Nation: You Can't Go Home Again

The woman they called EJ. is murdered in Trenton

When Emma Jane Stockton was a little girl, she looked forward eagerly to spending Christmas holidays with her grandparents in Trenton, N.J. They lived in a mansion called Ivy Tower that was on a charming street in New Jersey's bustling capital. She remembered the gracious way of life, and although E.J., as her friends called her, lived with her parents in nearby Yardley, Pa., she always considered Trenton her home.

Then the city, already infected with urban blight, began to deteriorate. Industries disappeared, buildings...

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