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Readers respond to Scott Helman’s story on West Medford, a historically black neighborhood in transition.

ON A NEIGHBORHOOD

I am a fourth-generation native of West Medford and really appreciate the detail Scott Helman included in “The Ville” (February 10). My mother, Sylvia Evans, will turn 90 on March 4, and we will celebrate at the West Medford Community Center. She represents that generation of elders to which Helman refers in the article: They survived despite the odds and have been the backbone of our community.

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