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Square Cop Tired of Boxed-in Beat Plans to Saunter on Sunny Streets

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Officer John Rogan of the Cambridge police has spent slightly over 340 hours in the little green and white traffic conarol box in the Square and he's planning to move out this weekend.

"It's just too confining," Rogan says. "I like to get out in the fresh air and walk around, talk to people, get the sun. That box is just too small."

Rogan took on the job of directing traffic in the Square late in February, shortly after Thomas F. Burke, former resident resigned from the force.

"Yeah, he had the job for a long time, and liked it, too," Rogan relates, "but he liked to use the microphone. Not me. No sir, that's just for emergencies as far as I'm concerned, and there haven't been many emergencies around here recently." "The only time I really like it," he says, "is when things get really busy--traffic jams and that sort of stuff, you know.

"I guess I'll go back to Central Square."

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