When leaders of the Maplewood Neighborhood Association first suggested the organization counter persistent gang issues by donating money to a ...
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December 22, 2011
Erica Conger decorates a Christmas tree with her children, from left, Maddox, 4, and Ella, 2, at the apartment they recently moved in to after being homeless. Maddox told his mom all he wanted for Christmas was a Christmas tree.