Eastwick: An environmental ‘sore’ that may be healing

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A worker lays out coir matting, which is made of coconutfiber that will break down in 2-3 years, but protect hydro seed from water erosion. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

A worker lays out coir matting, which is made of coconutfiber that will break down in 2-3 years, but protect hydro seed from water erosion. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

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More than 50 years ago, Philadelphia tried to remake the Eastwick neighborhood. By all measures, it failed. Catalina Jaramillo, a reporter with WHYY’s PlanPhilly, explains why it’s taken so long for the city to try to fix it.

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