Quantcast

Latest Urban decay Stories

2009-07-20 08:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the battle of the budget rages on at the state capitol, the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania is calling housing the forgotten issue of 2009. "Despite the long and documented record showing that state investment in housing pays large dividends, our elected representatives are choosing to disinvest. This deep recession can be better combated through more spending on housing, not less," said Housing Alliance executive director Liz...

2009-07-17 00:54:31

The U.S. economic racial divide between whites and blacks is immense and it colors the perceptions of people in the two races, a researcher found. Mark R. Rank of Washington University in St. Louis used 30 years of data to examine three key factors in attaining economic well-being -- owning a home and building equity; attaining affluence and avoiding poverty; and possessing a rainy day fund to survive economic turmoil. Fifty-five percent of white Americans will reach affluence at some point...

2009-07-06 00:12:00

WILMINGTON, Del., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beacon Redevelopment Industrial Corporation (Pink Sheets: BCND) previously announced negotiations with respect to a third party seeking to acquire control of the company. These negotiations continue the path of finalization and the company intends to notify shareholders promptly upon approval of all parties as to the final contract. In addition, the company previously announced the appointment of Rick Blackburn as President of Beacon...

2009-06-18 08:00:00

Thousands still lack access to quality food and grocery stores CHICAGO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2006, the groundbreaking report Examining the Impact of Food Deserts on Public Health in Chicago identified more than 630,000 Chicagoans living in "food deserts," communities where fresh, quality food is hard to come by because of the lack of reputable grocery stores. A wide range of market, community and government actors used the report to take action. Now, according to The Chicago Food...

2009-06-15 17:35:25

High levels of segregation in U.S. counties were linked to decreased surgeries of minority patients, researchers say they have learned. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, found an increase of just 1 percent in the African-American or Hispanic population was associated with a significant decrease in the availability and utilization of surgical services in the most segregated counties. In the least segregated counties, small population increases were not...

2009-06-03 14:12:59

Children who join gangs feel safer despite a greater risk of being assaulted or killed, according to federally funded research led by a Michigan State University criminologist. The findings by MSU's Chris Melde, which appear in the online edition of the journal Criminology, may help explain why youth continue to join street gangs despite the well-established danger. "It's a paradox," said Melde, assistant professor of criminal justice. "Gang members essentially are not allowed to...

4bf8f9ed26db076e661c95b288911cac1
2009-05-14 09:08:34

One of the child stars of the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire said Mumbai authorities have demolished the home he shared with his family. The BBC said Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and his parents had been living in a makeshift shelter comprised of plastic sheets and bamboo sticks in one of the Indian city's slums. However, they were forced out by authorities who said they and others were squatting on government-owned property intended to be a public garden. The tents and shacks were...

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 17thbetween 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. neighborhood of Logan Circle. Purchased by residents through the Tenant...

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. Charles Infelt of the Holy Family Lutheran Church said the geese population explosion began as a single flock of about a dozen geese and has since grown to...

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. We'd noticed these houses had...


Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
Related