Next on midtown neighborhood's rebuilding list – reopening elementary school
Juu Htoo, who is originally from Thailand, takes notes during an English as a Second Language class at Yates Community Center on Tuesday. Opening of the center returned students to the former Yates Elementary School building in the Gifford Park neighborhood after the Omaha school district closed the school in 1999.
Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:00 am
Residents of the Gifford Park area have spent the past two decades building up their midtown neighborhood.
By many measures, they've succeeded. There is still crime and poverty, but the area boasts a particularly strong neighborhood association that has sponsored cleanups, established a community garden and youth tennis league, and campaigned for stronger liquor laws.
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