Residents battle over historic label in flooding area

U.S. 05/11/19, 02:01

A quiet South Beach neighborhood tucked away near bustling City Hall and Lincoln Road has become a battleground between preservationists and homeowners who want more freedom over their properties.Residents of the leafy Palm View neighborhood are divided over a push ...

How birdwatchers can help threatened bird populations

U.S. 05/07/19, 08:52

The types of birds coming through your neighborhood are probably changing, and so is the timing of their migrations. Birdwatchers noticing these differences are on the front line in figuring out how climate change and more severe weather events are ...

Housing-strapped California debates density near job hubs

U.S. 04/24/19, 00:20

A controversial proposal to increase housing near transportation and job hubs faces a key test Wednesday as California lawmakers search for solutions to the state's housing affordability crisis.Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener's bill is one of dozens on housing before lawmakers ...

Baltimore trying to stem decades-long disappearing act

U.S. 12/29/18, 08:51

LaShelle Rollins' rental house in West Baltimore is wedged between a line of derelict properties valued only by street gangs, drug addicts and firefighters conducting arson drills. Even though her family's $700-a-month address sits across from a public school, they ...

A move to ban many vacation rentals in New Orleans

U.S. 12/13/18, 15:57

A ban on "whole home" short-term vacation rentals in New Orleans was proposed Thursday by a City Council member, a move long-awaited by critics who say investors were driving up housing costs and marring the character of historic neighborhoods by ...

Civilians in Israel, Gaza feel helpless amid new fighting

World 11/13/18, 14:38

Loren Amar was watching TV with her father around midnight when an air-raid siren warning of incoming rocket fire blared through their working-class neighborhood in southern Israel.Their old apartment had no in-house shelter, so they huddled in the stairway just ...

Gangster’s death brings abrupt end to old South Boston

U.S. 10/30/18, 21:16

The death of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger brings an abrupt end to a notorious chapter in the history of South Boston, the neighborhood where Bulger once ran a ruthless gang responsible for loansharking, extortion and a string of murders. But the ...

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