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  • Flap over federal grant latest in tense city-state relationship on I-49 project in Lafayette

    11/16/2017 8:00:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | October 21, 2017 | Ben Myers
    What to do with the rundown, dangerous and divisive Evangeline Thruway is a critical open question facing state transportation officials planning an elevated interstate connection through the heart of Lafayette. The Department of Transportation and Development is considering two options: keep the basic structure in place as a frontage road, or reinvent a portion of the roadway as a pedestrian-friendly “Grand Boulevard.” The thruway cordoned neighborhoods to the east when it was built in 1963, and the boulevard idea aims to reconnect those neighborhoods to downtown commerce. State officials and their consultants said a decision will come within a year....
  • Guardian Angels Founder Curtis Sliwa Offers Plan To Rein In MS-13;

    07/25/2017 4:45:35 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 15 replies
    Lee Zeldin ^ | 4/28/2017
    With brutal MS-13 crimes sweeping Long Island and officials calling the scourge a public safety crisis, Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, revealed a new plan he's developed, showing authorities how to "rein in MS-13." After the gruesome discovery of four bodies in Central Islip on Long Island — the four young men are believed to have been victims of the deadly MS-13 street gang — the spotlight is on Suffolk County as lawmakers, educators and a horrified public try to shine a light on MS-13 and seek answers on how to stem the tide of escalating violence. Sliwa,...
  • Hillsborough leaders vote to go forward with TBX's toll lane successor, Tampa Bay Next

    06/16/2017 4:12:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 13, 2017 | Caitlin Johnston
    TAMPA — Hillsborough County leaders voted Tuesday to move forward with a plan to add 90 miles of toll lanes to Tampa Bay's interstates despite continued opposition from the people whose neighborhoods would be impacted the most by the project. The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization — a 16-person board which approves transportation projects — listened to more than 3½- hours of public comment on its Transportation Improvement Program, which lists the county's priorities for the next five years. The TIP includes dozens of projects, from road maintenance to bike paths. But the evening's debate centered around only one project:...
  • CDOT's "Push Poll" On I-70 Expansion Draws Pushback

    05/21/2017 7:13:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Westword ^ | April 24, 2017 | Alan Prendergast
    A telephone survey seeking opinions about the expansion of I-70 through east Denver is generating irate protests from some respondents, who say the survey seems designed to elicit positive responses about the purported benefits of the $1.8 billion project."It was one of the most one-sided push polls I ever listened to," Larry Patchett, a production technician for public television, wrote in a complaint to CDOT. "The entire thing was just a series of opportunities to validate your suppositions and PR spin on the I-70 Ditch project." The project, which would replace a crumbling six-lane viaduct with a below-grade, partially covered...
  • 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...