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Designing A Neighborhood Watch Program

- Since the string of recent burglaries and crime in our neighborhood, Chief Gary Swindle has asked me to come up with a plan to create a Neighborhood Watch Program. This is a formal layout of how I plan to go about organizing a day and night watch, how I plan on selecting and screening our volunteers, what training will be required for those who choose to participate, and how I plan on maintaining interest and continued participation. First, we would need to establish a committee and a go-to person....   [tags: Police, Crime, Neighborhood watch, Want]

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Identifying Neighborhood Characteristics in the Cases of the Brutus and Chenequa Communities

- Understanding communities and neighborhoods is not always an easy thing to do. Between the different types of power found in neighborhoods, the types of neighborhoods out there, the changes in neighborhoods there is a lot to look at when viewing a community or neighborhood. This paper will use the case example of Brutus and Chenequa neighborhood to identify some of those neighborhood aspects. Power There are many ways that people come into power. Power is the potential ability to move people on a chosen course to produce an effect or achieve some goal (Kirst-Ashman, 2011)....   [tags: Information, Wealth, Neighborhoods, Communities]

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The Neighborhood As A Child

- Growing up in my neighborhood as a child I always thought I lived in a low income environment. That was until I actually visited a neighborhood shaped by poverty. As an adult frequently visit Los Angeles and drove past people from various backgrounds. While driving around I began to notice that’s the neighborhoods differ between the wealthy and poor. Question A When you first enter Los Angeles you are overwhelmed with the amount of poverty and homelessness. Major streets such as Crenshaw Blvd, Compton Blvd, Florence Ave and 83rd street are all overcrowded with homeless citizens....   [tags: Poverty, Cycle of poverty, Overpopulation, Wealth]

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The Atmosphere Of The Neighborhood

- Zhao Zhuang, a rural neighborhood in Taiyuan, a second tier city in China, is the place where I was born. Rather than shopping malls, theaters and indifferent neighbors who are always busy doing their jobs; farms, storytelling and caring people were what I needed to face. The rural neighborhood in one way enabled me, a girl younger than six years old, to talk to people from different age groups, ranging from one year old to eighty years old, and who have various life experience, ranging from people who never had a job to ones who switched several jobs in lifetime (AUTHOR)....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school]

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The Agencies Of Socialization : Neighborhood And School

- The two agencies of socialization I pick are: neighborhood and school. Except family, neighborhood and school are play an important role of our development. They will affect our view of value, belief and behavior. There are many similarities for us to choose a neighborhood to live or a school to educate. We will look for the environment first if the neighborhood or school safe, how about the people surrounding, are they nice. If children grow up in a poverty, low income or drug use neighborhood, they usually may experience poor education, mistrust the society, poor decision making, lack of socializing skill, low self-esteem....   [tags: Education, Poverty, Self-esteem, Working class]

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The Is Not A High Crime Neighborhood

- A Mill employee who lives across the street from the facility noted, “This is not a high-crime neighborhood. It 's a low-income neighborhood. I get disturbed when people equate those two things. Just because people are poor doesn 't mean they 're bad" (Roop, “West Huntsville”). Many young professionals who want to live in the areas in which they work—and want to play where they live--look for an affordable, convenient and safe neighborhood. The area around Lowe Mill, with its inexpensive housing and proximity to downtown, is a logical choice....   [tags: Art, Arts, The arts, Music]

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The Problem Of Being A Dangerous Neighborhood

- Living in a dangerous neighborhood can be alarming. Especially as young teenagers we are always told to not to talk to anyone in the street or to not be out too late. Parents are constantly reminding us to be safe but not everyone listens. Not listening to your parents can lead bad consequences. Speaking from experience, I got into a bad situation for not following what my parents told me about safety. Now I am more aware of my surroundings, but I still can not forget the day I learned my lesson....   [tags: English-language films, 2008 singles, Bus]

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The Neighborhood - Original Writing

- The two neighborhoods that I chose to use for this assignment are vastly different. The main reason is because they are on opposite sides of the country. The first neighborhood that I visited is the one that I grew up in. This neighborhood is in Connecticut, on the East Coast, all the way across the country from the neighborhood that I currently live in here in West Hollywood. Most of my family lives in Connecticut and Massachusetts and I’m the only one who lives on the West Coast. A big difference is that the neighborhood in Connecticut has houses that are more spaced out, have larger lawns, and very many more trees....   [tags: House, Apartment, Real estate, Condominium]

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Poverty in an Affluent Neighborhood

- Nestled in Pittsburgh’s East End, the neighborhood of Shadyside has a median home value of $413,978 while almost 20% of the neighborhood’s residents live in poverty (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Victorian style estates and mansions line the streets of this affluent neighborhood. The homes coupled with the opulent shops that line Walnut Street and Shadyside have become an oasis for the American Dream in the heart of “America’s most livable city” (Burgess, 2013). With the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Melon University, and Chatham University all within walking distance, the neighborhood of Shadyside is an ideal location for young professionals, students, and academics alike....   [tags: social issues, shadyside]

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Southside Flats: A Neighborhood Portrait

- Introduction to Neighborhood Situated on the Monongahela River is the neighborhood of Southside Flats. Within it lays the entertainment hub of Pittsburgh. Numerous bars and nightspots line the main thoroughfare of E Carson St. The early history of the neighborhood saw it as a main point for industry with its proximity to the river and railway stations. At the end of the nineteenth century, the neighborhood would boast a major steelworks factory that employed a sizable portion of the residents of Southside Flats....   [tags: Municipal Issues]

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Being A Friendly And Clean Neighborhood

- I was raised in a friendly and clean neighborhood in the suburb area of Szeged in Hungary. Everything was close to our house, the school I went to or the pool where I had practice every day. My parents built that house before I was born. They built it in 1992 together. The house contains four bedrooms, two living room, two bathrooms and many other rooms. It was a huge house with a pool outside and two dog in the yard. I loved those dogs. They grew up with us and protected me while I was a child....   [tags: High school, High school diploma, Hungary, Polo]

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Socioeconomic Status Of A Poor Neighborhood

- Socioeconomic status, family life, social circumstances, and living conditions also contribute to the risks of suicide. McAnarney (1979) recounted that “in societies where family ties are close, suicidal rates are low, and conversely, where families are not close, suicidal rates are high”; likewise, “parents of suicidal adolescents were about twice as likely to use methods such as ‘criticizing,’ ‘nagging,’ ‘yelling,’ ‘withholding approval’ or ‘whipping and spanking’” (Jacobs, 1971). Additionally, as discussed earlier, family systems have influence over adolescents and suicide....   [tags: Suicide, Parasuicide, Bipolar disorder]

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The Police And Neighborhood Safety

- In 1982, the political scientist James Q. Wilson and the criminologist George Kelling psychologist, both Americans, published in The Atlantic Monthly in a study that for the first time, established a causal link between disorder and crime. In that study, called The police and neighborhood safety, the authors used the image of broken windows to explain how the disorder and criminality could slowly seep into a community, causing its decline and the consequent drop in quality of life. Wilson and Kelling argued that if a window in a factory or an office was broken and was not repaired immediately, people who pass through there would conclude that no one cared about that locality....   [tags: Crime, Police, Crime prevention]

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Amsterdam's Historic Neighborhood The Jordaan

- ... Back houses were also constructed and were reachable through small ally ways that were no more than one meter wide. Most tenets of the Jordaans wanted to escape the crowded streets and poverty that surrounded them but there were no escapes. Some of the weathey donated money to build the Westerkerk Church, the famous artist Rembrandt is in fact buried in a pauper's grave. The church gave the community members a place to avoid the slums of their neighborhood. In the early eighteen hundreds six canals were added around the Jordaan-quarter although there was still no running water....   [tags: tourist destinations]

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A Small Inner City Neighborhood

- Introduction The community for this paper is a large inner city neighborhood with a population about 3,000. It is adjacent to other neighborhood with similar population. It is a racially diverse population in which whites (including Hispanics and Latinos) are the majority and African American as the dominant minority group. It is a low income community with very small number of business establishment and a single hospital that is understaffed. Tenured employment is low, and many engaged in seasonal jobs (such as construction work) for their income....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Sociology, Criminology]

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My Neighborhood And My Community

- At birth everyone is given a set of identities but as they grow up and find their place in the world with people they love those identities will change. I believe that changing identities throughout life will help a person develop into a better person. If a person has identified as multiple different things in his or her past then he or she will be more willing to accept and appreciate those who are different. I grew up being taught to always treat others the way I wanted to be treated and at times that can be hard, but I have always strived to be a kind and caring person....   [tags: High school, Gender, Working class, Social class]

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About Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood

- The Pilsen Neighborhood is located Lower West Side of Chicago, extending approximately from Western Avenue and Blue Island Avenue to Sixteenth Street and Canal Street. (Pero.) Today Pilsen has transformed into a colorful, artistic, and beautiful community with the population majority shifted towards the Hispanic. Over the course of these years Pilsen has gone through many changes ranging from cultural to economic and societal changes that have shaped into its present day form. Pilsen’s residents have resisted attempts to gentrify their neighborhood, and have preserved the community as a gateway for Hispanic immigrants....   [tags: Demographics / Scoiology]

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My Neighborhood

- Where I live is one of the greatest neighborhoods in the city to live in; however it does have its draw backs. Importantly it has nearly everything a resident might want, beautiful picturesque scenery, proximity to shopping, and many of the cultural centers. Nevertheless the roads can be some of the most congested in town, and the streets are not safe to walk late at night. Fortunately, I wake every morning to the most beautiful sun lit house. I sit on my porch sipping coffee, while I drink in an atmosphere that steals my breath away....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example]

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It's a Neighborhood Bar

- It's a Neighborhood Bar For a group project assigned in our Advanced Composition class at the University of Arizona, four of us decided to research the Morenci Mine Strike of 1983. When we left Tucson early one morning, we had no idea what to expect. The story was so muddled and had been so misconstrued with the passage of time and the fermentation of emotion, that we started to feel like Scooby Doo and his gang of amateur detectives. We even jokingly started calling my Nissan Altima the "Mystery Machine." I had read about a bar called The Refrigerated Cave in a book by Barbara Kingsolver called Holding the Line, and was interested in learning more about it, so armed with nothing but More...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Neighborhood Watch Program

- Neighborhood Watch Program According to National Sheriffs Association, “Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and best-known crime prevention concepts in North America (2010).”When the National Sheriffs Association established the Neighborhood Watch Program in 1972, the main purpose of the program was to educate individuals about securing their homes to reduce the chances of being victimized by criminals (National Sheriffs Association, 2010). However, as time went on Neighborhood Watch Programs took on a proactive role in helping to reduce crime by encouraging individuals to collaborate with their local law enforcement agency to monitor and report suspicious activities in the community....   [tags: Crime Prevention ]

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A Short Note On Insomnia And Neighborhood Context

- Introduction Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is difficult to fall asleep or to stay asleep and no restorative sleep and this sleep normally occurs at least 3 times per week and has been a problem for at least a month. (Thomas, 2007). Insomnia is becoming increasingly common in this contemporary society. According to Thomas (2007), there are more adults than other age group that suffer from insomnia and the survey recorded approximately 30% of adults reported at least one of the symptoms of insomnia....   [tags: Sleep, Sleep disorder, Circadian rhythm]

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Factors That Affect The Neighborhood 's Demographics

- Starting with the neighborhood’s demographics, it is apparent that although the Madison area has a population that is less than the overall Grand Rapids average, it still has a higher population density than the overall average. This implies that the neighborhood is crowded. When completing the neighborhood walk through, group members noted that the majority of houses began and ended within just a few feet of each other. This could mean that there are not enough resources such as social services, recreational activities, pharmacies, or grocery stores for the vast amount of members in the community....   [tags: High school, Crime, School district, Public school]

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The Effects Of Neighborhood Context On Juvenile Recidivism

- Grunwald, Lockwood, Harris, and Mennis’s (2010) examine the effects of neighborhood context on juvenile recidivism to determine if neighborhoods influence the likelihood of re-offending. Grunwald, Lockwood, Harris, and Mennis made two hypotheses. Hypothesis one was that “neighborhood indicators of social disorganization found to predict delinquency will continue to predict recidivism after controlling for individual and family contexts” (Grunwald et al. 2010, p.1069). Hypothesis two was that “individual and neighborhood predictors of juvenile recidivism will vary depending on recidivism offense type” (Grunwald et al....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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The Westerville Neighborhood On West Main Street

- The Westerville Neighborhood The Westerville neighborhood on West Main Street is right at the corner of Otterbein University, a private college where students of all backgrounds attend, especially those who can afford the high tuition. The streets and lanes are clean and bright, laced with the sweet smell of lavender and the smell of ripped fresh citron. The houses are fused together from the right side of the road to the left side of the road. Most houses are fenced with beautiful gates and are surrounded with small lawns with fresh green grass in front of the gates....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, Caucasian race]

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The Incident Between The Boy And The Neighborhood Watchman

- On the night of February 26, 2012 a seventeen year old African American boy was walking home from a convenient store, after stopping in to buy candy and a beverage. The boy was passing through a neighborhood that had been previously troubled with crime violations. While passing through the neighborhood, the seventeen year old encountered one of the neighborhood watchmen. During this interaction, the watchman called the police and reported that this African American boy was acting in a suspicious manner....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Crime, Criminal law]

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Tutoring at Grant Street Neighborhood Center

- On 09/14/09 was our orientation where I was assigned to tutor kids every Monday and Wednesday at the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. Since we were late on our first day, we had only ten minutes for the orientation. Briana and Janice were in charge of the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. They explained the rules and told us that we will be tutoring kids who are nine to nineteen years of age. This kind of shocked all of us because we all thought that we will be tutoring kids, who are in the elementary and middle schools....   [tags: tutoring, volunteering, ]

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The Growing Up Inside Of A Suburban Neighborhood

- Have you ever wanted something so bad, but you couldn’t see yourself getting it. Well that has pretty much been my life. When my mother was a child she lived in town, where you couldn’t walk outside of your door without seeing something done illegally. Whether it be the next biggest homicide, or drugs being transported in and out of a house. From then on she knew the life she wanted for her kids and it wasn’t the life she currently lived. My mother had me at the age of sixteen, so until she had a stable income we lived with my grandparents....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Thing, So Many Things]

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Crimes Of Crimes Around My Neighborhood

- As I searched the address of my home, I encountered several crime reports that I was unaware of. It is shocking to see how many crimes have been committed in less than a year. Not only am I surprise by the amount of crimes, but by the fact that they are so close to home. It is crazy how only some areas are shown in the news, but how come I never heard of crimes around my neighborhood. It is obvious to see how crimes are only shown in the news when they are in a violent area such as the city of Baltimore....   [tags: Theft, Crime, Crimes, Violence]

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Biography Of Ian From My Neighborhood

- I observed Ian from my neighborhood. He is a male and he is almost 3 years old. He is a Filipino. His parents came from the Philippines in Visayas region. Ian has a limited speaking in Tagalog because mostly all of his sayings or language is English. Ian’ s mother just gave birth last month, so he has a little brother. I observed Ian at his home at around 3:30 pm. It was on Friday, February 26. I observed him for 30 minutes or so. I brought my sister so that he can have someone to play with. When I sat down, I observed him while he was playing with my sister....   [tags: Play, Game, Iron Man, Captain America]

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Growing Up From A White Neighborhood

- Growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood as a kid sanctioned me to perpetually become aware that I was different from my neighbors. Through some social interactions with my friends in elementary schools, I quickly descried that my appearances, such as my hair, eyes, and nose was different from my peers. For instance, my hair was a lot darker than most of my peers’ hair and the texture of my hair was different from most of them. “Grow out your hair” were phrases that lingered throughout my childhood days, where I had my hair at a very short length....   [tags: High school, United States, Sociology]

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Agency Details Of Hilltop Neighborhood House

- Agency Details Hilltop Neighborhood House is a private preschool that provides care for children 6 weeks old to 5 years old. Hilltop offers a Kindergarten Readiness program that prepares children for Kindergarten. They prepare children for Kindergarten by provide them the tools to be successful in their later education. Hilltop teaches the children social and listening skills. This goes along with Hilltop’s mission to help children succeed as an individual. This program thrives on the diversity that Hilltop offers....   [tags: Family, Sociology, The Child, Childhood]

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West 6th Street Neighborhood Rescue

- The approach taken by the police department to address the problems plaguing the West 6th Street neighborhood in Racine, Wisconsin was a dedicated one. The neighborhood was severely over run with crime, drugs and abandonment. Residents live in fear and had little faith the police department was able to get a hold of the situation and turn it around. The first step was to identify the problems. This was possible by analyzing the criminal statistics of the area as well as conducting surveys, interviews, neighborhood meetings (   [tags: Racine Police Department, approaches]

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Long Beach, California Neighborhood Guide

- Long Beach, California Neighborhood Guide Image:,_California Long Beach is a large coastal city in Los Angeles County situated on the Pacific Coast and home to the second busiest cargo port in the United States. It is the center of international trading for oil, electronic equipment, auto parts, and furniture in California and shares a border with Los Angeles County and Orange County with about 500,000 people across 11 neighborhoods. Since there are many racial and ethnic groups in Long Beach, the city promotes cultural diversity with Hispanics accounting for almost 50% of the population....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Long Beach]

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The Net Neighborhood

- The Net Neighborhood “After all…I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” The above is my favorite quote from a movie. I have never really thought about my favorite movie quote until I ran into the question on the teen forums website. I thought the best online community for me to join would be one that I was interested in. I was attracted to the teen forum website which was created by the student center. I picked a message board that I knew I could participate in so that I could actively analyze the interactions between people....   [tags: Online Communities Internet Web Essays]

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Development of Neighborhoods in Chicago

- Chicago in the 1920s was a turning point for the development of ethnic neighborhoods. After the opening of the first rail connection from New York to Chicago in the 1840s, immigration sky rocketed from that point on. Majority of the immigrants to Chicago were Europeans. The Irish, Italians, eastern European Jews, Germans, and Mexicans were among the most common ethnicities to reside in Chicago. These groups made up the greater part of Chicago. The sudden increase in immigration to Chicago in the 1920s soon led to an even further distinguished separation of ethnicities in neighborhoods....   [tags: City Development, Ethnic Neighborhoods]

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The Relationship Between Schools And Neighborhood Drug Crimes

- Article Review Introduction/Overview The main topic of this paper is drug markets and how they are particularly likely to form near schools. The research in this study examines the relationship between schools and neighborhood drug crimes specifically. Schools play an important role on adolescent’s lives at an early age, which is the onset for drug use. Seeing that schools facilitate the access to drugs quite easily, students assure they are able to acquire drugs if they wanted to (Willits, Broidy & Denman, 2015)....   [tags: High school, Crime, Middle school]

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How Neighborhood And Poverty Can Be Responsible For The Crime

- The paper explains how neighborhood and poverty can be responsible for the crime. In other words, social disorganization and poverty have a great impact on crime and delinquency. Criminal’s behavior differs in terms of economy and social influences. Some criminologists have done extensive research in economic condition to find out if the economy causes crime. If the crime is the cause of the poverty, so there should be more crimes where poor people live. Criminologists compare in their research about the time of economic downturn with the time of economic prosperity and crime on rich areas and poor areas....   [tags: Criminology, Sociology, Crime, Economics]

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European Neighborhood Policy and Common Foreign and Security Policy

- Both the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) and the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) are strategies developed by the European Union in regards to their dealings with the ‘outside’ world. The European Neighborhood Policy finds its obstacles in the once superpower of the Russians, and their conflicting neighborhood policy. Whereas the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy finds its obstacles through its numerous memberships which on the outside one would consider a boon of combined knowledge, but when their insurmountable differences become involved it is a burden....   [tags: ENP, CFSP, EU, European Union]

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Gang membership, Drug Selling, and Violence in Neighborhood Context

- Smiley is a man who was released back into the society on a parole. He was sent back to live in his neighborhood. Shinichi Suzuki, a famous Japanese violinist who invented Suzuki Method, got the right idea of Smiley’s situation when he said “Man is a child of his environment”. It means that Smiley is a product of his environment. His neighborhood is a no picnic. The neighborhood is a basically a graveyard of American dreams. Like everyone else in America, Smiley values individualism, achievement, money, and family unity highly....   [tags: Smiley, Suzuki Method]

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The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative: A Cost Estimate

- Overview The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) draws upon promising practices from a national body of work that suggest that dual-generation programming is an effective strategy for breaking the cycle of poverty. Specifically, two-generation strategies that suggest integrating education, employment opportunities, and peer support for parents and academic and support services for their children will produce far more promising outcomes for both the parents and their child. The DCPNI Academy for Girls and Their Mothers is a 12-month program where middle-school aged girls attending Cesar Chavez Public Charter School will join classmates and the caring female in their lives for workshops...   [tags: DCPNI, Cesar Chavez Public Charter School]

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Social Enclaves: What Neighborhood Are You From?

- Throughout the past few years, there has been tension in Los Angeles between the neighborhoods. In an originally African American enclave, a Latino gang intimidated original inhabitants to leave Compton, California in a violent trend seen in recent years. In January of 2013, the friend of a newly residential Compton family was both physically and verbally abused by 4 Latino men in efforts to scare away the black family that had just moved in. The men of the Latino gang “called him a ‘nigger’, saying black people were barred from the neighborhood’” and “jumped out, drew a gun on him and beat him with metal pipes” (LA Times)....   [tags: culture, african americans, latinos, gangs]

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Childhood : Growing Up Of A Middle Class Neighborhood

- Childhood: Growing up in Mendoza I grew up in a middle class neighborhood in Mendoza. It’s a city in Argentina about the size of Des Moines, so it’s a medium sized city. My neighborhood was average for as far as the number of people, kids, and businesses. I have good memories of my neighborhood when I was growing up, it was pretty average, nothing unusual. I went to school and that took up most of the day. Otherwise I played with the rest of the kids in my house or in the neighborhood. We would play soccer when we had the chance....   [tags: United States, Atlantic Ocean, School types]

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I Am Alumni Of The Neighborhood Academic Initiative

- As am alumni of the Neighborhood Academic Initiative, I know that the program had a huge effect on me psychologically. Before the program, I was very ignorant about what school there were, how much they cost, if they were private or public, and even that I lived right next door to one. It was simply something that was not talked about in the area in which I lived. We considered the lucky ones, the ones who were able to complete and get a high school education. At least I remember that the highest level of education my parents hoped for me to achieve and that I would strive to reach was graduating high school....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school, Academia]

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Empowerment Theory Within the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

- Ideas of community, social progress, and culture are an ever-evolving social work issue. How do we as social workers choose to approach needs of groups and communities at the macro level. In order to grasp an understanding of true helping systems it is important for one to have a range of knowledge to justly participate within the formal helping structures an models that comprise of the social work field. In attempt to create our identity as active justice based social workers it is essential for one to conceptualize the framework of intersectionality....   [tags: community envolvement, social issues]

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The Impact Of Neighborhood On The Development Of Children 's Concepts

- The article by Urie Bronfenbrenner is about his argument on people needing to understand human development by considering the entire ecological system. He states the ecological system includes five socially organized subsystems that help guide and support human growth. The five socially organized subsystems are Microsystems, Mesosystems, Exosystems, Macrosystems and Chronosystems and according to Bronfenbreener these systems all play a part in effecting human growth. His theory took many years to be developed and was based off of a study completed in Berlin in 1870....   [tags: Developmental psychology]

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Sustainable Urban Form And Function Within Neighborhood Scale

- Sustainability has been widely acknowledged as a significant component of cities’ long-term development. Although scholars hold different views on the definitions of sustainability, however, the core pillars of sustainable development are generally classified as environment, economy and society (United Nations General Assembly 2005). These elements are equally important and mutually affected. Hence, a sustainable city is to make corporate development and sustainability in terms of environment, economy and society....   [tags: Sustainability, City, Landscape]

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My Field Experience At Interactive Neighborhood For Kids

- I chose to do my field experience at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, also known as INK. I have learned a lot from working at INK. From how to interact with special needs children, to how children truly learn from experiencing hands on activities. At INK, their dream is to imagine, create, and explore. INK is located in Gainesville, Georgia. This children’s museum is a place for individual kids or groups of kids such as field trips or birthday parties. The appropriate age for INK is aimed at children between the ages of two and twelve....   [tags: Learning, Education, Learning theory, Psychology]

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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis in Low-Income Neighborhoods

- In cities across the United States, the ongoing foreclosure crisis has caused the rapid spread of urban blight. The proliferation of foreclosed properties has consequences far beyond the hardships encountered by families facing foreclosure. Rising crime, unstable neighborhoods, and local budget problems are but a few of the external effects created by an overabundance of foreclosed property. Dealing with such property requires a two-faceted approach by local governments that focuses on acquiring abandoned properties and then creating programs to encourage responsible homeownership....   [tags: Foreclosures, Low-Income Neighborhoods, ]

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The Virtual Neighborhood and Its Social Implications

- The Virtual Neighborhood and Its Social Implications My own feelings about the "virtual neighborhood" fall somewhere in between those of Jim Dewer and David Noble. I will very briefly make an attempt to sketch out some boundary lines and find myself therein. I distinguish two sides of the issue. One is the concept itself and the other is the proposed list of uses. Admittedly, the two of these are related. The Concept First of all, the "virtual neighborhood" is no real neighborhood and we need to avoid being unduly convinced by a metaphor which is just that, a metaphor, of limited use....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Our Neighborhood Drawbacks

- My family and I live in a private zone in Visalia which has neat streets and attractive sidewalks decorating our neighborhood. In addition, we count with a secure playground area for our kids funny. It is surrounded by a high fence and has a soft carpet under the playground to protect our kids against fall downs. Many of our residents declare that is a pleasure to take a walk around our area. Laura, a woman who lives in front our home said: “It is a delight to walk to school every morning because I can enjoy our neighborhood beauty.” In addition, we have the advantage of the splendor during any season....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Analysis Of Luke 's Brother From The Neighborhood Near The Developed Land On The Corner Of The Neighborhoods

- FACTS I have recently been approached by Luke, an employee of ABC, for advice on how to approach a scenario related to Owen, Luke’s brother, who happens to live on the corner of the neighborhood near the developed land on which ABC plans to build an adult entertainment retail store. Luke knows that when the plans for the store are made public, the property value of the surrounding area would significantly decrease. Luke also knows that this would hurt Owen, who had recently received an offer for his house at an “okay” price, given the state of the current housing market....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Morality]

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My Neighborhood-Personal Narrative

- My Neighborhood-Personal Narrative I would wake up Saturday morning to birds chirping. I would get up, get dressed and go outside. The children in my neighborhood would come to my backyard, and we would play 'til our parents called us in. I remember the trees being huge, and the days so long. I didn't really know many of my neighbors. I had a handful of friends who lived in the same building, and that was it. The neighborhood itself was pretty bad. Sometimes I would wake in the middle of the night to the sound of gunshots....   [tags: Papers]

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Children and Youth in Neighborhood Contexts: Tama Leventhal and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

- Children and Youth in Neighborhood Contexts Children are influenced by a wide variety of things whether it may be the media that teaches children how to behave or their peers who shape them to be socially acceptable, or maybe even their parents who raised them to discover their own identity. But while there are many obvious influences in a child’s life, there is one that is subtle than the rest: the surrounding environment that the children grew up in, more specifically the neighborhood’s socioeconomic status....   [tags: children, development, media]

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Gentrification and White Preference in the Rhode Island Housing Market

- ... For one, the wealth gap between whites and blacks in Newport is extensive, with whites (82.4% of the population) making an average of $39,251 a year, and blacks (6.8% of the population) making $17,649 a year. (Jerzyk) However, this is largely due to the old wealth left in the city by the large mansions used as summer cottages back in the 1800s, and the recent expansion of public housing. These two conflicting residences creates an extremely large financial gap in terms of the price of living, where housing might be cheaper, but gas, groceries, and taxes are hefty....   [tags: cultural aspects of the neighborhood]

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Project Neighborhood Is An Off Campus Co Ed Housing Option For Calvin College

- Project Neighborhood (PN) is an off-campus co-ed housing option for Calvin College upperclassmen, where an estimate of 5-9 students live together with mentors at a subsidized set price of $275 per month. PN officially began in 1998 with one house and as the years progressed, a total of 6 project neighborhood houses (PNH) sprung up. PNHs used to be the pastor house of the nearby Christian Reformed Church, but has been donated to Calvin College to begin a bridge program. One of the main purpose of PN is for students to live near the donor church and participate in the ministry of the church....   [tags: African American, Black people, Grand Rapids]

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Neighborhood Poverty, Social Capital, and the Cognitive Development of African American Preschoolers

- Children in families with lower incomes at or below the poverty line have been connected with poor cognitive and social development in early childhood. The studies that I chose to use evaluate the cognitive and social development during early childhood using various surveys, evaluations, and observations completed by or with the children, parents, and teachers. Development of any kind is dependent on the interplay of nature and nurture, or genetics and environment. These studies draw from a child’s environment during the earliest years of development, specifically birth, pre-school, and early elementary school....   [tags: early childhood, poverty, social capital]

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Movie Analysis: The Gangs of New York

- Gangs of New York The movie Gangs of New York takes place in Lower Manhattan’s Five Points’ neighborhood. It begins in 1846. The main protagonist Amsterdam Fallon, Priest Fallon’s son, watches his father who is the leader of the Dead Rabbit gang prepare and die in battle. As his father is on his last breadths of life giving his son counsel, Billy “the Butcher” Cutting snaps the Priest Fallon’s head. Amsterdam runs away from Cuttings henchmen to hide his father’s knife before he is captured by the Natives gang....   [tags: lower Manhanttan, neighborhood, cutting]

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Throgs Neck in the Movie Summer of Same Directed by Spike Lee

- ... If you are driving into Throgs Neck then you will notice its main highways the Cross-Bronx Expressway and the Throgs Neck Bridge. The Throgs Neck Bridge connects the Bronx to Queens. The area Throgs Neck once was “Vriedelandt” later changed to Throgs Neck. For a while, people have been arguing whether or not Throgs Neck has two GG’s or one. The name Throgs Neck originally comes from an English man named John Throckmorton who was able to stay as the Dutch had allowed him to, in 1642. Ultimately, the American Indians drove out the Dutch....   [tags: crime, neighborhood, parades]

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Correlation between the Neighborhood One Is Born in and Your Chances in Life

- Prompt C The neighborhood one is born into has an immense effect on one’s life chances. The life of those of around low-income subway stops is not quite the same as the life of those around high-income subway stops. Not only do they have different wealth status but their lives are bound to be distinct. Quality of life certainly varies from class to class with different availability of resources needed to prosper in life. Those of a high-income have easy accessibility to the best education, homes, living environments, and jobs....   [tags: low income vs high income subway stops]

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The Roles of Place, Race, and Privilage in Unequal Opportunities

- In this article, Squires and Kubrin argue that place, race, and privilege interact and combine to play a large role in the unequal opportunities that different citizens have in metropolitan areas across the United States. They first explain the existence of “bad” neighborhoods in these metropolitan areas and attempt to describe their development over time. They discuss how place has played a role in this. For example, they discuss sprawl, which they define as “a pattern of development associated with outward expansion, low-density housing and commercial development, fragmentation of planning…, auto-dependent transport, and segregated land use patterns” (48)....   [tags: neighborhood, poverty, minorities]

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Row Houses in Boston's South End

- In the early nineteenth century, Boston increased in size by filling in the marshy area around where Washington Street is today. The city, concerned about crowding in the already established neighborhoods downtown and on Beacon Hill, decided to develop this area into new residential neighborhoods. The population of Boston had increased dramatically in the first half of the nineteenth century from the large number of immigrants and the steady rise of industry in a port city. Between 1850 and 1875, the area south and east of Washington Street (the ocean side) became the South End, which was intended to attract the growing middle class and to persuade them not to move to the suburbs....   [tags: neighborhood, architecture, building]

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Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

- Introduction Social determinants of health (SDOH) are increasingly becoming a major problem of Public Health around the World. The impact of resources and material deprivation among people and populations has resulted in an increase in mortality rate on a planetary scale. Social determinants of health are defined as the personal, social, economic and the environmental conditions which determines the health status of an individual or population (Gardner, 2013). Today’s society is characterized by inequalities in health, education, income and many other factors which as a result is becoming a burden for Public Health around the world....   [tags: conditions, education, income, neighborhood]

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Social Disorganization Theory Links Crime Rates Neighborhood Ecological Characteristics

- Social Disorganization Theory Social disorganization theory links crime rates neighborhood ecological characteristics perspective that explains ecological differences in levels of crime based on structural and cultural factors shaping the nature of the social order across communities, but where the fabric of social life because frayed and torn are unable to provide essential services to their residents, education health to care, because of the absence of self-regulatory mechanisms, which in turn are due to the impact of structural factors on social interactions or the presence of delinquent subcultures....   [tags: Sociology, Criminology, Crime, Social structure]

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Suggestions for Effectively Talking at Your Tenants

- ... You can announce an upcoming event, send a gentle reminder that rent is due or send maintenance updates. Don't type in all caps or issue ultimatums in a text message. Save legal notices for certified mail or in-person channels. Printed and Electronic Newsletters If your property uses a monthly or quarterly newsletter to keep residents informed, don't assume everyone reads the online version. While most of the under 30 crowd have some type of Internet access, older residents, a few college students, and some ethnic groups don't use home computers or mobile devices....   [tags: ownership and value of a neighborhood]

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Transformation of Homewood West Community

- ... To my surprise, many were well-educated and very welcoming, and ambitious people, striving to make the community better. Many of them noted the issues in the neighborhood, and stated that they had a lot of work to do but they made me leave Homewood West with hope. As I started my journey into Homewood, I made my way down Franktown Avenue past the YWCA I started to see differences from the city and why a lot of residents are struggling to make ends meet. There were houses with broken windows, and businesses that were vacant or torn down....   [tags: neighborhood, railroad, racism]

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Factors Keeping the European Neighborhood Policy From Reaching Its Full Potential

- While the European Union announced that they will promptly provide another 18.2 billion euros for the funding of the European neighborhood policy till 2020, critics however, questions that whether or not the ENP is suffering from many of its negative features and unable to be fully implemented to its potential. (European Commission Statement, 2012) For one, the European Union is constantly being challenged by ongoing dilemma of how to properly handle the immigration issues across its borders as well as increasing human mobility at the same time....   [tags: immigration, economy, visas]

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The Epidemic Of The 90s Of A Lower Class Neighborhood By My Maternal Grandmother

- Use this one Growing up in Reading, Pennsylvania being raised in a lower class neighborhood by my maternal grandmother, I did not realize how different my life was from those outside my community. It was normal for me to see empty drug baggies on the ground, people coping drugs on the corner, condemned/ abandoned homes, and crime. As I got older and my network of people grew, I started to notice some differences. However, it was not until I left the area at age 18 to attend college did I fully realize that my "normal" was not the "normal." Most people I knew growing up were struggling with finances and had one or both parents addicted to drugs or alcohol and mines were no different....   [tags: Family, Mother, Addiction, Drug injection]

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Computers at Fort Greene's Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership Help the Poor

- S.N.A.P. (Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership) Fort Greene computer and printing lab has many resources the community can use in order to help them move through the harsh deserts of the communities poor but shrinking economic disparity. The population is a little over a hundred and ten thousand ; infant mortality is four point eight persons out of one thousand, which is one less than the national average. Twenty percent of the population is on some type of financial support, from T.A.W.F. , Supplemental security assistance and medicaid ....   [tags: printing lab, literacy, homeless]

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Autobiographical Essay: Who Am I?

- 1. Environment: I grew up in a very welcoming orthodox community mainly consisting of orthodox and non-orthodox Jewish men, women, and children. I myself am a white, orthodox, Jewish woman. My neighborhood from before the time I was born until my early young-adult-hood was made up of orthodox Jews until two secular families moved in. Although technically my house is in the Baltimore City boarder my community and school is not split into county and city. Meaning that it does not necessarily matter where you live, you can attend any private school you wished....   [tags: neighborhood, social class, community]

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The Washington Height Communcity

- In conducting this assignment we visited the neighborhood of Washington Heights. During our visits we interviewed several of the residences; so that we could get a first hand prospective of what it is like living in the community, why they settled in the community and the many changes that they have witness durning their time in the neighborhood. Washington Heights is a very culturally diverse community which is located on the northern tip of Manhattan. It extends from 155th street to 200th street....   [tags: neighborhood, diverse, residences, cost]

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Police And Disorderly Youth At A Movie Theater

- Look at the below activities: Assaults in bars Disorderly youth at a movie theater Shoplifting at the mall Red light running Auto theft in a residential neighborhood Selecting one of the above types of activity, develop questions that need to be answered to analyze each aspect of the problem analysis triangle: 1. Crime 2. Offender 3. Victim 4. Place 5. Handler 6. Guardian 7. Manager The problem analysis triangle is essentially a demonstrative tool used by crime analysts and members of law enforcement alike to assist in the visualization and understanding of crime problems....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Police, Neighborhood watch]

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Knowing Your Neighbors

- Know Your Neighbors Moving a lot, I have accustomed to different types of neighbors. In ways neighbors can influence our everyday life, our social life, and we never really thought they could. But they do. They become important to us. There are the good and the bad, although from my perspective there are three main types of neighbors. You have your nosy neighbors, your friendly neighbors, and then come the busy neighbors. We all those. Nosy neighbors tend to be the ones you have to be extra careful with....   [tags: Nosy, Friendly, Neighborhood]

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Do the Right Thing Film Analysis

- The 1989 film Do the Right Thing displays a story about racial tension in a predominantly African-American neighborhood. Spike Lee not only directed and produced this film but he was also the main character, Mookie. In spite of maintaining these three jobs, Lee incorporated cinematic techniques that allowed his film to unlock controversial ideals for both Caucasian and African-American viewers. Through the use of camera elements Lee was able to display emotions and tone of the scene without using stating it directly....   [tags: racial tension in an African American neighborhood]

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Cultural Differences And Racism : Not My Neighborhood : How Bigotry Shaped A Great American City

- Cultural Differences and Racism One 's culture can make an impact on a person 's life by making it difficult to comprehend other societal issues or way of life. Antero Pietila’s novel Not in my Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a great American City underscores the growth and introduction of racism through real life examples. He discusses the issues that people faced with real estate, ultimately resulting in segregation throughout Baltimore. This topic of racism in the United States is ubiquitous however, people of another culture may not understand it until they are involved in the actual society....   [tags: United States, Race, Racism, White American]

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Making Comminities More Favorable in here Goes the Neighborhood by Wilson and Taub and Growing Greener Cities by Birch

- Over the past few weeks I began to use the understanding we collected on elites to recognize the way in which cities are shaped. In the “There Goes the Neighborhood” book by William Julius Wilson and Richard Taub we saw the different neighborhoods that make up Chicago while in “Growing Greener Cities” by Eugenie L. Birch and Susan M. Watcher the idea of repairing ecological foundations was examined. The way that I tied these two texts together was through the manner that cities and neighborhoods can be made more favorable and beneficial....   [tags: plants, transportsation, environment]

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How Much Does Play Differ As You Navigate Outside Of Your Neighborhood, State, Or Country?

- How much does play differ as you navigate outside of your neighborhood, state, or country. In my personal experience I have only lived two places, (Denver and Minnesota) so I haven 't experienced a much different play culture in comparison to the global scale. Something that I have noticed when I moved to Denver was that people played similar or the same games that we played back home, but used a different title for the game, which I found interesting, but not perspective changing. So when considering play in other cultures there are several elements such as religion, cuisine, demographics, hierarchy’s, etc., that could have influence on a cultures play style....   [tags: North America, United States, Culture, Childhood]

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Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (NCIPA)

- What are the similarities between the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (NCIPA). Are CIPA and NCIPA necessary to protect our children are all they really just acts of censorship. This paper will compare the two acts, and explore some different interpretations of the 1st amendment; specifically Article 13. It will then go in to the case of the American Library Association challenging the acts vs. the United States in 2003. This paper will show both sides of the case and how and why the United States won....   [tags: Internet Crime ]

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Neighborhood Violence in The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors by Jim Myers

- Neighborhood Violence in The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors by Jim Myers While the bodies pile up in what we call our Nation's Backyard, the rest of the country chooses to deny the facts and to remain blind to the truth. The gruesome statistics, and tales of violence in "The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors" by Jim Myers has the ability to force just about anyone into understanding the severity of the situation the residents of service area 109, also known as eastern Capitol Hill, are facing....   [tags: Papers]

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Kundrathur: Proximity to IT Hubs Creates Opportunity for Real Estate Developers

- Kundrathur: Proximity to IT Hubs Creates Opportunity for Real estate Developers Kundrathur is an upcoming neighbourhood of Chennai suburban area. It is located near Grand Trunk Road (GST) and is around 22 km away from Chennai. It is one such locality which has good civic and social infrastructure, as well as excellent connectivity and the real estate developers are expecting a profitable investment from this suburb. Strategically located on the GST Road, it is in close proximity to developed localities such as Tambaram, Porur and Sriperumbadur....   [tags: upcoming neighborhood in the Chennai area ]

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Growing up in a Cul-de-Sac and Close-Knit Neighborhood

- "Wake up. You need to go with your Massi to get groceries!" was screamed by my mother every Saturday of her pregnancy term. My mother had a difficult pregnancy, so the doctor had assigned her to bed rest for most of her term. During this time, my massi had moved in with us to take care of my mom, as my dad would work from 7 am to 5pm. I remember I was in kindergarten and thought I was all grown up and had the most difficult life ever. I mean, in a sense, I did have difficult life. I was a shy and a sensitive kid growing up, who was picked on at school for being fat and having facial hair....   [tags: Children, Moving]

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