Latest Neighborhoods News

Tupelo neighborhood joins US list of historic places

Nov. 29, 2021 12:19 PM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A downtown Tupelo neighborhood has joined the National Register of Historic Places. Advocates learned about the designation in late September, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. The largely residential area...

Whitmer seeks federal funds to convert I-375 to boulevard

Nov. 24, 2021 16:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday asked the Biden administration for federal funding to replace Interstate 375, a 1-mile depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago. The state wants to convert the...

African American sites top Georgia's 10 'Places in Peril'

Nov. 21, 2021 11:59 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Sites from African American history, a suburban Atlanta neighborhood and a rural fairground are among the 10 Places in Peril named this year by the Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation. Mark McDonald, the trust's president and CEO, said Wednesday that...

Boston's new mayor is picking the members of her cabinet

Nov. 19, 2021 14:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's new mayor is picking the members of her cabinet. Mayor Michelle Wu announced Friday that she's appointing Segun Idowu as Boston’s new chief of economic opportunity and inclusion. Idowu is currently president and CEO of the Black Economic Council...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 17, 2021 13:22 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. November 10, 2021. Editorial: Give popular vote priority in presidential elections It’s a truism most Americans take for granted: Elected officeholders win by getting a majority of the vote. The concept is usually the rule, with...

Scaled-down plans announced for renovating Penn Station

Nov. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new plan to redo New York's aging and much-maligned Penn Station will be less expansive than earlier visions but will still transform North America's busiest rail hub from a commuting hellscape into a transformative experience for travelers, Gov. Kathy Hochul said...

Businesses near University of Hawaii welcome return of fans

Nov. 02, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Some businesses near the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus are hoping the return of fans to home football games in the neighborhood will help revitalize the community. Many local businesses in the Moiliili area have closed in recent years, from...

25 homes in Detroit neighborhood to get solar panels

Nov. 01, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit homeowner Karl Schachter has always been interested in solar energy, but the cost of the expensive installation always made the switch feel out of reach. It didn’t seem feasible until Schachter’s neighbor Tammy Black reached out to him about...

Georgia school pressed for memorial to Black neighborhood

Oct. 30, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former residents of a Black neighborhood in north Georgia that was destroyed more than 50 years ago and replaced with university dorms and parking lots are demanding the university recognize their loss. The city of Athens used eminent domain to force...

Judge rules Vegas owes builder $34M in golf course dispute

Oct. 29, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge has ordered the city of Las Vegas to pay about $34 million to a developer who has tried for years to build homes on a vacant former golf course in northwest Las Vegas. Clark County District Court Judge Timothy Williams previously...