my eyes were busted,” said Elias, 20, who has since covered the windows with large furniture and heavy shades to reduce the new glow from ­Jamaica Plain’s Centre Street.

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