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Friday, September 21, 2012
By Janet Babin : Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
In the 1930s, a tiny town about 50 miles south of New York City became an epicenter of experimental living. Initially called Jersey Homesteads, now known as Roosevelt, N.J., it was one of 99 communities created by the federal government as part of the New Deal programs. But even as the town celebrates its 75th anniversary this weekend, the question remains: was this model community a success?