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A Crime Hotspot Called the Mudhole Becomes a Home for Learning and Butterflies.

Visionary Doreen Abubakar, founder of CPEN and a coalition of residents, advocates and others, transformed a former drug market green-space area into a bonafide community gem.
The park sits on New Haven's Farmington Canal Green-way. Now the community boasts of a butterfly garden, farmers markets, bike repair station and a communication kiosk.