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via Wkyc:

Cleveland, our city on the rise, has a picture perfect downtown skyline worthy of a post card.

Beyond it, a blemish impossible to ignore.

No one knows it better than city leaders who have made a commitment to take another bite out of blight by going after more abandoned homes.

Alex Reese knows it.

His little corner of the world for 34 years now is his home on Elizabeth St. at East 93rd.

“Neighbors in this neighborhood are really good. We watch out for each other. Really look out for each other here,” says Reese.

But right next door, an abandoned dilapidated house.

“I don’t know what’s in there. There could be a dead body in there now, I don’t know. I’ve called everyone about this house since it’s been like this: The Housing Department, the mayor. All anyone can say is It’s on the list,” Reese explains.

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