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Neighbors Confront Parking Freeloaders

by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 22, 2016 4:05 pm | Comments (49)

“Excuse me,” Janice Parker said to the woman walking purposefully up Howard Avenue with her cell phone in her hand. “Which car is your car?”

“It’s the silver Nissan,” she said without any hesitation.

“That’s what, I thought,” Parker said. “It’s been there all day. I believe I’ve told you before that you’re taking parking from residents.”

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Surprise! Now HUD Flunks Church St. South

by Paul Bass | Jan 21, 2016 7:18 am | Comments (11)

Paul Bass Photo Markeshia Ricks PhotoHow did federal inspectors offer a rosy inspection of the crumbling Church Street South housing complex — and then a year later give it a score of only 20 out of 100?

That question arises from a newly released federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report on conditions at the 301-unit subsidized complex across from the train station.

And it adds fuel to a call issued by Mayor Toni Harp for Congressional hearings into how HUD looks after — or doesn’t look after — conditions at low-income housing developments where it pays millions of dollars a year in rents.

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