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Boston innovation high school off to rough start

It was a centerpiece of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s state of the city speech this year: Transform the long faltering Madison Park Vocational Technical High School into a “top-notch center for career readiness and workforce development.”

The mayor talked about how a revamped Madison Park would cater to teenagers during the day and adults at night, providing them the job skills necessary to climb out of poverty. He challenged the city’s businesses to pitch in with advice, jobs, and money.

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