Governor 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. August 17, 2018
Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production company Tap Oil has agreed to sell an interest in a permit off W. Australia to a private E&P company.Tap Oil said on Wednesday it was going to sell its 20 percent interest in permit WA-8-L as a part of its strategy to realize value from its non-core asset portfolio. The company added that the asset would be sold for a cash consideration of $800,000.The permit WA-8-L is a production license that covers an area of 161 square kilometers over two graticular blocks and is located in the north-eastern part of the Dampier Sub-basin of the Northern Carnarvon Basin.The license contains the Talisman and Amulet oil fields. The Amulet field lies approximately 30 kilometers south of the Santos-operated Finucane South and Fletcher oil field FPSO unit.The permit was awarded in 1988 for 21 years during which time the Talisman field has been developed. The Talisman field was abandoned in 1992, since then there has been no further production in the permit. The Amulet oil field was discovered within the permit in May 2006 with the drilling of three Amulet wells.Tap Oil said that the sale was conditional on NOPTA approving the transfer of the asset to the purchaser and the purchaser complying with any requirement of the operating agreement, and any other regulatory requirement.If these conditions are not satisfied by the purchaser within 90 days, the agreement will lapse.
The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary on Tuesday, Oct. 9.Crimes against a personat 9:24 a.m., DPS officers responded to a report of two non-USC males involved in an altercation inside the Norris Medical Library and detained them for investigation. The officers determined that the dispute was only verbal and both subjects were released after being advised that any further disturbances would result in them being barred from the facility.Crimes against propertyat 9:02 a.m., two witnesses reported they observed a group of people detain a suspect who appeared to be fleeing from Jefferson Boulevard and Figueroa Street possibly with a stolen laptop computer. The laptop was recovered from the suspect and returned to an unidentified male who then left the area. The suspect also left the area and he and the male could not be located during a subsequent search of the area by DPS officers.Miscellaneous incidentsat 11:49 a.m., DPS officers responded to a traffic collision on Olive Street and Washington Boulevard involving two vehicles, one of which was a University vehicle driven by a staff member. An LAFD RA unit was at the scene examining the driver of the second vehicle when the officers arrived, and the driver was subsequently released to seek medical treatment on his own. LAPD officers were also present to conduct a traffic investigation.