Latest Neighborhoods News

Israel evicts Palestinians from disputed Jerusalem property

Jan. 19, 2022 13:32 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Wednesday evicted Palestinians from a disputed property in a flashpoint Jerusalem neighborhood and demolished the building, leaving some 15 people homeless on a cold, rainy day in the wake of a tense standoff earlier this week. The predawn...

Palestinian family protests east Jerusalem home eviction

Jan. 17, 2022 14:57 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian residents of a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood were locked in a tense standoff with Israeli authorities on Monday as police came to evict them from a disputed property. Several residents of a home in Sheikh Jarrah climbed onto the roof of the...

Scottsdale hopes to reduce problems with short-term rentals

Jan. 08, 2022 11:10 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottsdale residents' frustrations with noisy parties and other rowdy gatherings at short-term rentals in their neighborhoods have prompted the affluent Phoenix suburb to impose new accountability requirements on the property owners. The City Council...

Democrats running for Ohio governor pick their running mates

Jan. 05, 2022 11:35 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio Democrats seeking their party’s nomination in bids to end Republican dominance of the governor’s office announced their running mates Wednesday, one a veteran state lawmaker and the other a community leader who's largely unknown around the state. ...

Boy critically injured in Maryland apartment fire dies

Dec. 26, 2021 13:33 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 7-year-old boy who was critically injured in an apartment fire in a Baltimore neighborhood has died, authorities said Sunday. The Baltimore County Fire Department said in a news release that Clinton Chimobi Ezeamaka died Saturday in the pediatric burn unit at The...

Paraplegic real estate agent tackles housing accessibility

Dec. 25, 2021 09:03 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — William Sweeney began hatching an idea nearly 10 years ago after waking up from a medically-induced coma and learning he was a paraplegic. After various operations and months in rehabilitation, Sweeney needed a place to live that was wheelchair accessible...

Chicago firefighter dies, was burned battling apartment fire

Dec. 22, 2021 09:42 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago firefighter has died days after he was badly burned helping battle an apartment building fire that killed one person and injured two others. After MaShawn Plummer, 30, died Tuesday at the Loyola University Medical Center, his body was moved to the Cook...

New housing, commercial space coming to Detroit's westside

Dec. 11, 2021 09:52 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Construction has started on a $10.8 million development on Detroit's westside that will include 38 affordable housing units along with commercial space. The Sawyer Art Apartments are part of the Strategic Neighborhood Fund initiative, a partnership between the city...

Chicago pastor camps outside to raise money for child center

Dec. 07, 2021 21:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago pastor is camping outdoors for a planned three-month vigil that will take him through one of the city’s notorious winters to raise money for a child resource center in one of its toughest neighborhoods. The Rev. Corey Brooks embarked in late November on a...

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...