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Tossed-out Christmas trees’ tales only half over

Joseph Killilea stood on a sidewalk in West Roxbury and stared at the garbage truck across the street, transfixed. He is 2, which is the prime age for a garbage truck groupie, but this was no ordinary truck. This truck was the answer to a question.

“We’ve been talking to him a lot about what happened to Christmas,” his mother, Nicole, said as Joseph watched a worker picked up a neighbor’s Christmas tree and chucked it into the back of the truck, a jet trail of needles following it through the air.

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