AUSTIN: Planning Commission Chair Does Business with “Domain on Riverside” Developers

By Dylan Dissenso At the upcoming planning commission hearing on Tuesday, newly-elected commission chair Fayez Kazi and his colleagues will likely decide whether or not to recommend the “Domain on Riverside” application, a proposal to remake the Ballpark, Town Lake, and Quad apartment complexes on East Riverside into a yuppie wonderland of luxury condos and high-end retail. While the hearing is public, the dealings behind … Continue reading AUSTIN: Planning Commission Chair Does Business with “Domain on Riverside” Developers

ALBANIA: Mass Riots Rock Country Ahead of Elections

By Mike Talavera This week police fired tear gas and unleashed water cannons as protesters attempted to break into parliament in the Albanian capital of Tirana. The clash follows a month of protests demanding that the elections scheduled for June 30 be held earlier and calling for an end to government corruption. The masses have targeted Prime Minister Edi Rama in particular, last weekend throwing … Continue reading ALBANIA: Mass Riots Rock Country Ahead of Elections