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2013-03-02 23:02:18

Jamboree Housing Corporation, one of California´s leading community development organizations specializing in affordable housing, broke ground on the second phase of Doria Apartment Homes in Irvine. Designed for families who earn 30% to 60% of area median income (AMI), the second phase of Doria encompasses 74 apartments, is Jamboree´s second workforce housing development in partnership with the Irvine Community Land Trust, and includes 10 homes that will be set-aside for residents...

2013-02-25 20:20:52

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) today applauded many of the recommendations of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, which issued a report proposing a national housing policy that seeks to further the nation's economic recovery and meet the housing needs of America's most vulnerable households. Philip Tegeler, PRRAC's president, said his organization welcomed many of the Commission's recommendations,...

2013-01-23 08:25:02

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mardi Gras is coming up in a couple of weeks, to be celebrated in several countries around the globe. The Carnival of Venice belongs to the classiest festivals with its spectacular masquerade galas annually held in splendid Venetian palaces. Lavish balls, a rich program, distinct and elaborate costumes and masks, a unique historic setting--just to name a few--attract millions of visitors to the Carnival in Venice yearly. A one-of-a-kind experience...

2012-11-28 12:27:38

NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Urban Land Institute recently bestowed the Workforce Housing Model of Excellence Award on a Bronx-based green, affordable housing development constructed by Lettire Construction Corporation - one of only three projects nationwide to receive this prestigious honor. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121128/PH20210 ) Via Verde, a 222-unit, eco-friendly affordable housing development co-developed by Jonathan Rose Companies and Phipps...

2012-09-10 10:23:49

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This Thanksgiving, 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout(®) takes to the streets of New York City with its new float in the 86(th) Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(®). Rolling down the streets on Thursday, November 22, the new Sprout float will feature one of preschool television's most beloved characters, Chica the Chicken, along with her Sprout friends who will entertain millions of kids on Turkey Day. (Photo:...

2012-07-31 06:24:00

MIAMI, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent decades, criminal bands in Medellin and Rio de Janeiro have tried to impose a rule of terror supported by a constant influx of dollars from one of the most profitable businesses in the world: illegal drug trafficking. Due to the great demand for narcotics - a market generating billions of dollars each year - drug trafficking has been a force powerful enough to create parallel governments in these important Latin American cities. Against all odds,...

2012-05-29 02:27:51

COLLEGE POINT, N.Y., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In many big cities--including cities throughout New York--there is a desperate need for urban renewal, and more and more citizens are beginning to make demands for it. Mascon Restoration answers that call with a variety of construction services. No matter how great a city is, it cannot sustain its beauty or its cleanliness all on its own, at least not forever. Eventually, the need for urban renovation projects always emerges. The...

2012-05-02 06:25:59

ATLANTA, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There are signs of life in the Atlanta new homes market, even in the exurbs. According to Eugene James, a director with MetroStudy, "1Q12 quarterly new home starts are up 38% from last year, and inventory is depleted in various parts of Atlanta." Evidence of the improved consumer outlook can be seen at the Village of Waterside, a Bartow County community that overlooks Lake Allatoona, where lot sales have picked up considerably. The community...

2012-03-25 23:01:14

The Brazilian programme as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has been announced in Rio de Janeiro. (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 The Brazilian programme as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has been announced in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian elements will be integrated into the 12-week cultural celebration that will run...

2012-02-29 05:00:00

BEIJING and CHANGGE, China, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it will host its year 2011 earnings conference call and live webcast at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (New York) on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (which is 8:00 p.m. in China on the same day). The dial-in details for the live conference call are: U.S. toll-free number...