As you may have heard, sadly, a clerk at the Trax Market at Front and Girard was shot and killed overnight. It’s worth noting that Trax was also where Sabina Rose O’Donnell‘s killer first tracked her last summer. And it’s further worth noting this is a corner that seems to hate itself as much as it hates you. And at the risk of oversimplifying a tangled web of police districting, neighborhood politics and generally bad, decades-old juju, we’d like to just say that Front & Girard has had enough. It doesn’t have to be this way. For all of the money that’s been pumped into the section of town over the last decade, nagging gnawing problems remain in a spot that could and should be very welcoming and even a point of local pride: That Girard El stop is where three neighborhoods and untold numbers of walks of life converge daily. How is it that no one seems to have ever made it a priority to see that the place is not a vortex of suck and violence and great urban shame?