By Peggy O’Hare Published 4:26 pm CDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 The San Antonio Housing Authority received national recognition for its design of the new East Meadows residential development, built where the old Wheatley Courts public housing complex used to stand on the East Side. The National Association for Housing and Redevelopment gave SAHA an award of excellence at its national conference in Atlanta. less The San Antonio Housing Authority received national recognition for its design of the new East Meadows residential development, built where the old Wheatley Courts public housing complex used to stand on the ... more Photo: Express-News File Photo Lynnetta Louden looks around the East Meadows apartment complex, where she hopes to move in with her grandkids this year. Despite such improvements, the near East Side still lags in employment opportunities and other indicators. less Lynnetta Louden … [Read more...] about SAHA wins national recognition for East Meadows
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Paul Lewis October 09, 2018 In comparison with cities that take historic memorialization seriously, Boston’s efforts are haphazard. This is conspicuously the case with the city’s literary heritage. The Public Garden, for example, has a 12-foot-tall statue of Edward Everett Hale, a late-19th-century writer and minister who almost no one living has read. But Ralph Waldo Emerson, the literary titan who launched transcendentalism? If you look really hard, you can find the 12-inch-by-9-inch plaque that marks the Summer Street site where he was born and raised. Phillis Wheatley quite rightly has a seat in the Boston Women’s Memorial on Commonwealth Avenue, but other female writers have almost no presence in the city. And there’s a statue of Edgar Allan Poe on Charles Street South that dramatizes his quarrel with Boston’s literati, including … [Read more...] about Why is Boston’s most important literary site a food court?
The historical African American Phillis Wheatley High School has a slight reprieve for now as the community and Houston Independent School district are at a standstill due to a court – ordered mediation about the unwanted demolition of the school. Historical preservation is being called for throughout the city of Houston this summer as Wheatley alumni and concerned citizens have sued HISD for deciding to demolish the community treasure. During a strategy meeting in Fifth Ward, alumni continuously expressed their upset that HISD would take bond money to tear down the school. “I sure hate they are tearing all our stuff down,” said Gail Nelson, a native of Fifth Ward who happened to stop and look at the giant hole on the side of Wheatley. “Why are they tearing it down? They built a whole new school so what are they going to do with that?” During the election season in 2012, the HISD bond proposed many renovation and new school projects for campuses throughout … [Read more...] about E.O. Smith/ Wheatley demolition in hiatus due to court ordered mediation
HAMMOND — A 27-year-old man smiled at a woman he was stalking and displayed a weapon just hours before shooting up the home where she was sleeping earlier this month, according to court documents. John Jordan Hennington Jr., of Hammond, faces one count of felony intimidation and five counts of criminal recklessness in connection with the April 1 incident, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Lake Criminal Court this week. The victim told police she was driving at about 11:30 p.m. March 31 near Rhode Avenue and Drackert Street in Hammond when she noticed Hennington, the father of her cousin's children, following her, records state. "When she tried to zigzag around vehicles to get away from Hennington, he pursued her. When Hennington pulled up next to her, (he) looked at her, displayed his handgun to her, and smiled, she drove off to try to get away," the affidavit states. She allegedly saw Hennington again when she went to a relative's home in the … [Read more...] about Court docs: Hammond man stalked, smiled at woman hours before shooting up home where she slept
Five years into his jail sentence for corruption, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is down to his last appeal, now at the U.S. Supreme Court. His lawyers argue that improper jury instructions resulted in an unfair trial. They raise a vitally important First Amendment point. Although Blagojevich is an unsympathetic petitioner, the court should hear his case. The disputed jury instructions pose risks to honest politicians and ordinary people who get active in election campaigns. In a world where politically-motivated prosecutions happen too often, a pro-free speech ruling would help cut these risks So how did we get to this point? It’s because federal courts around the country are interpreting two Supreme Court decisions differently. In some areas, courts hearing corruption cases treat a campaign contribution like a gift to a lawmaker of a winter trip to a Florida beach. That’s both absurd and dangerous to free speech. In the first of these two cases, the … [Read more...] about Supreme Court can reinforce free speech with Rod Blagojevich case