Category: Helpful History

Martin Luther King: how a rebel leader was lost to history

On 15 January 1998, what would have been Martin Luther King’s 69th birthday, James Farmer was awarded the presidential medal of freedom in the White House’s East Room. “He has never sought the limelight,” said the then president, Bill Clinton. “And until today, I frankly think he’s never got the credit he deserves. His long…

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Creating Condo Demand From Short Supply Of Waterfront Property

Brickell is becoming ground zero for condo termination, in which developers buy old condos and replace them with newer and bigger properties. Real estate in Miami-Dade County has ebbed and flowed according to the waters bordering it – the tenet of location, location, location. The tide has since turned, though. The city is looking upward,…

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House majority leader running state-funded nonprofit

DOVER — One of the General Assembly’s most powerful members recently got a second job running a nonprofit that receives state dollars. House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, a Bear Democrat, began working as executive director of the Police Athletic League of Delaware about three weeks ago. PAL was earmarked about $147,000 in taxpayer money through…

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Brooklyn’s last port is clinging to a site coveted by developers

Photo: Buck Ennis The Red Hook Container Terminal Michael Stamatis sees helicopters. Not the ones carrying sightseers or shuttling Wall Streeters to the Hamptons. These hover over the 80 acres of prime Brooklyn waterfront that Stamatis controls as operator of the Red Hook Container Terminal. “It’s the developers,” Stamatis said. “It’s no secret they have…

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NYC makes the cut as Amazon narrows list for second headquarters

Amazon included New York City in its short list of 20 potential cities where it could locate its second headquarters. The $600 billion e-commerce and technology giant announced that it had refined its choices from 238 proposals. Amazon’s solicitation to local governments and real estate developers and landlords for bids last year sparked a frenzied…

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Do You Want to Learn More About Delaware

If you have been a resident of the country or are simply interested in American history, the state of Delaware is a great place to begin. As one of the original states, it has a rich history that is interwoven with that of the nation. Before colonization, the state was home to several native tribes….

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Delaware: A Quick And Helpful History

Delaware is one of the 50 states in the United States of America. It is located in the northeast portion of the country on the Delmarva Peninsula. It is almost the smallest of the states coming in second. It’s population is a bit different as it is the sixth least populated state. The state is…

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