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Showing what's possible in Sandtown-Winchester

Here's a novel thought: When was the last time you heard of kids in Baltimore rushing to spend an afternoon at their local police station because it offered free Wi-Fi? Or of neighborhood activists organizing a food pantry, reading room or rec center there? However implausible those scenarios may sound, they may soon be reality.

In the year since Freddie Gray's death, change admittedly has come slowly to the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood where he grew up. The community is still depressed, blighted by vacant and abandoned houses and struggling with high rates of poverty, unemployment and crime.

Yet there...

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