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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Mildred Pagan, community activist, 1955-2014

    Mildred Pagan, community activist, 1955-2014
    When Mildred Pagan moved into the Julia Lathrop Homes in the late 1970s, she was an anxious teenage mother with three small children fleeing an abusive marriage, her daughter said. But she quickly became well-known among her neighbors in the public...
  • Wethersfield Has New Zoning Enforcement Officer

    WETHERSFIELD — There's a new zoning sheriff in town. Monica Holloway, the town's new zoning enforcement officer, started work about three weeks ago, said Town Manager Jeff Bridges. Holloway's job is to enforce zoning and property maintenance rules,...
  • Goal Of New Wethersfield Zoning Officer Is 'Compliance'

    WETHERSFIELD -- There's a new zoning sheriff in town. Monica Holloway, the town's newly hired zoning enforcement officer, started work about three weeks ago, according to Town Manager Jeff Bridges. Holloway's job is to enforce zoning and property...
  • Museum celebrates wild weather

    The old saying is a always appropriate in Hampton Roads: If you don't like the weather then wait 10 minutes, because it will change. But what happens when the weather turns foul? The Hampton History Museum is holding a family friendly event Aug. 9...
  • Village shuts down after alleged threats over power plant

     Village shuts down after alleged threats over power plant
    Oakwood Hills has shut down Village Hall because of alleged threats against public officials over a controversial power plant proposal. Officials in the small McHenry County community have also canceled Thursday's Village Board meeting "due to...
  • 'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know [Commentary]

    'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know [Commentary]
    A few words about the "poor door." Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
  • Officials act in Winter Park's best interests: My Word

    I serve on Winter Park's Planning and Zoning Board and offer Cynthia Mackinnon's My Word on June 17 as a demonstration of emotion absent fact — and this from a retired judge ("Citizens speak up, is Winter Park listening?"). People appearing at a...
  • Aldermen setting cannabis dispensary regulations

    Aldermen setting cannabis dispensary regulations
    Aldermen took steps Tuesday to further limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located in the city. The dispensaries would be banned from manufacturing districts, transportation corridors and many areas that are a mix of homes and smaller...
  • Scene: Neighborhood Housing gala opens doors

    For a full house of 475 attendees, Neighborhood Housing Services of the Lehigh Valley presented its inaugural "Opening Door Gala" on the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University on June 22. This successful and...
  • The grim warning for the gambling industry in Atlantic City's implosion

    The grim warning for the gambling industry in Atlantic City's implosion
    The news from the casino industry in Atlantic City, N.J., has been implacably, relentlessly horrific. Over the weekend the owners of Trump Plaza, formerly a signature property on the boardwalk, said they expected it to close in September; the resort's...
  • Downers Grove businesses seek to keep old signs

    Downers Grove businesses seek to keep old signs
    Several Downers Grove business owners have tried to keep from building new signs for their establishments in the wake of newly enforced village policies. Retailers including Fry's Electronics, Kohl's and two Best Buy locations have petitioned to keep...