10.26.12 Your Morning Buzz




Design Concerns Raised Over Plan For Philly’s Second Casino – At an exclusive “casino party” last night, Philadelphia-based developer Bart Blatstein unveiled renderings for an enormous $700 million casino concept that could completely reshape North Broad Street, the city’s largest thoroughfare.

Early start, political pull helps Arbor top North Bethany market – Arbor has been buoyed by the success its parent company, West Hills Development, has found in North Bethany, a long-planned unincorporated community just starting to take shape at the eastern edge of Washington County. The company got a multiple-year head start in the area, receiving permission from then-chairman Tom Brian and county commissioners to build as other developers were still stuck in planning negotiations for the neighboring subarea. Brian is now West Hills’ lobbyist.

Inside stories: Praise, backlash for businesses’ displaying political signs – Political yard signs. They’re one of the oldest forms of campaigning; a tried-and-true approach at swaying passers-by with a simple message: Vote for me! Some signs boast elaborate slogans with bullet-point promises. Others take a more modest approach.

Durham’s Bridge of Death Will Decapitate Any Tall Truck – What’s the difference an inch can make? At one underpass in Durham, North Carolina, it means either having an uneventful commute or getting the top of your vehicle peeled off in a loud and violent can-opener-type crash.

In defense of the undecided voter – Are undecided voters stupid, or just plain savvy?


The Fiscal Cliff



Inside Portlandia


Outside Portlandia



Get Involved

So true


RSVP: Spend Your Halloween with Adam Davis, DHM Research – Please join us on October 31 for a conversation with Adam Davis, DHM Research at the Tualatin Library Community Room (18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062). To RSVP, send an email by October 29th to ELGL project coordinator, Megan Messmer – oregonelgl@gmail.com.

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one (1) vacancy on the Salary Review Commission.  This five-member volunteer commission studies the relationship of salaries to the duties of Mayor and City Council members and establishes the salary and compensation for the Mayor and City Council.

Attend an open house and learn about the proposed route for the Westside Trail – Want to share your input? Attend an open house on how the pedestrian and biking trail can safely connect to your community.

The City of Redmond has an opening on the Human Services Commission for anyone who lives or works within Redmond’s city limits. The City is looking for a candidate interested in a broad spectrum of human service issues including basic services, health care, counseling, domestic violence and family support.

Milwaukie Hosts Candidates Forum October 29, 2012 – Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 ~ 7-9 p.m., Milwaukie High School, Black Box Theater, 11300 S.E. 23rd Avenue, Milwaukie, OR  97222


The Workplace

‘Everybody Is Resistant to Change’ – The annual Brave Thinkers issue of the The Atlantic is out today, and the cover is a fantastic interview that editor-in-chief James Bennet did with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about some of his boldest views and decisions.

Living in Limbo: 5 Survival Tips When You’re in Between Jobs – So many ways for a company to tell you you’ve been terminated, but they all translate the same: You don’t have a job anymore, and it sucks.

Working parents and workplace flexibility: Tips for chasing that holy grail – “Flexibility does not just mean can you work from 10 to 6 instead of 9 to 5,” she said. It’s also about, among other things, paid time off, phased-in retirements, part-time work and the ability to take family leave without jeopardizing one’s job, she said.

I Banned All Internal E-Mails at My Company for a Week – I wish I could say I stated it boldly, chest puffed out and chin held high. Instead, I whispered it in a cowardly manner from behind the conference table as my team’s strenuous objections hurtled at me full force.

Success Secrets Of The World’s Most Powerful Women – Forbes – How can women cultivate spectacular career success? Some of the world’s most powerful women share their advice.


The Social Network

that was me :)

Communities Aren’t Just Places, They’re Social Networks  – A conversation with urban sociologist Zachary Neal on his new book, The Connected City. 

Pinterest announces website verification, much like Twitter and Facebook verified accounts – Pinterest today announced it is launching website verification, which, as its name implies, lets you verify that you own the website listed on your Pinterest profile.

6 Apps Guaranteed to Increase Your Productivity – These six apps are guaranteed to increase your productivity and maybe even help save your sanity.

Facebook: Greenroads

Twitter: Management Partners

Pinterest: L.A. Daily News

Google+: KIRO 7 Eyewitness News

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