- Port in Progress
Look of downtown signs a calculated process
The NRA had the power to make virtually all downtown signs conform to the new look of Newburyport. At the NRA’s insistence, the sign at Bob’s Subs eventually came crashing down in 1976.
Long path to Merrimac Landing
Vision for 'Parcel 8' crystallized after several failed attempts to develop lot.
Parcel 8: Urban renewal’s only new building in downtown Newburyport
Merrimack Landing at 1 Merrimac St., opposite the Firehouse Center for the Arts, was completed in 1984, but not before three other development projects were tried and failed on what was known for many years as urban renewal Parcel 8.
Synergy brought mayor, NRA head together
Port in Progress
Bradshaw brought new direction to NRA
Jack Bradshaw assumed the chairmanship of the Newburyport Redevelopment Authority, the board charged with finding a developer to revitalize a then-gasping downtown.
"While we'll be happy and willing to meet with any group regarding the selection of developers, we do have the final vote as to what will happen," Bradshaw said after being unanimously elected by his fellow members.
- Third time not the charm for Newburyport waterfront
- Group swayed city to reject hotel, create arts center
- 37 years later, waterfront's woes remain unresolved
- A Port in Progress Archive
- Homecoming, city's revival share roots
- A place with 'so much charm'
- Three mayors, one goal
- Sidewalk superintendents watched and worried as the buildings came down
- The day the 'federal bulldozer' came to town
- The hardest place to restore: East Row showed Urban Renewal's growing pains
- The day Bossy's garage fell
- 30 years later, city's front porch is showing its age
- Renovators had to make new look old
- Perry's contributions to Port seen today
- Meet Inn Street's pioneers
- In twilight of his life, famed architect gave Port hope
- Inn St. was first renewal experiment
- "The roofs were rotting and the walls were bulging"
- Centuries later, Watt's Cellar keeps its secrets hidden
- Port's revival hinged on a few crucial actions
- Famed doctor helped save Port a building at a time
- 40 years later, art association expands, thrives
- Custom House struggles to find its way
- Page building a forerunner of Port's transformation
- An unwelcome glimpse of the future
- Look of downtown signs a calculated process
Plane through: Cessna lands on Houston golf course
HOUSTON (AP) — An area near the 11th hole at a Houston golf course provided a smooth landing spot after a small plane ran out of fuel and glided on to the grass.
The Cessna 170 was expected to be moved from Hermann Park on Tuesday. The unplanned landing of the single-engine plane happened Monday night on a flight from Lafayette, La.
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- Judge: Dance parties a no-no at Jefferson Memorial
- Video: Man playing with chicken on NYC subway
- Plane through: Cessna lands on Houston golf course