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June 18, 2014
DETROIT — Anthony Brown keeps his home of 36 years in good shape, but it is an island of tranquility in a sea of blight in Detroit's Marygrove neighborhood. There is a vacant house next door, another across the street and still others farther down Wisconsin Street.
“It was beautiful around here,” Brown, a 59-year-old Ford Motor Co. worker, said about how things once looked. “Everybody was in the houses. Everybody kept their lawns up. Everybody was planting flowers.”
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