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Dominic's shoe repair

Dominic's shoe repair

Dominic Petulla owns and runs Gold Star Shoe Repair and Hat Cleaning in Camden, N.J. He started working by his father's side at the store when he was 10-years-old, over 65 years ago.

August 05, 2012 8:47 pm
Bolo's Gym

Bolo's Gym

Jose "Bolo" Gonzalez turned his north Camden, N.J. living room in into a gym and keeps his door open 24/7 so that his neighbors can work out free of charge.

August 04, 2012 10:01 pm
One Region, One Vision approach has many facets

One Region, One Vision approach has many facets

Youngstown, Ohio Mayor Jay Williams speaks during a Gary and Region Investment Project Urban Exchange in Gary on April 27. Williams is now part of the Obama administration, as executive director of the Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
Creating relevance in the Rust Belt

Creating relevance in the Rust Belt

Youngstown, Ohio, Mayor Jay Williams talks about the challenges and successes of his city during a GRIP Urban Exchange at The Steel Yard in Gary.

April 27, 2011 6:35 pm
Creating relevance in the Rust Belt

Creating relevance in the Rust Belt

Youngstown, Ohio, Mayor Jay Williams, left, and and Gary Mayor Rudy Clay listen to U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's speech Wednesday GRIP's Urban Exchange at The Steel Yard in Gary.

April 27, 2011 6:35 pm
Quality of Life, One Region event set for Sept. 8

Quality of Life, One Region event set for Sept. 8

Jay Williams, former mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, and director of the White House's Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, is expected to speak about local and national issues at the One Region, One Vision/Quality of Life Council's Sept. 8 event in Merrillville. Also slated to sp…

April 27, 2011 6:35 pm
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