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  • Troubled Dolton senior center a burden on taxpayers

     Troubled Dolton senior center a burden on taxpayers
    The Dorchester Senior Center in the south suburbs has a steady stream of visitors: attentive relatives, busy repairmen and, lately, inquisitive federal investigators. The five-story, village-owned building that looks out over a dreary interstate has...
  • Housing market recovery lays foundation for job growth

    Housing market recovery lays foundation for job growth
    At the start of the economic downturn, one of the factors that brought our country into a recession was the burst of the housing bubble. Now, as the housing market slowly recovers, it’s helping to spur economic growth. A new study by CareerBuilder...
  • Construction adds jobs as housing recovers, but gains are uneven

    Construction adds jobs as housing recovers, but gains are uneven
    Driven by demand in multi-unit housing, construction employment rose in 152 metro areas since March 2012, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics by the Associated General Contractors Assn. But the employment gains have been uneven. The...
  • California jobs: Construction sector sheds thousands of jobs

    California jobs: Construction sector sheds thousands of jobs
    The California construction industry lost thousands of jobs last month, according to new government data, bucking a trend that saw the industry outpace growth in other sectors amid a resurgent housing market. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said...
  • At Hopleaf, a tale behind every ale

    At Hopleaf, a tale behind every ale
    Mike Roper's a sucker for a good story. One afternoon, while sampling beers at his Uptown bar Hopleaf, he relayed how archaeologists in Turkey unearthed pottery buried for thousands of years, drinking vessels once containing beer. The liquids inside had...
  • Ivey Lane's evolution: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin

    Ivey Lane's evolution: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin
    Two decades ago, a largely white jury from a Los Angeles suburb lit a perilously short racial fuse with two words: "Not guilty." Four white Los Angeles police officers were freed on charges of excessive force in the brutal beating of Rodney King —...
  • With construction on Eccleston Elementary underway, Orange schools tout job creation

     
    Orange School Board member Kat Gordon had to fight some of her own constituents to do it, but she's getting a new Eccleston Elementary built. On Tuesday, flanked by two other board members, the superintendent, district officials and a contractor, Gordon...
  • Meet the L.A. school board candidates

     
    Meet the L.A. school board candidates...
  • Orange board to stick with decade-old construction priorities

     
    ┬áThe Orange County School Board has decided to stick with a decade-old construction priority list until it’s finished – even if that means putting off schools that have more dire needs. In 2002, voters approved a half-penny sales tax tied to a...
  • Havre de Grace councilman vows to continue fight for new high school [Letter]

    Editor: In a recent edition of our local newspapers, one of the main stories was that Fallston schools were the big winners in Harford School construction plans. It further states that the Board of Education passed an Educational Facilities Master...
  • Congressional candidate predicted campaign long, long ago

    Congressional candidate predicted campaign long, long ago
    General contractor David Wagie is seeking the Republican nomination to run against freshman U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach. Many years ago, he knew he'd be making the race, or at least a race for Congress. Here's an article, "Once-reluctant...