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Groundbreaking

At a polluted lot on 104th Street, a plan to ease crowded schools

CAM BAUCHNER

CAM BAUCHNER

At three o’clock on a recent Friday afternoon, the playground at Jane Addams Elementary School exploded with action.

Pent-up energy from the day and week came pouring out of the small building and stuffy trailers that make up the East Side school as sprinting students, visiting alumni, and chatting families gathered in the open lot surrounding Addams’ small jungle gym.  Continue reading