Actress and hip hop artist Queen Latifah is headed back to her New Jersey roots, according to a published report. The artist plans to build a new affordable housing complex in Newark, but the project comes with a pricey cost. The $14 million project is expected to break ground this summer, NJ.com reports. It will include 23 family town homes, 16 additional smaller units, a fitness center and a commercial space that will be rented to non-profits. According to NJ.com, the expected construction will take place along Springfield Avenue and South 17th Street. Top Tri-State News Photos Latifah, co-president of BlueSugar Corporation, is working with GonSosa Development on the project, NJ.com reports. Cristina Pinzon, a spokeswoman for the developers, told NJ.com both companies recognize the need for affordable housing in and around New Jersey’s largest city. The affordable housing building’s apartments will be priced according to a person’s income, NJ.com reports. … [Read more...] about Queen Latifah to Build Affordable Housing in New Jersey: Report
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Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News Published 11:21 AM EDT Nov 1, 2018 In a relatively sleepy race, two Marine veterans of different generations are vying for the U.S. House seat representing northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Freshman Rep. Jack Bergman, a retired three-star general from Watersmeet, has rarely split with President Donald Trump, embracing his tariffs, border wall and the GOP tax reform bill. He wants to repeal the federal health care law and scale back regulations. Democrat Matt Morgan of Traverse City, an Iraq veteran and political newcomer, has campaigned on single-payer universal health care, infrastructure upgrades and immigration reform. He says Trump's tax reform has had no "meaningful" effect on worker wages. "People often say, he's a Marine, you're a Marine. What's the difference between the two of you? The biggest difference is who's funding our campaigns," Morgan said. "He accepts corporate political … [Read more...] about Marine veterans vie for U.S. House seat in northern Michigan, U.P.
New York City's Time Warner Center, the building that contains CNN's headquarters, was evacuated Thursday, witnesses said. Thursday night's evacuation comes a day after a bomb was mailed to CNN, addressed to former CIA director John Brennan. The building also houses a Whole Foods and a number of shops. CNN is reporting that there was a suspicious package inside the building. This is a breaking story and will be updated. … [Read more...] about Time Warner Center, building that houses CNN’s NYC headquarters, evacuated
Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Published 5:31 PM EDT Sep 13, 2018 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday passed a bill authorizing the federal government to spend $922 million on a new navigation lock in northern Michigan, a project that Great Lakes shippers and local boosters have been pushing for decades. While the bill — which now goes to the Senate for passage — doesn't guarantee funding for the long-awaited project in Sault Ste Marie — it is an important step forward for a plan that could take 7 to 10 years to complete and employ as many as 15,000 people on the Upper Peninsula during its construction. The authorization for the project was part of a larger package of water infrastructure projects that came to the House floor on Thursday just days after being finalized in committee. It was passed on a unanimous voice vote and is expected to pass in the Senate as well. "Today's legislation makes it crystal clear: … [Read more...] about Soo Lock project gets $922M authorization from U.S. House
Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News Published 3:46 PM EDT Sep 13, 2018 Washington — The U.S. House voted Thursday to approve legislation including authorization for $922.4 million to build a large replacement lock at the Upper Peninsula's Soo Locks. The water-infrastructure bill, which passed on a voice vote, next heads to the U.S. Senate, where its passage and the president's signature would be the first concrete step in decades toward building the new lock. Lawmakers said funding will still need to be appropriated next spending cycle. "This modernization project is long — as in decades — overdue," said Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, whose district includes the locks. "We’ve accomplished more in the first 18 months of this session than was done in the last 18 years." The progress is due in part to a study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released this summer that recommended a 1,200-foot-long lock to mirror the … [Read more...] about U.S. House approves authorization for replacement Soo Lock