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Adrian Walker

Remembering Jeanette Boone’s well-lived life

When Jeanette Boone moved to Shawmut Avenue in 1982, the South End was in transition, and not a particularly smooth one.

Gentrification was just one of the neighborhood’s concerns. The town house she and her husband moved into was across the street from a popular gathering place for prostitutes and drug users.

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