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  • NYC Announces Plan to Equalize Neighborhoods

    05/27/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the City is an inhomogeneous hodgepodge with pockets of great wealth in some neighborhoods and squalor in others, newly appointed Housing Preservation and Development Commissar Vicki Been announced a plan to move 80,000 to 120,000 poorer families into middle class neighborhoods. “This way instead of having blight and filth in every direction they might look poorer families will be within easy walking distance of a better kept neighborhood,” Been boasted. “The crimes that plague poorer sections of our City would be more evenly dispersed throughout the whole City. Victims will come from a more broadly representative subset of...
  • Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America

    04/27/2014 5:16:35 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 81 replies
    Even the most dangerous cities in America can have relatively safe neighborhoods, as there is more variation in crime within most cities than between cities. But using exclusive data developed by NeighborhoodScout, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in America, we here report those specific neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents of all. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. These neighborhoods are the epicenters of violence in America, where social issues are likely to ignite into violence and spread....
  • Baltimore Neighborhoods Look to Private Security

    08/18/2013 5:43:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    WBFF-TV ^ | August 15 2013
    As the number of street crimes committed in Baltimore City escalates, so does the level of fear. This has caused communities to look beyond the police for protection. In Baltimore City there are four special tax districts where residents pay more to make their neighborhoods safer. Charles Village is one of them and has the lowest surtax of the four. It was formed in the mid-1990s as a way for the community to provide supplemental security and sanitation services to what the city was already providing. The surtax charged to homeowners has never been altered. Baltimore’s Little Italy community is...
  • Uncle Barack to Punish White Neighborhoods For Lack of Minority Families (Video)

    07/25/2013 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Sans-Culotte · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/23/2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama’s latest plan to reshape America will involve punishing white communities for their lack of inclusion. Already the Obama Administration has doled out “damages” to 25,000 Americans in the last three years in housing reparation payments. It’s like Pigford on steroids. FOX NEWS VIDEO America Live reported:Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in a July 16 speech to the NAACP about a new regulation and database aimed at adding “protected classes” into predominantly white neighborhoods. The federal government is getting serious about pushing racial and ethnic diversity into America’s neighborhoods–and is using big data and big money...
  • Bill Ayers: The Left Must Utilize Its ‘Absolute Access’ to America’s Classrooms

    12/22/2012 9:22:18 AM PST · by haffast · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 21, 2012 at 9:50pm | Jason Howerton
    Bill Ayers, former domestic terrorist-turned university professor, reemerged earlier this month to explain how the Left’s access to schools and neighborhoods will help them shape the future of America. Speaking at a New York University “Change the Stakes” meeting on Dec. 4, he said the Left must utilize the existing “movements on the ground.” In the video, obtained by, Ayers also first blasts conservatives for portraying President Barack Obama as a “secret Muslim” and a “secret sociopath,” running around with “terrorists and Arabs.” He lamented the fact that many liberals felt like Obama was “winking” at them while he...
  • Segregation by income in Houston is among the starkest [rich live by rich, poor live by poor]

    08/02/2012 5:28:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 2, 2012 | Mike Tolson
    Roll back the clock to 1980 and Greater Houston looks quite a bit different.Some of the tall buildings, meandering toll roads and shiny professional sports venues aren't there, of course, but of more significance is the absence of many places that Houstonians now call home. As the metro area's population doubled over the past three decades, extensive developments and master-planned communities popped up or expanded to serve those with the means to buy spanking new homes on the suburban fringe. As for those of little means - many of them immigrants, legal and otherwise - they increasingly crowded into older,...
  • Accident-Zone: Poorer Neighborhoods Have Less-Safe Road Designs (Give me a BARF...)

    05/03/2012 11:50:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 5/3/12 | Sarah Fecht
    Traffic injuries are four to six times higher in low-income areas of Montreal, compared with wealthy neighborhoods. Researchers find that better road designs could reduce those disparities Approximately 40,000 people will die on U.S. roads this year, and thousands more will be injured. A disproportionate number of those traffic injuries will befall people from lower-income communities. According to new research, pedestrians in the poorest neighborhoods of Montreal were six times more likely to suffer traffic injuries than pedestrians in the wealthiest neighborhoods. Bicyclists and motorists in poorer neighborhoods were also at greater risk; they were four times more likely to...
  • Bay Area's five poorest neighborhoods show up in study

    11/03/2011 11:54:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/3/11 | Matt O'Brien - Contra Costa Times
    OAKLAND -- The Bay Area has fewer concentrations of extreme poverty than a decade ago, according to a report released Thursday. That may not console the people living in the Bay Area's five poorest neighborhoods. In five census tracts, four of them in the East Bay, more than 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line, according to the Brookings Institution report. The neighborhoods are in downtown Berkeley, uptown Oakland, Alameda Point and parts of West Oakland and San Francisco's Hunters Point. Two are business districts where many homeless congregate; one, the area around Oakland's Frank H. Ogawa Plaza,...
  • Public Housing Likely for Suburbs of Green Township Ohio

    04/02/2011 9:49:18 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 10 replies
    Cincinnati News | April 1, 2011 | Howard
    Green Township is being singled out because federal investigators believe the housing authority blocked new public housing there for at least the past two years. More public housing for the poor is likely headed to Green Township and some other communities as part of a deal to resolve a discrimination complaint against Cincinnati's housing authority.
  • 25 most dangerous neighborhoods 2010

    For the second year in a row, using exclusive data developed by Dr. Andrew Schiller's team at, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, WalletPop reveals the top 25 most dangerous neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crime in America. 1. Chicago, Ill. Neighborhood: W. Lake St. Found within ZIP code: 60612 Predicted annual violent crimes: 297 Violent crime rate (per 1,000): 257.72 My chances of becoming a victim here (in one year): 1 in
  • Parramore makes list of 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in U.S.

    10/04/2010 9:15:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    WalletPop ^ | October 4, 2010
    The website on Monday released a list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crime in America – and Orlando's Parramore made the list. Rather than focus on entire cities, the site's analyst, Dr. Andrew Schiller, and his team at decided to focus on neighborhoods because even the cities with the highest crime rates can have relatively safe neighborhoods, and thus it is less useful to generalize about an entire city.
  • Why Can't She Walk to School? (Only 13% of kids walk to school in 2009)

    09/14/2009 7:40:44 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 226 replies · 4,254+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 13, 2009 | Jan Hoffman
    September 13, 2009 Why Can’t She Walk to School? By JAN HOFFMAN TO get to school, the child leaves home by herself, proudly walking down the boulevard in a suburb of a small city in upstate New York. The crossing guard helps her at the intersection. She lives only a block and a half from school. Yet she walks by older children waiting with parents for buses to the same school. She is 7, a second-grader, and her mother, Katie, hears the raised-eyebrow remarks: ‘Are you sure you want to be doing this?’ Katie said friends ask. ‘She’s just so...
  • Air has elevated cancer risk in 600 neighborhoods

    06/24/2009 6:21:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 664+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/24/09 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    WASHINGTON – Millions of people living in nearly 600 neighborhoods across the country are breathing concentrations of toxic air pollutants that put them at a much greater risk of contracting cancer, according to new data from the Environmental Protection Agency. The levels of 80 cancer-causing substances released by automobiles, factories and other sources in these areas exceed a 100 in 1 million cancer risk. That means that if 1 million people breathed air with similar concentrations over their lifetime, about 100 additional people would be expected to develop cancer because of their exposure to the pollution. The average cancer risk...
  • As property crimes increase, more neighbors are on patrol

    01/29/2009 5:52:35 PM PST · by radar101 · 9 replies · 798+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan 27, 2009 | Patrik Jonsson
    On duty: Lisa Cater (l.) and Maria Midboe keep an eye on things in East Atlanta Village. Atlanta – It's not unusual for Jennifer Litkowiec to have problems with her husband's off-the-wall ideas, but this one took the cake. Hispanic gangs had seeped into the couple's quiet corner of the working-class town of Cudahy, Wis., just south of Milwaukee, stealing garage door openers and returning later to score the contents. So what was Jason Litkowiec's plan? Shine a light on the night. "I finally had enough," he says. Against his wife's loud protestations, the young steamfitter joined a dozen other...
  • Tijuana: Federal, state police take control of several TJ neighborhoods

    11/18/2008 1:46:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 289+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 11/17/08 | Union-Tribune
    TIJUANA – About 500 federal police, state police and marines took over patrol of several city neighborhoods Tuesday from the municipal police officers who normally perform those duties. The action occurred in central and eastern Tijuana, where high crime rates related to drug violence have been recorded in the last two months. Municipal police are expected to undergo extensive background checks and training, Mayor Jorge Ramos said. The military and state and federal police are scheduled to be in place for a month. The municipal officers were called in from patrol Tuesday morning. When they arrived at their stations, they...
  • Oregon City Ordinance to Ban Criminals from Downtown

    07/28/2008 4:33:56 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 119+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 26 July 2008 | John Semmens
    Distressed at criminals’ preferences for committing their offenses in the downtown sector of the city, Eugene, Oregon city officials are poised to enact an ordinance aimed at excluding these felons from of the downtown area for up to one year. Under the proposed law, persons charged with a crime such as robbery or assault would be barred from entering downtown Eugene for 90 days. Convicted criminals will not be allowed downtown for one year. The proposal is the brainchild of city council members Andrea Ortiz and Mike Clark. “The outer fringes of the community are not bearing their fair share...
  • Coalition Forces See Iraqi Neighborhood’s Markets Flourish

    11/07/2007 3:24:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 117+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Alexis Harrison, USA
    BAGHDAD, Nov. 7, 2007 – Just a few months ago, Operation Rogue Thunder began to reclaim the streets of Jamia and Adel, Iraq, from the grip of violence. Today, the streets not only are peaceful, they’re also thriving. Troops from 3rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division Military Transition Team; 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment; and their Iraqi counterparts have seen what was once a community gripped by fear come out of hiding and begin living for the first time in a long time. Before the joint operation in July took place, many residents were being oppressed by militia...
  • Need Input on Good Neighborhoods in Houston TX

    09/30/2007 1:06:58 PM PDT · by brytlea · 79 replies · 1,537+ views
    Can anyone recommend good neighborhoods in Houston Texas that are not a nightmare commute to downtown?
  • Iraqis Securing Own Neighborhoods

    09/24/2007 4:42:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 52+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2007 – As coalition troops work among the people of Baghdad to improve security, they also are training Iraqi forces, who in turn are securing their own neighborhoods and taking more responsibility, the U.S. general in charge of coalition forces in the city said today. “This is tough work; it would be challenging even if we weren’t fighting a brutal enemy at the same time,” Army Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, commander of Multinational Division Baghdad, told civilian defense experts in a conference call. “But there is progress, and I see steady progress both in terms of...
  • Why City Government, Nonprofits, or Business Are Not Enough to Hold Pasadena Together

    08/09/2007 9:09:47 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 8 replies · 668+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | August 9, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Why City Government, Nonprofits, or Business Are Not Enough to Hold Pasadena Together The Pasadena Pundit - August 9, 2007 Who is showing the most leadership in our community when it comes to the challenge presented by the rising number of gang killings and shootings? Is it the Mayor with his policy of multiplying city commissions and nonprofits tied to city-funding? Is it Councilwoman Margaret McAustin with her inclusionary and affordable housing programs which will only move the problem around or eclipse more neighborhood associations? Is it the Pasadena Education Foundation (PEF) with its base of nonprofits funded by...
  • Successful strategy has Soldiers living in Baghdad neighborhoods, saving lives

    02/07/2007 6:51:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 488+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | 2nd Lt. Mike Daschel
    BAGHDAD — Basing Iraqi Army and U.S. troops at an outpost in central Ghazaliya is a first in the Iraqi capital. Combat Outpost (COP) “Casino” has been operating for the past two weeks with Soldiers from Company C, Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment. Being based in Ghazaliya has seen its share of success stories. Just days after moving in, Cpl. Peter Callahan, a medic, saved the life of a 4-year-old girl who was brought in by her family with a pulse below 40 beats per minute. After checking her wounds and giving her initial aid, Soldiers evacuated the girl and her...
  • Clean Water, Electricity on Tap for Neighborhoods

    10/04/2006 5:34:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 322+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Kristin Kemplin
    Clean Water, Electricity on Tap for Neighborhoods Multi-National Division – Baghdad general visits Baghdad neighborhoods to gauge status of essential services projects. By U.S. Army Sgt. Kristin Kemplin CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Oct. 4, 2006 -- Only months away from completion, the pump tanks at “RT3” are still empty as Iraqi workers put the finishing touches on the high-tech water treatment facility that will distribute clean, fresh water to millions of Baghdad area residents at the astonishing pace of 30 million gallons per day. The water treatment facility in a Baghdad neighborhood outside Sadr City is one of two on-going...
  • Mahdi Army patrols Shiite neighborhoods

    07/13/2006 2:45:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 440+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/06 | Bassem Mroue - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - As a car enters the Shiite district of Sadr City, a group of men step from the curb and flag down the vehicle. "Who are you and where are you going?" one of them demands. All is well after passengers produce papers, not from the government but from the office of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. "We are sorry," one man says. "May God be with you." Al-Sadr's militia, the Mahdi Army, keeps a sharp eye out for strangers in the teeming Baghdad district, home to 2.5 million people, as well as other Shiite areas across the...
  • Stryker Soldiers Secure Iraqi Neighborhoods

    08/25/2005 4:29:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 568+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 25, 2005 | Army Spc. Jeremy D. Crisp
    Whether on foot patrol, or from a Stryker, the Weapons Squad checks out certain hot spots one neighborhood at a time MOSUL, Iraq, Aug. 25, 2005 – They’re loaded to the hilt with weapons, armor and ammunition. They roll out in their Stryker Light Armored Vehicle to beat the 120-degree-streets, smiling, waiving, and keeping rapport with the locals. They are also searching, detaining, confiscating. Anything to accomplish the mission. "We’ve had vehicles hit with IEDs, have all 8 tires blown off, and still the vehicle drove back to camp on just the rims. You can hardly do damage to the...
  • Holiday Displays Take Over Neighborhoods

    12/06/2004 9:06:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 1,683+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/6/04 | Don Babwin
    GENEVA, Ill. - Greg Parcell isn't thinking about the 50,000 lights all around him, or the computer that has them blinking to the beat of "Let it Snow" on the radio. Instead, his mind is on what's missing as he stands in what seems the one empty spot in his front yard. "I still have to put up the penguins around the campfire," he says. Parcell, 47, is a toy soldier in a growing army of Christmas enthusiasts becoming more sophisticated at turning yards into blazing monuments to the holidays. New companies are cropping up with elaborate, automated decorations and...
  • The 20 Best North American Districts, Downtowns, and Neighborhoods

    11/25/2004 11:10:06 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies · 2,326+ views ^ | November 2004
    There's nothing in this world more subjective than rating neighborhoods. One man's peaceful enclave is another man's Dullsville. The hoppin' heart of the city that thrills the soul of one woman, would drive another insane. But great neighborhoods everywhere do have some things in common...
  • Grassboots.Org - With Both Boots on the Ground And Its Head on Right - We Could Use Some Help!

    08/24/2004 10:51:26 PM PDT · by · 14 replies · 565+ views ^ | 8/24/2004 | David Shedlock
    Distributing Flyers Why? - Because this may be the only way to reach folks who rely on the "mainstream" media for their news (CBS, NY Times, AP Wire, etc.). These flyers are simple and are more likely to be read than glossy ones (people will appreciate the local feel to them) and they resemble pizza flyers. Flyering will be the only means to counter any October Surprises the Democrats might launch. We will have flyers on any such contingency available immediately on the home page. We experienced wonderful results with this approach in 1994 opposing a pro-abortion candidate.
  • City's going to pot: Convention prep skips holes in Boston neighborhoods

    07/18/2004 9:26:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 412+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/18/04 | Elisabeth J. Beardsley
    City's going to pot: Convention prep skips holes in neighborhoods By Elisabeth J. Beardsley Sunday, July 18, 2004 The pothole plague has been lifted like a miracle from the areas around the Democratic National Convention site, but outlying neighborhoods are complaining that Boston's DNC beautification is passing them by. With indignation growing over the haves and have-nots of a sudden spurt of street repairs, more than 1,200 Boston residents have signed petitions in the last two months, demanding the release of pent-up roadwork money. The petitions have been flying off their stack on the front counter at Jamaica Plain's Classic...
  • How do you know that your neighborhood is starting to go down the tubes?

    07/07/2004 4:27:48 PM PDT · by Mears · 12 replies · 442+ views
    Just heard this on Howie Carr's radio show in Boston and it was hysterical!
  • Front porch patrol;Phoenix offering incentive to connect neighborhoods

    03/05/2004 10:20:03 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 8 replies · 151+ views
    AZ Republic ^ | Feb. 29, 2004 12:00 AM | Ginger D. Richardson
    <p>Helen Trujillo and her neighbors spend a lot of time in their front yards, keeping an eye out from their porches for anything suspicious.</p> <p>It wasn't so long ago that the Garfield neighborhood, east of downtown Phoenix, was overrun with drug activity and gunfire, forcing law-abiding residents to stay within the safe confines of their homes.</p>
  • Judge could rule today on closure of Spur 527 lanes

    02/08/2004 10:58:31 PM PST · by weegee · 17 replies · 340+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 8, 2004, 10:37PM | By LUCAS WALL
    Unless a judge intervenes, the only exit ramp ferrying traffic from the Southwest Freeway into Midtown and downtown will close this week for a three-year reconstruction, leaving drivers across the Houston region scrambling to find alternate routes. U.S. District Judge David Hittner is expected to rule as early as today on a request by area residents to force the Texas Department of Transportation to delay tearing down the inbound lanes of Spur 527. The West Alabama Quality of Life Coalition argues that the neighborhoods surrounding the spur and freeway will suffer "irreparable harm" from the flood of traffic looking to...
  • Federal gun law does not mix terms

    01/04/2004 10:50:05 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 33 replies · 310+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 01/04/2004 | Matt Canham
    The thought of her son dying in a federal prison breaks the heart of Wally Martinez's mother. But it is a reality that mother and son are trying to come to terms with. In a radio advertisement playing in Utah and recorded on behalf of Project Safe Neighborhoods, Martinez's mother, who lives in Utah, conveys the grief of having a son sentenced to 65 years in prison without the possibility of parole. "The first words out of his mouth were 'Mom, they killed me,' " she says, her voice breaking into a sob. "My son will die there and I...
  • No permit, no sales, no porn

    07/25/2003 6:25:43 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 13 replies · 127+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 25, 2003 | Brian McCready and Sarah W. Walker
    MILFORD — The city used bureaucracy to stop the sale of sex toys Thursday, but the owner of a mammoth new adults-only establishment says he has something in store for Milford residents: Up to a half-million dollars in free porn. Daniel Quinn, the owner of the new Penthouse Boutique on Banner Drive, made the vow to give away merchandise Thursday not long after learning red tape would stop sales at his 10,000-square-foot store for up to 30 days. City officials put an 11th hour stop to opening day sales after discovering that Quinn had not obtained a permit from police...
  • FBI warns police that terrorists might try to use fuel tankers against Jewish neighborhoods

    06/21/2002 10:45:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 270+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6-21-02 | CHRISTOPHER NEWTON
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is advising law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for terrorists who possibly are plotting to use fuel tankers in attacks against Jewish neighborhoods and synagogues, a federal law enforcement official said.</p> <p>This official, who asked not to be identified, said the warning was sent out to local police agencies Friday.</p>