Parkside apartments resident Tabitha Collett, 12, runs after a ball as she plays with other children. The residents of the complex, which has been plagued by crime and challenged by poverty, are trying to clean up the area and build a sense of community by holding pot luck dinners and taking care of each others' needs. 
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Parkside apartments resident Tabitha Collett, 12, runs after a ball as she plays with other children. The residents of the complex, which has been plagued by crime and challenged by poverty, are trying to clean up the area and build a sense of community by holding pot luck dinners and taking care of each others' needs. TIFFANY TOMPKINS/Bradenton Herald ttompkins@bradenton.com
Parkside apartments resident Tabitha Collett, 12, runs after a ball as she plays with other children. The residents of the complex, which has been plagued by crime and challenged by poverty, are trying to clean up the area and build a sense of community by holding pot luck dinners and taking care of each others' needs. TIFFANY TOMPKINS/Bradenton Herald ttompkins@bradenton.com

Bradenton neighborhood's unity to fight crime is very uplifting story

March 06, 2016 12:00 AM

UPDATED March 04, 2016 02:04 PM

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