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Formerly homeless, Lynn School Committee member buys first home

Brian Castellanos, a member of the Lynn School Committee, dives into his new bed, one of the first purchases he made after buying his first home. Since the age of 14, he had been sleeping on an air mattress. (Spenser Hasak)
LYNN — It’s been a long road paved with homelessness, hunger and tragedy, but School Committeeman Brian Castellanos finally has a place to call home.  “I haven’t had a home since I was 14 years old,” said Castellanos, who closed on his Western Avenue condominium on Dec. 13. “I’ve been trapped in poverty for some…

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