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2010: Jay Williams
<b>Jay Williams</b> on the Youngstown 2010 Plan.
2010: Abdul Harris
<b>Abdul Harris</b>

on the Youngstown 2010 Plan.
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2010: Abdul Harris
<b>Abdul Harris</b> talks about 2010 while in his neighborhood, on the east side of Youngstown.
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2010: Mike Damiano
<b>Mike Damiano</b> on building demolitions.
2010: Carol Rimedio-Righetti
<b>Carol Rimedio-Righetti</b> on the Youngstown 2010 Plan.
2010: Clark Family
<b>Clark Family</b> on the Youngstown 2010 plan and their relocation to Youngstown.
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2010: Idora Block Watch
<b>James London</b> and other citizens on 2010 and the Idora Block Watch.</b>

The Vindicator Spcial Report: Youngstown 2010, a Plan Confronts Reality.
A Plan Confronts Reality

Since its inception in 2002, the Youngstown 2010 plan has earned national attention and helped install Jay Williams as the city's mayor. Now, 2010 is only two years away. In this four-part series, The Vindicator investigates how demolitions are impacting city neighborhoods, and how the economy and crime are affecting quality of life in Youngstown. The ambitious 2010 plan is confronting the harsh realities of a city with challenges.

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Poll Question:

As Youngstown 2010 nears its namesake year, do you feel its promise is being realized?

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New vision for Youngstown advances; old challenges hinder progress

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How’s the mayor doing?

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Crime reduction remains the mayor’s top priority. YOUNGSTOWN — A cold evening inside one of

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Comments

1 redox (55 comments) posted 6 years, 8 months ago

I am excited for all the changes happening in Youngstown. I feel we are on the right track. With investors coming in from out of town, it is easy to see Youngstown is a diamond in the rough. Keep up the good work!

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2 peabain (2 comments) posted 5 years, 8 months ago

After leaving Y-town 4 years because of a job relocation, it really saddens me to come "home" and see the plight of this city. It is awful. Leaving Y-town is the best thing I've ever done. I can make sure that when I leave,my car will need a wheel alignment. My house that I had taken pride in, and put so much money into has deteriorated. It's a dying city. I read a few months ago that Youngstown is one of the dyingness city in the country. Some were offended by it, but all they have to do is leave Youngstown and go back to visit. You will see that the statement is true. I live in a city where in the low income area, the streets are clean, there is no grass or should I say weeds growing wild. It all boils down to the city taking pride in itself.

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3 victor (3 comments) posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Jails, institutions, and death. This is the Yo"s m.o. When are the people going to realize this. Nothings going to change, and believe me when i say this, everything is going to remain the same. I moved out of the Yo back in the late seventies and it was the best thing i could have ever done. I mean,in order for you enjoy it, you have to live it ! There is no way in the world that i would want to live and die in a place like that without having seen the world first. Cut the games.

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4 ginnyt (4 comments) posted 3 years, 9 months ago

How was it before the private prison came in?

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5 endthismess (315 comments) posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Victor, please stay where your are, and no one's asking you to come back nor do we want to "believe" you or need you to reassure us. Now, pat your self on the back because. The rest of us can do just fine without your stale 40 year old personal reflections Then finish growing up .Look for another online newspaper to post your whiney comments to. Next, find some other city to bash, would ya? No star your your forehead today, sorry.

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6 nape (9 comments) posted 1 year, 2 months ago

I GREW UP IN YOUNGSTOWN , I WAS BORN IN WELCH W VA . MY MOM MOVED THE FAMILY TO YOUNGSTOWN IN 1963 . AS AN ADULT I HAVE LIVED IN NUMEROUS CITIES AND IN GERMANY AS A MEMBER OF THE ARMY . I RETURNED TO THE CITY BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE . YOUNGSTOWN IS A COMMUNITY THAT IS STILL PERSONABLE , FAR TO OFTEN IN BIGGER CITIES PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT HELPING EACH OTHER . WE AS A COMMUNITY ARE NOT PERFECT BUT WERE ALWAYS ASPIRING TO BE BETTER . WATCH YOU ARE YOUNGSTOWN ON YOU TUBE IT'S ABOUT ARE COMMUNITY . WAY TO GO 2010 . JOSEPH NAPIER SR

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