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On Wednesday, Toledo City Council moved one step closer to approving U.S. Housing and Urban Development money reserved for the Junction and Englewood neighborhoods.

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Junction and Englewood neighborhoods of central Toledo stretch from Dorr Street to the Anthony Wayne Trail. Together, the two neighboring communities make up a significant part of the Glass City.

They are areas that community leaders like Alicia Smith with The Junction Coalition said have been ignored since before the 1960s.

“They are both designated areas by HUD that have been disinvested and disenfranchised,” Smith said.

Drive into either, and you will find blighted homes everywhere, and the streets they rot on are targets for the city’s anti-crime efforts.

But Toledo’s city council is trying to reverse this trajectory, moving one step closer to approving $4 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, passing the money …

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