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first_img Economy,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding through the Keystone Communities program to support 22 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth.“Community development has so many benefits for our municipalities, including improving the lives of local residents and attracting businesses to grow the local economy,” Governor Wolf said. “The Keystone Communities program encourages that development. These 22 projects will be a boon for those areas.”Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Keystone Communities program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community, supporting local initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities; ensure social and economic diversity; and enhance the overall quality of life for residents.“For true economic growth to occur statewide, we need to not only support our businesses through economic development, but elevate our neighborhoods through community development as well,” DCED Secretary Dennis Davin said. “These two components are inextricably tied together, which is why the Keystone Communities program is so vital to improving people’s lives, pushing our business sector forward, and growing Pennsylvania’s economy.”The commonwealth strongly encourages community-based organizations, public agencies, business leaders, private developers, financial institutions, and private citizens to work in partnership with local government to develop a comprehensive approach to address community development and housing needs. These partnerships create more attractive places to live and will encourage business and job expansion and retention in Pennsylvania.The following list highlights Keystone Communities projects being announced today, totaling nearly $5.4 million in state support:Allegheny CountyWilkinsburg Borough: $475,000 to rehabilitate the Ardmore Linear Park located in WilkinsburgBeaver CountyCity of Aliquippa: $365,000 to demolish the three remaining commercial buildings on the redevelopment site on the eastern end of Franklin Avenue immediately adjacent to SR 51 and the entrance to the Aliquippa Industrial ParkBerks CountyBuilding A Better Boyertown: $300,000 to turn a vacant and blighted building at 45 South Reading Ave. into a restaurant and mixed-use property on the first floor and renovate the five upstairs apartmentsGreater Berks Development Fund: $500,000 for acquisition and preparation of a site located around the Buttonwood Street Bridge in ReadingBlair CountyAltoona-Blair County Development Corporation: $150,000 for a seating replacement project in the Mishler Theatre in the city of AltoonaCambria CountyCity of Johnstown: $400,000 for a façade improvement program resulting in the modification and rehabilitation of facades, and approximately 2,000 feet of sidewalk improvementsCameron CountyCameron County Industrial Development Authority: $31,150 for façade improvements for deteriorated storefronts in Emporium BoroughDelaware CountyLansdowne Economic Development Corporation: $95,000 for interior construction in a building located at 32 East Baltimore Ave. to open an arts incubator for more than 30 artists and creative professionalsElk CountyCity of St. Marys Redevelopment Authority: $50,000 to implement a façade improvement program preserving the historic features and characteristics of various buildingsErie CountyBayfront East Side Taskforce: $300,000 for critical repairs that will halt further deterioration of the aging housing stock for 30 homeowners in core residential neighborhoods, necessary to address violations of the city property maintenance code as well as structural and exterior maintenance issuesSisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network: $50,000 for facade improvements to be used within the Elm Street-designated Historic Little Italy neighborhood in the city of ErieLackawanna CountyScranton Tomorrow: $400,000 to transform a dilapidated vacant lot on Wyoming Ave. into a downtown business district pocket parkLancaster CountySACA Development Corporation: $50,000 for implementation activities associated with Lancaster’s Southeast Elm Street Plan, including neighborhood beautification projects and public art installationLuzerne CountyDowntown Hazleton Alliance for Progress: $300,000 to support Phase II rehabilitation work to a blighted property at 13-15 West Broad Street in Hazleton City, Luzerne CountyMercer CountyFarrell City: $500,000 to demolish four buildings and construct a shopping plaza on a half-acre site fronting directly across from the Farrell municipal buildingMontour CountyDanville Borough: $261,028 to combine three parcels in order to create a recreational park in the heart of downtown near public parking, shopping, restaurants, and brewpubs in the central business districtPhiladelphia CountyNew Kensington Community Development Corporation: $300,000 to make improvements to the commercial space at Orinoka Civic House, resulting in more than 7,000 square feet of new commercial spaceSchuylkill CountyPottsville Area Development Corporation: $50,000 for the implementation of a façade improvement program in the city of PottsvilleVenango CountyVenango County: $500,000 to establish a revolving loan fund for improvement projects in the county, the first of which is the creation of a craft brewery in the historic Oil City National Bank building in Oil CityWestmoreland CountyRedevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland (RACW), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank (WCLB): $200,000 to acquire, demolish and/or rehab blighted properties throughout Westmoreland CountyYork CountyHanover Borough: $25,000 to conduct a downtown streetscape design and beautification studyHanover Borough: $50,000 for a wayfinding project that will provide improved ability to direct pedestrians and vehicles to a variety of locations around downtown Hanover January 03, 2018 Governor Wolf Approves Support for 22 Community Revitalization Projects Throughout Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgThe Clippers were 12-5 ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the visiting Orlando Magic and had won five consecutive games. Their record was good enough for seventh in the standings. If they were the East, they’d be in second.Paul is in his 10th season, all in the West. He agreed this could be the toughest the conference has been during his time in the league.“Maybe, I guess time will tell,” he said. “My third year in the league was pretty crazy. That’s when Houston won 20-some games in a row, and they might have only moved up two spots (in the standings).”Houston won 22 games in a row during the 2007-08 campaign. The Rockets finished fifth in the conference standings.Bottom line is, the West being so tough makes its teams realize that they have to be at the top of their game, night in and night out. Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan both appeared a bit stunned Wednesday morning when told that the top eight teams in the Western Conference had won a combined 36 consecutive games heading into action that night.“I didn’t know that,” said Paul, point guard for the Clippers. “But it’s tough, man. The West is tough.”“Yeah, that’s nuts,” said Jordan, the Clippers’ 6-foot-11 post. “It shows everybody is starting to hit their stride a little bit.”Memphis and Golden State were tied atop the conference at 15-2. Memphis had won five in a row, Golden State 10. “Yeah, we know that for sure,” Paul said at the morning shootaround. “We knew that last year … so tonight’s a big game for us. Every night is; you can’t afford to take nights off.”Jordan echoed that sentiment.“Everybody in the West is playing great,” he said. “Some teams have some injuries, so you know they’re going to be a lot better. But I feel like we’re playing well as of late. We’ve just gotta keep it going.”Coach chimes inClippers coach Doc Rivers also realizes that a mental lapse or two could cost his team positions in the standings and, for the playoffs, that’s huge. But he also knows that, like it or not, they are going to happen.“You’re going to have them,” he said, “so you just don’t want to have as many as the other teams, I guess. Listen, no one’s going to be perfect. There are going to be games you’re going to regret, you know that going into it. But in the West, it could cost you. … But I guarantee you that team that is in front or behind, they had a couple of them, too, you know what I’m saying?“I think the way it’s going, it’s going to be that close. You could be a 2 seed or an 8 seed and it could be a one-win difference and that’s just the way it may be and that’s fine.”Rivers was queried as to whether he finds that scary or exciting.“That’s scary,” he said. “I don’t see anything exciting about that.” At No. 7, the Clippers were three games behind Memphis and Golden State.Praise for JordanPaul was asked to talk about what Jordan is doing for the team this season. Jordan is averaging 11.6 rebounds and 2.35 blocks. Paul said it’s more than that.“He does all the things for us on any given night that don’t show up on the stat sheets,” he said. “I think he’s the most athletic center to ever play the game. There are not too many people that athletic that are that big at that height, so it’s a luxury for us.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgMiya (left) is handed his shirt by manager Senkin Ozdil. (PHOTO/courtesy)Uganda Cranes star Farouk Miya is on the move once again.Miya who spent last at Croatian side Gorcia has completed a move to Turkish top-tier side Kanyaspor Kulubu.He is understood to have signed a three-year deal that will see him at the Konya based side until 2022.Miya has been a journeyman of sorts ever since joining Standard Liege from Vipers SC in 2016.In a period of three years, the 21-year old has played for four different sides, including Liege, Royal Excel Mouscron, Sebail and Gorcia.Upon signing for Konyaspor, Miya came out and highlighted his admiration for the club.“I admired the stadium and facilities. As soon as I stepped into the club, I realized what a great community it was, Noted Miya“I signed for three years here today. During this period, I want to make a great contribution to Konyaspor with my performance.Miya watched the Kanyaspor’s first game of the season on Sunday against MKE Ankaragücü that ended 0-0 and is impressed by the side he has joined.“I had the chance to watch the first game of the season, said the 21-year old.“We have a very high quality and very strong team. I am sure that I will adapt to the team in a short time and will do my best to the end.”At his new club, Miya will don shirt 21 which was handed to him by Kanyaspor manager Senkin Ozdil.About Miya’s new clubKonyaspor Kulübü is a professional Turkish sports club based in Konya. Turkey.They are better known as Konyaspor or Atiker Konyaspor due to sponsorship reasons. In 1922 Konyaspor were founded with the name Konya Gençlerbirli?i and have played at their current home stadium, Konya Buyuksehir Stadium, since 2014.Konyaspor currently play in the Super Lig, the top tier of Turkish football. The club colours are green and white.Comments Tags: Farouk MiyaGorciaKanyaspor KulubuRoyal Excel MouscronSebail and GorciaStandard Liegetoplast_img read more