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Pine Bluff council moves revitalization funds to city budget

Oct. 9, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Officials in an economically struggling Arkansas city are redirecting tax money meant for a revitalization plan to instead bolster city budgets. Pine Bluff residents passed a sales tax in 2017 that was projected to generate almost $32 million in seven years. The City Council voted...

Mayor: Deal reached to keep Preakness in Baltimore

Oct. 5, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials and the owners of the historic racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes have reached an agreement to keep the Triple Crown series' middle jewel in the city. The agreement, which is subject to approval of the General Assembly during its next session, ends a bitter...

Developer takes step to improve former dog track land

Oct. 4, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A company has taken another step toward redeveloping the former Waterloo Greyhound Park. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the Waterloo planning and zoning commission voted Tuesday to endorse a special permit that would let Deer Creek Development fill 7 acres (2.8...

Cuomo: L train project is ahead of schedule

Sep. 29, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The project to rehabilitate a key New York City subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn is on track to be finished even sooner than expected. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said the L train renovation is now expected to be completed by April, a year after it started and ahead of...

13 Connecticut communities to receive $13M in housing grants

Sep. 29, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thirteen communities across Connecticut are on tap to receive $13 million in federal grants aimed at helping smaller cities modernize and rehabilitate housing. Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut Housing Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno this week announced that the grants are designed...

Dozens of Hawaii park redevelopment protesters arrested

Sep. 26, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police have arrested at least two dozen protesters who were blocking access to a park that city officials want to redevelop. Protesters started gathering early Thursday in anticipation of construction equipment and crews returning to Waimanalo Bay Beach Park. Opponents say the...

Proposal to build skyscraper in Providence clears hurdle

Sep. 26, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The plan to build a 46-story skyscraper in Providence has cleared a major hurdle with approval from the board that oversees the land. The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission voted 5-1 Wednesday to approve the final design for Hope Point Tower. Developer Jason Fane says the tower...

Hong Kong protesters, police face off in renewed clashes

Sep. 21, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Reporters saw at least one person arrested after violence erupted following an afternoon march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, a district in the...

Veto of preservation funding boost stands

Sep. 19, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A program that helps New Hampshire towns and cities preserve land and rehabilitate historical buildings won't be getting a funding boost. The bill would have increased the fee paid during real estate deed transfers by $10 to generate an additional $1.5 million per year for the New...

The saga of Steamboat Springs' mobile home parks

Sep. 15, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Christina Allevato Payton had a rare find in Steamboat Springs: a waterfront home for under $1 million. "I probably lived in a $2 million spot with an amazing view," she said. "It was on just one street, so it was a very friendly neighborhood. We were very closely knit....