| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON — Lowe's Cos., the home-improvement retail giant, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty and roll out a new record-keeping policy for contractors that could encounter lead paint.
The settlement, announced Thursday, ended a federal...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Elmhurst Development, Planning and Zoning Committee members, who have been discussing possible limits on impervious surfaces in residential construction since July of last year, this week agreed on an allowable percentage of lot coverage, but asked...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Lehigh County commissioners Wednesday lambasted the county administration's plan for turning around Cedarbrook nursing home as weak and undeveloped.
The criticism came as commissioners were asked to approve a new contract with the nursing home's union...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Mariah Riley was beaming.
The 11-year-old had just finished touring her family's home, newly renovated in a construction blitz spearheaded by the LeBron James Family Foundation and the TV show Rehab Addict.
What did she like best?
Her bedroom, of...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Home improvement retailer Home Depot on Monday confirmed its payment systems were breached, potentially impacting customers using payment cards at its U.S. and Canadian stores.
While the full scope of the breach was yet to be determined, there was no...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:10 AM
When "This Old House" premiered on the Boston PBS station WGBH in 1979, few could have predicted it would spawn an entirely new television genre: the home-improvement show. The series that made Bob Vila a household star and inspired the top-rated sitcom...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Plans to resurface 96 blocks of residential streets in Burbank are underway, with the Burbank City Council last week unanimously approving a contract to start the $2.7-million project.
The project, part of the city's residential-street-improvement...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This renovated 1920s house in Hollywood Hills retains an "Old Hollywood" vibe from its beamed ceilings with plaster scroll work to the hardwood floors of the step-down living room. The original decorative iron gate stands in the arched entryway to the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:21 AM
With little fanfare, the Aberdeen City Council passed its $14.08 million budget for the next fiscal year that calls for spending less than in this fiscal year and does not include a property tax rate or water and sewer rate increase.
As it passed the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:00 AM
For visitors to Washington who want to take a tour of the White House but did not get the necessary clearance from their congressional office or embassy, there is now another option — the newly renovated White House Visitor Center.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:15 AM
What home improvement would make your marriage happier?
Couples overwhelmingly agreed that a “dream kitchen” would make their marriages the happiest, according to a recent survey of 2,000 homeowners conducted by HSH.com. Following the...