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Mattapan playground named for toddler who died in 1996

A section of a city park in Mattapan was dedicated Saturday morning to the memory of a toddler who died there in May 1996, officials said.

Tre’Vaughn Matthews was 2½ when he sat at the top of a slide in Almont Park with other children from his day-care center. The drawstring on his windbreaker got caught in a hole as he started sliding, choking him.

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