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    • Gerald Renfro and his wife Connie survey the construction on the 6200 block of Osage Avenue.  (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

‘Music’ of construction greets Osage Ave. neighbors on MOVE bombing anniversary

Connie and Gerald Renfro have lived on an exceptionally quiet block of Osage Avenue for nearly 20 years. With more than half of the houses surrounding them vacant and boarded up,…

    • Tonetta Graham in front of her Strawberry Mansion home.

'We want to see growth' too: Why Tonetta Graham isn’t worried about Philly hipsters moving into her neighborhood

If Strawberry Mansion gentrifies, Tonetta Graham knows her block is bound to change. She owns a house on 30th Street, right around the corner from her childhood home. It cuts a…

    • modern day redlining faroul

Unequal lending keeps redlining alive in Philadelphia’s gentrifying neighborhoods

Rachelle Faroul is a 33-year-old woman with a good credit score and a degree from Northwestern University. When she decided to buy home in West Philadelphia, near Malcolm X Park, Faroul,…

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