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Overlooked Lealman now rising thanks to one start-up nonprofit

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St. Pete has Midtown and Child’s Park, but for the county Lealman is one of the most troubled areas home to some of the county’s poorest residents. It’s a mecca for crime with top murder, prostitution and domestic abuse rates. It’s where homes consistently break county codes with overgrown lawns and homes are in disrepair. Children go hungry. Moms and dads make tough choices between food and fixing toilets. But in a community of sad sights, there is good news.…

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