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Leaders of the YMCA’s long-running “walk-in” center—which is slated to close in the wake of the governor’s putatively porcine-prevention veto—call it keeping kids off dangerous streets.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s words—and her decision to slash the last $66,000 that kept the Older Youth Walk-In Program alive—resonated through the Y on Howe Street as Terry McCarthy prepared plans to shut down the popular program for 12-20 year-olds on Dec. 31 unless she can find a last-minute savior.

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