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2009-04-16 09:42:00

Historic Affordable Housing in D.C.'s Logan Circle Now Energy Efficient and Healthier for Families, Seniors WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Adrian Fenty will join residents, neighbors, elected officials and community developers on Friday, April 17th between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to celebrate the grand re-opening of R Street Apartments, an enduring source of green affordable housing in the Washington, D.C.

2009-03-06 16:29:13

Residents and neighbors of Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood say Canada geese have taken over areas where buildings used to stand. Locals said the demolishing of former public housing buildings during recent years left empty lawns that slowly but steadily attracted the geese as new residents, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. Rev.

2009-01-22 17:55:34

A pair of seven-story mansions on London's posh Park Lane have been taken over by a group of about 20 squatters and their three large dogs. The squatters, ranging in age from 21 to 45, said they moved into the mansions, which together are worth about $41.6 million, about two months ago, The Sun reported Thursday. There's quite a large squatters community in London and we always pass on information, said one squatter, 27-year-old Martin of Cape Town, South Africa.

2008-12-22 12:48:00

Defines Proper Conduct for Mortgage Lenders, Brokers HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Banking Steve Kaplan today announced that new rules for the mortgage industry will help to ensure that Pennsylvania borrowers receive affordable loans with clear, up-front terms.

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2008-11-20 15:35:00

Dutch researchers said that visuals such as graffiti, trash in the street, and bicycles chained to a fence all resulted in a decline in how people behaved during a series of experiments.

2008-11-03 12:00:26

Egyptian health officials say a rock slide in early September that killed more than 100 residents of a Cairo slum is now threatening the lives of the survivors.

2008-11-03 12:00:12

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2008-09-28 00:00:17

A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by residents of an East Hills housing project who have been fighting for two years to keep the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from holding a foreclosure sale.

2008-08-11 06:00:25

Text of report by Ben Agina and Isaac Ongiri entitled: "Squatters invade airport land, endanger flights" published by Kenyan privately- owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 11 August Squatters have invaded corridors that aircraft use to approach the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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