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A year after deadly Tornado, neighborhood still reels


After the storm

A full year after a devastating tornado hit Springfield, the low-income neighborhoods of Six Corners and South End are recovering far more slowly than more affluent East Forest Park.

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Corner of Spruce and Central streets before and after the tornado

Note: Dots represent adresses; some addresses have multiple units.

SOURCES: City of Springfield; Google Earth

Daigo Fujiwara, Matt Carroll, David Butler, Monica Ulmanu/Globe Staff

Director tweets pic of Ben Affleck in Batman mask

Director Zack Snyder continues to use Twitter to tease fans with images from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the forthcoming film starring a brooding Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader. Friday, Snyder tweeted a picture of our homeboy in the Batman mask. It was captioned #75, a reference to the superhero’s 75th anniversary, which was celebrated earlier in the week.

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