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    Band of brothers

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    Good vibrations

    Following a loss in last year’s Public League title game, Franklin Towne Charter is a team on a mission. They currently sit atop the league’s ‘A’ Division.

    Before Franklin Towne Charter’s home baseball game against Nueva Esperanza on Friday, the American Legion field at Devereaux and Hegerman streets more closely resembled a dance floor. 

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  • “We play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the back,” said Henry, the team’s youngest player.

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