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Wednesday Jul 9 | ImmigrationProf Blog

Julian Castro Confirmed as HUD Secretary

From NALEO: The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials today congratulated Julian Castro on confirmation to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: "We congratulate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on his confirmation to serve as the nation's next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and third ... (more)


Mon Jul 07, 2014


City hall tackles neighborhood problems with abandoned homes

Bringing stability to neighborhoods with scores of abandoned homes brought an eager group to city hall to engage in discussion about the problem and options.


Sun Jul 06, 2014

Alabama Live

Life Stories: At the Biltmore Hotel or The Captain's Table, John Word was driven by ambition, hard work

MOBILE, Alabama - He managed luxury hotels and restaurants in New York, Washington and Savannah, but John Morgan Word made his home in Mobile, where he owned and operated several well-known establishments, including The Captain's Table Seafood Restaurant and Battleship Inn Resort, located in the shadow of the USS Alabama on Battleship Causeway.


Fri Jul 04, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

New plan to end homelessness kicks off

"This is almost a paradigm shift how to address homelessness in this community," said Tom Theisen, president of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless.


Tue Jul 01, 2014

Cohen: Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act

Heading down to the Burrard Inlet for the city's annual Canada Day fireworks display? Here are a few things to know before you go.


Washington Examiner

Smithsonian to host World Cup watch party in DC

The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum are getting in on the World Cup excitement by hosting an official watch party as the U.S. takes on Belgium.


Mon Jun 30, 2014

CA Asm. Richard Bloom Talks Budgets, Cap-and-Trade, Streetcars, and More

Asm. Richard Bloom poses with members of the Tongva Tribe and Santa Monica Mayor Pam O'Connor at the opening of Tongva Park in Downtown Santa Monica last year.


Mass Transit

TX: Capital Metro Awarded $50 Million by TxDOT for MetroRail Improvements

Capital Metro will also be able to increase frequency during peak periods from 34 to 15 minutes, and add an extra train after 7 p.m. to give commuters another alternative to driving during rush hour.


Sun Jun 29, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Rocketship teachers: the fuel cells of charter network

The core of Rocketship Education is its enthusiastic, bright and energetic teachers.


Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Miami Herald

FAA, developers clash over tall buildings

The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports – a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of Congress who say it will reduce property values.


WNYC-AM New York

Cabbies Snarl Traffic In Downtown D.C. To Protest Rideshare

Several hundred horn-honking D.C. taxicabs descended upon downtown Washington during midday on Wednesday, shutting down several blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest to protest what they view as unfair competition from unregulated, on-demand "ridesharing" services.


Tue Jun 24, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel Celebrates the Third Annual Global Day of Discovery

The Day of Discovery celebration officially kicks off Renaissance Hotels' Summer of Discovery calendar, a summer-long program of exclusive events more than 150 hotels around the world designed to help travelers experience the best discoveries of the season.


Bellingham Herald

Bill Clinton defends family wealth, says Hillary 'not out of touch'

Former President Bill Clinton smiles during a session of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.


Philadelphia's story: From the Constitution Center to the Rocky statue, and cheesesteaks too

I don't personally have anything against lying on the beach. I'll slather sunscreen and dig a moat like the next guy.


Mon Jun 23, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Downtown Arlington Celebrates Global Day of Discovery

The annual event invites guests at Renaissance hotels to "Live Life to Discover" bringing focus to some of the best events, foods, and cultural sights at Renaissance properties throughout the world.


Sat Jun 21, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Festival, parade boost city's economy, image as gay-friendly

You don't need a study to understand that the event is also generating millions of dollars of local spending.


Fri Jun 20, 2014

Bethesda going greener with a EcoDistricta plan

Bethesda already is among the more environmentally conscious communities in the area, but county planners are looking to a concept called “EcoDistricts” to incorporate even more sustainable practices and policies into their plans for the downtown area.


Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

Lighting as an element of urban design and community identity:...

I have been enamored of architectural lighting and neon and electric signs as an element of the built environment for quite some time.


Thu Jun 19, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Experts explore what to do with downtown Clearwater

A group of seven experts with the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research group based in Washington, D.C., has spent the week immersing themselves in the city's downtown.


The Plain Dealer

North Coast Harbor bridge plans are beautiful but cost rises to $8M,...

The delight is that the design, scheduled for discussion Thursday before the city's Downtown/Flats Design Review Committee and Friday before the City Planning Commission, is excellent, and very much worth building.



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