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The Resurrection of America’s Slums [The Atlantic]
This acceleration of white flight was especially problematic in Rust Belt towns that didn’t experience the economic boom of the mid-2000s. They were watching manufacturing and jobs move overseas … “It’s no longer legal to say, ‘We don’t want African-Americans to live here,’ but you can say, ‘I’m going to make sure no one who makes less than two times the median income lives here,’”

Ohio Brewing Co. Aims Another Comeback [Plain Dealer]
Highland Square – Akron’s established but growing community just down the road from the heart of downtown – will be home to the latest incarnation of Ohio Brewing Co.  “I’ve seen the industry boom, bust, and boom again and I want to see the industry’s renaissance.”

Photos Needed: Trains, Boats And ‘Cruising The Gut’ [Lansing State Journal]
The Historical Society of Greater Lansing, Michigan is seeking images that may be in your attic tucked inside family photo albums for an upcoming exhibit “From Sepia to Selfies: 150 years of Lansing Photographic History.”

$20M Grant Symbolizes Buffalo’s Arrival As A Hub For Biomedical Research [Buffalo Business First]
A $20 million federal grant will be an operational boon for life sciences research in the Buffalo community, leaders have said. But the grant – a Clinical and Translational Research Award that’s only given to about 60 academic health centers in the country – is also an important symbol of Buffalo’s statue in biomedical research.

DNR video shows frenzied Asian carp leaping from Illinois River [MLive]
“It’s eye opening,” said Seth Herbst, aquatic invasive species coordinator for the DNR. “This is a big issue and we have to take every step we possibly can to prevent Asian carp from getting into Michigan waters.”

Israeli Startup Eyes Dayton For U.S. Headquarters [Dayton Business Journal]
Woosh Water Systems Ltd. is a Tel Aviv-based startup that produces sustainable water stations for public areas. It is looking to set up a presence in town as its first water stations to hit the U.S. will debut at three sites in downtown Dayton.

Mapping Where the Poor Are Getting Poorer in American Cities [CityLab]
While some cities show patches of neighborhood improvements, some saw very minimal change, including Buffalo, New York (the fourth-poorest city in the U.S.)

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