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Newton to scrap ‘fixes’ that made traffic even worse

In Newton Centre, the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.

The Board of Aldermen voted Wednesday night to return a headache of an intersection to its original — admittedly troubled — configuration, reversing course on changes made this summer at Centre and Cypress streets that were intended to streamline traffic, but instead snarled drivers in backups up to a mile and a half long.

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