State College accepts block grant funds for cold purchase of permanent shelter

Out of the Cold: Center County plans to acquire The Meetinghouse on Atherton, 318 S. Atherton St. as a permanent location for its homeless shelter. Photo of Geoff Rushton | The State College borough council unanimously approved on Monday evening the reallocation of some community development block grant funds to help Out of the […]

Flood of cherries on supermarket shelves after heatwave saves supplies

A flood of juicy cherries is expected to hit the UK market from Wednesday after the July heat wave resulted in a bumper harvest. Producers hail a massive yield of sweet stone fruit after an unusual cold and sluggish spring rains that threatened to hamper this year’s production. Most of the sudden influx of offers […]

Westfield Shrinking Mall portfolio shows industry division

Large real estate owners are looking to unload more malls through sales or by allowing lenders to take over, thereby sidelining a recovery in the mall sector as more Americans get vaccinated. Global shopping center operator Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, for its part, sold three shopping centers in the United States last year. The Paris-based company intends to […]

More companies are imposing masks in New Jersey

More and more mask and vaccination warrants are coming to New Jersey, both for government officials and private companies. Target, Home Depot and McDonalds are among nationwide chains announcing that all employees must mask themselves in areas with high COVID-19 transmission rates. In New Jersey, it’s pretty much everywhere. Gov. Phil Murphy announced new vaccination […]

DVIDS – News – Ministry of Defense announces recipients of 2021 Defense Secretary of Defense Employer Freedom Award

The Department of Defense is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the 2021 Secretary of Defense Award for Freedom to Support Employers, the U.S. government’s highest honor bestowed on employers for supporting National Guard employees and of the Reserve. Recipients include private and public sector employers, large and small, nominated by a National Guard […]

Multifamily market optimism prevails despite pandemic disruptions | Allen Matkins

[co-author: Kitty Wallace] Despite the move to the suburbs and falling rental rates, Allen Matkins / UCLA Anderson predicts that panelists in the California commercial real estate survey are optimistic about the next three years in the multi-family housing arena. Rental rates are expected to increase overall faster than the rate of inflation and vacancy […]

The couple behind American Beech and the transformation of Stirling Square

Brent Pelton, left, and Alex Vinash in Stirling Square, the Greenport property they’ve transformed in recent years. (Credit: David Benthal) Generally, it may or may not be true that opposites attract. But that’s certainly true in the case of Greenport couple Brent Pelton and Alex. Vinash. Pelton, the hotelier behind American Beech, and Vinash, a […]