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The joy next door

Roxbury residents welcome new townhouses, capping of Orchard Park revitalization

'It's an amazing transformation. This means stability, fulfilling the American dream,' said Ivelese Rivera, a Roxbury resident who hopes to buy one of the new townhouses. "It's an amazing transformation. This means stability, fulfilling the American dream," said Ivelese Rivera, a Roxbury resident who hopes to buy one of the new townhouses. (Suzanne Kreiter/ Globe Staff)
By Jenifer B. McKim
Globe Staff / July 21, 2010

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For years, the view from Ivelese Rivera’s Roxbury apartment was dominated by an abandoned lot filled with trash and frequented by drug dealers and prostitutes. (Full article: 662 words)

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