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Judge orders boy to find job to pay for vandalism

A Western Massachusetts boy who spray-painted graffiti onto his neighbors’ homes as an 11-year-old was ordered Wednesday to get a job so he can pay the victims $1,000 in restitution — and learn a life lesson at the same time.

The boy, who was identified in the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruling by the pseudonym Avram, had previously had charges of juvenile delinquency put on hold for one year in return for his promise to make restitution to his neighbors in Easthampton.

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