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Joan Vennochi

‘We’re depending on you’

Protecting homeless kids requires more than a photo op

SENATOR SCOTT Brown got the pretty picture every politician covets as he read to a gaggle of cute kids at Horizons for Homeless Children in Roxbury.

There was a serious message behind it. “We’re depending on you,’’ chief development officer Meryl Sheriden told Brown at the end of his recent visit to the facility, which serves homeless families.

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