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  • Lowe's settles EPA allegations on lead paint

    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...
  • Committee agrees on impervious surface rule

     Committee agrees on impervious surface rule
    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...
  • Lehigh County board approves Cedarbrook union contract, drops capital funding

    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...
  • Family tours house renovated by LeBron's foundation

    Family tours house renovated by LeBron's foundation
    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...
  • Home Depot confirms data breach in U.S., Canada

    Home Depot confirms data breach in U.S., Canada
    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...
  • The house that home-makeover shows built

    The house that home-makeover shows built
    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...
  • Burbank City Council OKs contract to fix streets

    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...
  • Home of the Week: renovated 1920s house in Hollywood Hills

    Home of the Week: renovated 1920s house in Hollywood Hills
    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...
  • Aberdeen passes $14.08 million budget for next year, transfers funds in this year's

    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...
  • Newly renovated White House Visitor Center reopens

    Newly renovated White House Visitor Center reopens
    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.       The...
  • Top 5 most-desired home improvements

    Top 5 most-desired home improvements
    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...