Latest Neighborhoods News

Protests in New Delhi halt demolition in Muslim neighborhood

May. 09, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in New Delhi stopped a demolition drive in a Muslim-dominated neighborhood after hundreds of residents and a number of opposition party workers gathered in protest Monday. No buildings were razed down before the bulldozers retreated. ...

Study assesses taking of Black homeowners' property in 1960s

May. 01, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Residents of a Black neighborhood in north Georgia lost more than $5 million on their properties when their homes were destroyed and replaced with university dorms and parking lots more than 50 years ago, according to an analysis by University of Georgia professors. ...

Wilmington kids beautify a vacant property through their art

Apr. 23, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Billowing barbeque smoke drifted lazily toward the four young artists who gently caressed the weathered maroon boards with their paint brushes, brightening the windows and door of a vacant property in Wilmington’s historic East Side. The artists’ arms...

Urban mining transforms Brazil neighborhoods into ghost town

Mar. 20, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

MACEIO, Brazil (AP) — This part of Maceio, the capital of Brazil’s northeastern Alagoas state, used to buzz with the sounds of cars, commerce and children playing. It went silent as residents evacuated en masse, eager to escape the looming destruction of their homes, which were cracking and...

Legal services nonprofits aid those struggling to keep homes

Mar. 15, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

Elizabeth Vermillera, a retired pharmaceutical technician, spends her days handing out donated clothes and food to people in Baltimore. Since 1997, she has lived with a Shih Tzu and a fox terrier in a rowhouse that her dad gave her. In 2021, the city notified Vermillera that she...

Casino company marks start of work on new Vegas-area resort

Mar. 11, 2022 18:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A local casino company with several other Las Vegas-area properties marked the start Friday of a $750 million project to build a 200-room hotel tower and casino in a growing residential and commercial neighborhood southwest of the city. Red Rock Resorts employees...

Ex-acting Mayor Janey to lead effort saving Boston landmarks

Mar. 03, 2022 11:25 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kim Janey, the former Boston acting mayor and city councilor, has landed a new gig, a one-year assignment leading an effort by the philanthropic Boston Foundation to identify and preserve important historical landmarks in neighborhoods populated predominantly by people of color. ...