January 2017

Baltimore PD App Aims to Get Community and Cops Talking

Baltimore Police Officers at Camden Yards (Credit: GoBlue85)

Touting transparency, the Baltimore Police Department has released an app allowing residents to submit crime tips and receive alerts, the Baltimore Sun reports. The app will also make department…

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My Houzz: Texas Pad Fit for a ’70s Pop Princess (14 photos)

Six months ago, interior designer Allison Crawford decided to downsize from a four-bedroom house in Tarrytown, a family-oriented area of Austin, Texas, to a two-bedroom apartment in the heart of downtown. While she loved her house, she was a single…

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Shop Houzz: Your February Home Shopping List (136 photos)

Outsmart winter, with its frigid outdoors and its germ-filled indoors, by making your home healthy and inviting. This February, bring in items that will purify the air, help you eat healthfully and keep your spirits up. We’ve rounded up everything…

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How to Check the Quality of a Contractor’s Work (7 photos)

It’s been my experience that many people, when looking to hire a remodeler, go through a basic, surface-level “background check” of candidates. They meet with them in person, they check out their online portfolio and reviews, and they ask around…

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To-Dos: Your February Home Checklist (11 photos)

February is a time of year to indulge in home comforts like cooking big-batch meals, reading in the afternoon and watching movies with the family. Here are a dozen ideas to add to your to-do list this month, from…

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Houzz Tour: Apple Sheds Inspire a Tasmanian Home (19 photos)

John and Judi Clark’s pavilion house in Tasmania is a delightful twist on the traditional apple sheds of the Australian island state, nicknamed the Apple Isle. Pitched roofs, beautiful wood and expansive natural surroundings characterize these rustic buildings, historically used…

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Keeping a Focus on Equity Amid Neighborhood Investment

Construction in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in 2009 (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Donny Harper is an entrepreneur with a message. “It’s about who you are and who you want around you,” says Harper. “When was…

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