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Residents, Boston officials help reclaim Ramsay Park

Ramsay Park in Roxbury, a block-wide recreational space between Shawmut Avenue and Washington Street near the South End, had long been known to neighbors as a trouble spot.

Twice a week, city workers came and filled bags with broken glass and plastic, single-serving containers of hard alcohol — known as “nips” — bought at a nearby liquor store and left behind by drunks who used the park as home base.

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