Point Breeze’s uneasy greeting of better times

On tiny Fernon Street, where sneakers dangle from power lines and vacant lots outnumber houses, the memorial painted on a wall two decades ago still looms vibrant, with its blue sky and butterflies around the names of dozens of young people cut down by violence, a testament to the community’s weary soul in the midst of sprawling redevelopment. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

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