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Adrian Walker

Roxbury health center gets 2d chance

They began meeting quietly in September 2011, a small band of frustrated and anguished health center employees, concerned that the community bedrock they served was falling apart.

They were employees of Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, better known as RoxComp. The center is located in the heart of ­Roxbury, and they needed a meeting place where they would be sure not to encounter any of their bosses – or patients, for that matter. A Panera Bread in Coolidge Corner fit the bill perfectly, even though traveling there was a huge headache for the many workers dependent on public transportation.

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