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As others left, they came to one of Syracuse’s poorest neighborhoods to build a future

By Marnie Eisenstadt | meisenstadt@syracuse.com The house at 721 Otisco St. was a shell. It had been set on fire four times. And still, someone had scrawled “Burn Me” in black on a board covering one of the broken windows. The message: Try harder. Every window was broken. The Victorian details were covered by decades[…]