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  • Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.

     Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.
    When the city of Los Angeles established its "1% for the Arts" program more than two decades ago, the rationale was that commercial and municipal development takes a toll on the visual landscape of the city. To mitigate that, and to contribute to the artistic vitality of the city, developers were required to pay a fee equal to 1% of the construction value. That money was supposed to pay for art in public places.
  • Plainville To Open Waiting List For Senior Housing Next Month

    PLAINVILLE — The waiting list for an apartment in the Plainville Housing Authority complex off Route 10 will be opened briefly next month for people to apply. The demand usually exceeds the number of units that become vacant in the 120-unit...

    Housing starts rise slightly in March

    Builders broke ground on more new homes nationwide in March, although the increase missed expectations. Housing starts climbed 2.8% from an upwardly revised February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000, the Commerce Department said...

    L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block

    L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block
    Los Angeles officials are starting to get serious about freeing up $7.5 million or more in city government funds that are earmarked for visual art, performances or other cultural events, but have been wrapped tightly for years in legal red tape. The...

    Virginia Beach engineering firm to add 33 jobs after software development success

    Virginia Beach engineering firm to add 33 jobs after software development success
    Engineering firm JES plans to relocate its Virginia Beach headquarters to Corporate Landing Business Park with plans to expand its software development division and add 33 jobs. The company recently bought a 45,000-square-foot office building in the...