by Jennifer Chase

South End youth fight to break stereotypes, improve neighborhood relations

As the South End has gentrified, one group has felt more and more ostracized: the neighborhood's lower-income teens. But instead of getting mad, a group called Teen Empowerment has gotten active by holding three open community forums to improve communications among teens, merchants, more affluent neighborhood newcomers and the police. It's a refreshing course of action in a society and in a neighborhood that too often labels teens as troublemakers. CONTINUE

Couple new to the South End delighted by teens' efforts

Kristin Foley and her husband Geoff moved to the South End only eight months ago and already feel their new neighborhood is the best in which they've lived. But Kristin also sees where the South End, like so many other hamlets in big cities, has its problems. CONTINUE



- South End's historic row houses


- Teen Empowerment

- Fleet Community Bank


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