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A tree grows in Woodlawn

At park dedication, four neighborhood leaders are memorialized

Mayor Gary McCarthy, along with family members of Art Howenstein, cut a ceremonial ribbon at the dedication and unveiling of the Reflection Area at Woodlawn Park on Sunday. The area is dedicated to John King, Art Howenstein, Carol Gillman and Courtney Erickson.
Mayor Gary McCarthy, along with family members of Art Howenstein, cut a ceremonial ribbon at the dedication and unveiling of the Reflection Area at Woodlawn Park on Sunday. The area is dedicated to John King, Art Howenstein, Carol Gillman and Courtney Erickson.
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Sometimes, removing blight can transform an entire area. A crumbling, graffiti-covered pool and an overgrown fence have been removed from Woodlawn Park to reveal an airy, sunlit place. Children have flocked to the site, which they could not even see three years ago. “We developed a cleanup crew and it just grew from that,” resident Spero Zoulas said as he greeted dozens of visitors to the unveiling of the much-improved Woodlawn Park. The evolution of ...


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