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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Manchester Police Say Man Posed As Cop

    Manchester Police Say Man Posed As Cop
    MANCHESTER — Police say a man who was arrested Wednesday had posed as a police officer and had in his car items that included an air pistol, orange safety vests and a strobe light. Francis McNeil, 53, of 150 Pine St., was charged with impersonating...
  • All Aboard Florida to pick up tab for quiet RR zones

    The private company All Aboard Florida is putting up $60 million to silence train horns at railroad crossings along its tracks from Miami to Orlando, putting to rest whether taxpayers in each city would have to pay for the crossing upgrades. The quiet...
  • A Condominium Association is Just Realizing it has Original Building Defects - Can It Still Act?

    Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff A man’s house is his castle.  This saying likely is as old as time, but probably still rings true even more so today.  With the American Dream for most folks still undoubtedly including home ownership, once...
  • Quinn kills bill to cap assessments tied to foreclosed condo sales

    Quinn kills bill to cap assessments tied to foreclosed condo sales
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday killed a bill that would have limited the amount of money due to a condominium association when a foreclosed unit is sold. The governor, who had to act on the bill by Wednesday, used an amendatory veto to change the bill,...
  • Why did Michael Brown shooting happen where it did?

    FERGUSON, Mo. Long before the nation rested its collective conscience on the protests along West Florissant Avenue, there was a different mobilization going on. Hundreds of people were moving out of their urban neighborhoods to this north St. Louis...
  • After scrutiny, CHA cuts value of 'super vouchers'

    After scrutiny, CHA cuts value of 'super vouchers'
    Chicago Housing Authority voucher recipients will no longer receive enough assistance to place them in the city's most luxurious high-rise buildings under a new policy, the agency announced Sunday. The policy targets "super vouchers" that allow low-...
  • Storied Chicago church mural needs an angel

    Storied Chicago church mural needs an angel
    A few weeks ago, a sale sign went up, again, outside the Northside Stranger's Home Church. For anyone who loves the mural on the church's front wall, the sign felt like a death notice, and there may be nobody sadder about that than Jon Pounds. "If the...
  • In 5 days, 1,223 people seek Section 8 vouchers in Newport News

    NEWPORT NEWS — In five days, more than 1,200 people scheduled meetings with the city's Redevelpoment and Housing Authority to apply for Section 8 housing assistance vouchers. The agency last opened its waitlist to receive applications for vouchers...
  • Board clears way for controversial annex of Lincoln Park school

    Board clears way for controversial annex of Lincoln Park school
    The city's zoning appeals board tonight cleared the way for construction of a controversial annex for a Lincoln Park elementary school. The board's decision came after opponents and supporters of the project sat through hours of testimony -- a...
  • Letter: Suggestions for addressing poverty

    Re: “Panel addresses strategies on poverty,” Aug. 9. Here are some of the ideas I presented to the Glendale Housing Authority on July 29: 1. Create a business incubator for the unemployed and those on welfare with an annual 100 participant...
  • Long Island hit by flash floods during rush hour

    Long Island hit by flash floods during rush hour
    NEW YORK — More than a foot of rain hit parts of New York's Long Island on Wednesday, enough to set a preliminary state record, triggering flash floods and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour....