Neighborhoods - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Neighborhoods 50 years after war, settlements blur future borders JERUSALEM (AP) — For many Israelis, Har Homa is another neighborhood in Jerusalem, served by city bus lines and schools. Its quiet streets are lined with apartment buildings, pizza shops, supermarkets and pharmacies. But for Palestinians and much of the world, this unassuming neighborhood is far more. It is an illegal settlement in east Jerusalem, and in ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:15:00 GMT 2017-04-13T06:15:00Z Yellen: Banks play vital economic role in poor communities WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that U.S. banks must do all they can to promote economic development in low-income areas where high unemployment has persisted despite the overall job market's significant gains. Yellen told community development groups that banks are needed not just to provide home mortgages in low- and mo... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:12:00 GMT 2017-03-28T18:12:00Z Blight battle finds focus at Aretha Franklin's birthplace MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The crumbling house where Aretha Franklin was born looks no different from many others on Lucy Avenue in Memphis' Soulsville neighborhood: empty and shuttered, with plywood over the windows. A rear section has collapsed, and weeds grow all around it. No one has lived there for years. It's a monument to urban blight, and daunting evid... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:22:00 GMT 2017-03-21T13:22:00Z At a cool $250M, LA mega-mansion is priciest listing in US LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles sits a new monument to opulence, a $250 million mega-mansion that's now the most expensive home listed in the United States. The four-level, 38,000-square-foot mansion comes with a seven-member staff, a $30 million car collection and an infinity pool complete with a swim-up bar, 270-degree views of the c... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:56:00 GMT 2017-02-07T22:56:00Z Detroit demolishes thousands of structures; many more to go DETROIT (AP) — Remnants of the roof and walls creaked, groaned and then crumpled to the ground Wednesday from what once was an industrial building that covered an entire city block, likely the last structure demolished this year under Detroit's massive blight elimination program. Blows from an excavator methodically destroyed a portion of what had been a ... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:26:00 GMT 2016-12-28T22:26:00Z Syrians fleeing government advances in Aleppo shelled BEIRUT (AP) — A series of artillery rounds lobbed Wednesday on Syria's eastern Aleppo district killed 26 civilians, including seven children, as they fled a government ground offensive in the besieged enclave. It was the second time the Jub al-Quba neighborhood, in the historic district of the rebel-held eastern side of the city, was struck in as many day... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:55:00 GMT 2016-11-30T20:55:00Z