Governor Wolf to Eliminate Blight, Develop Affordable Senior Housing in Nanticoke

first_imgGovernor Wolf to Eliminate Blight, Develop Affordable Senior Housing in Nanticoke SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf helped move forward efforts to eliminate blighted buildings and construct 40 affordable housing units for seniors on a two-block portion of downtown Nanticoke, Luzerne County by awarding a $1 million grant to these projects.“Providing homes for our seniors to live comfortably in their communities is vitally important to their quality of life and I’m pleased this grant will help in such a significant way,” Governor Wolf said. “Removing blighted buildings and replacing them with affordable housing is a win for residents and a boost to economic development in the region.”New Horizons Development Corporation was approved for the $1 million grant to revitalize a portion of East Main Street in the downtown area of Nanticoke. Blighted buildings will be demolished and reconstructed into 40 affordable housing units for seniors at or below 60 percent of area median income. In addition to the housing, the building will house a LIFE program on the ground floor in partnership with LIFE Geisinger to provide eligible older adults with the support they may need to continue living independently. A parking structure will also be built into the building that will serve as parking for the housing as well as the business district of Nanticoke.“Governor Wolf’s strategic support of Nanticoke, through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will enable the Nantego Development Project to bring new housing and retail opportunities to downtown Nanticoke continuing the city’s revitalization and spurring additional economic development throughout the South Valley,” said State Senator John Yudichak.“The revitalization of downtown Nanticoke will get a boost thanks to this funding obtained in partnership with Governor Wolf, Senator Yudichak, and city officials,” said Rep. Gerald Mullery. “Older residents will welcome the new affordable housing options and local businesses and customers will benefit from the additional parking.”“The efforts put forth by New Horizons Development Corporation to work collaboratively with local community leaders, including LIFE Geisinger, to identify a creative housing option that will preserve and improve the quality of life for residents of the City of Nanticoke mirrors the Wolf Administration’s commitment to ensure that older Pennsylvanians can live and age well in the setting of their choice for as long as possible,” said Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne. “With a growing aging population, this collaborative revitalization investment demonstrates a shared desire to create an age-friendly future for all our residents.”“Aging brings changes that affect individuals’ physical health, but living apart from their family and community can affect their mental health by leading to feelings of isolation and depression,” said Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller. “Older Pennsylvanians deserve the opportunity to age safely in place and live in their community and near their family and friends. This development will make that possible for more Pennsylvanians.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.center_img August 17, 2018last_img read more

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Team Liquid renews its partnership with Twitch

first_imgIt was announced yesterday that esports juggernaut Team Liquid has renewed its partnership with Twitch, the world’s largest streaming site.We’re happy to announce that @Twitch will remain our exclusive broadcasting partner!It’ll be fun walking and working alongside them. pic.twitter.com/hFEmmYuIYd— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) April 26, 2017Team Liquid join the ranks of TSM, Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses in extending a partnership with Twitch as broadcasting rights become increasingly important in the esports world. In recent times we’ve seen huge Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments ESL Pro League and ECS move exclusively to Twitch competitor YouTube Gaming as well established tournaments and teams start to consider alternative options. The deal will see Team Liquid continue to bring broadcasts and content to Twitch, and the organisation has a plethora of teams. They house rosters across Starcraft, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Heroes of hte Storm, Smash, SFV, Halo and Overwatch. They’re renowned competitors across the bulk of esports, with their Dota 2 team currently competing in the Kiev Major. The Dota 2 team are one of the most talented rosters on paper and over the next few days they will look to take home the lion share of the $3,000,000 prize pool out in Ukraine. “Team Liquid was among the initial teams that helped cement Twitch’s role as the industry leader in live gaming video,” revealed John Howell, VP of Global Partnerships at Twitch. “We treasure the relationship we’ve built with Victor, Steve, and the entire Team Liquid organisation and look forward to continue working closely together for many years to come.”“Before many other brands came on board, Twitch’s commitment to esports in the early days helped create the spectator generation of gamers,” commented Steve Arhancet, co-CEO of Team Liquid in a press release. “John and his team have always understood how crucial it is to give the community great content, while making esports financially viable for teams and players too. Everyone at Team Liquid is psyched to partner with Twitch again in a much more comprehensive manner.”The release also revealed that Team Liquid will also provide feedback to Twitch to help “improve the platform for both professional players and casual streamers with their production services, product feedback, and creator guidance.”Esports Insider says: An important deal for Twitch and Team Liquid alike. They’ve been a long standing partner so the renewal doesn’t come as much of a surprise.last_img read more

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Manchester City Wants Zlatan Ibrahimović Again

first_imgManchester City in their ranks wants to bring the Swedish international, and PSG attacker Zlatan Ibrahimović.Even last year, citizens wanted Ibrahimović, but now they are even more interested, because they want to engage the attacker after the transfer of Carlos Teves in Italian Juventus.According to the French paper ‘L’Equipe’ Manchester City is thinking seriously about bringing Ibrahimović. On the other hand, it is expected that Edinson Cavani will be presented on Tuesday as a new player of PSG. (Source:Kilx.ba)last_img

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