Sharswood: Proposed Transformation Of Struggling Neighborhood Raises Concerns, Hope

Sharswood: Proposed Transformation Of Struggling Neighborhood Raises Concerns, Hope

Talmadge Belo narrowed his eyes under the shadow of his baseball cap, his gaze zeroed in on something across the street. “That used to be the nicest house on the block,” said Belo, the vice president of the Brewerytown-Sharswood Civic Association. But that house is boarded up now. A torn mattress tumbled out the back […]

 

Poverty Beat: A Community Defying the Odds on Jefferson Street

Poverty Beat: A Community Defying the Odds on Jefferson Street

It is summer in Brewerytown and the sound of children playing coalesces with the screeches of police sirens from the 2400 block of Jefferson Street. Home to more than a thousand residents life on this Brewerytown block is deeply affected by the impact of urban blight. According to the 2010 Census, more than half of […]