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The tribe in 2018 secured a $1.5 million grant for construction of the new Early Head Start facilities, enabling the program to move from a temporary location. In 2019, another $1 million grant provided funding for a second addition.

PHILADELPHIA — Housing today looks largely the same as it did in 1950, Diana Lind observes in her new book "Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing." Many builders are still constructing 2,500-square-foot homes with two-car garages on tree-lined streets. But a lot has changed since the single-family house was, as Lind writes, “a practical response to the desire for more ...

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In October, we answered a question from a reader about buying a house that was updated without the necessary permits. (In some areas of the country, it’s difficult and time consuming to pull a permit, and so homeowners may not do so even though it is required by local ordinance.) We recommended buyers use a qualified professional home inspector to help determine whether the home is safe to buy.

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“The Hotel Neversink” won the Edgar for Best Novel of 2020. For structure and construction alone, this book is a treasure, each puzzle piece building the story, just like the pieces of a hotel and its fascinating history.

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