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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Kohli, Jadhav centuries blow England away in chase of 351

first_img(REUTERS)-Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit centuries and combined in a 200-run stand to help India comfortably chase down a steep target of 351 against England and win the first one-day international by three wickets yesterday.India’s chase seemed over when England reduced them to 63-4 in the 12th over but captain Kohli and local boy Jadhav turned the match on its head with the hosts reaching the target with 11 balls to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.The touring side, who lost a five-match Test series 4-0 before returning home for Christmas, would have felt confident of victory after posting 350-7.India’s captain Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd as he walks off the ground after being dismissed for 122.. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiHalf-centuries from Jason Roy, Joe Root and Ben Stokes took England to their highest ODI total against India, who won the toss and opted to bowl first.England lost Alex Hales early but opener Roy (73) and Root, who top-scored for his side with 78, added 69 for the second wicket to lay a solid foundation.Roy was given out leg before on 18 off paceman Umesh Yadav but reviewed successfully to overturn the decision with replays showing the ball was missing the stumps.Stokes provided the late assault with a 40-ball knock of 62, studded with two fours and five sixes, as India bled 105 runs in the last eight overs.Left-arm seamer David Willey gave England the ideal start with the ball by dismissing Indian openers Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan inside the first six overs.Yuvraj Singh, playing his first ODI in over three years, and former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not last long either as India were left staring at a heavy defeat.But Kohli, playing his first match as India’s full-time captain across all formats, and Jadhav then took the attack to the England bowlers.Kohli, who was the highest scorer in the recent Test series, was stranded on 99 for three deliveries before he danced down the pitch to hit paceman Chris Woakes for a six and bring up his 27th ODI hundred, which came in 93 balls.Jadhav, who struggled with cramp towards the end of his knock, guided the same bowler to third man for a boundary to bring up his second ton off 65 balls.Stokes dismissed Kohli after a 105-ball 122, studded with eight fours and five sixes. Jadhav was out after a 76-ball 120, with 12 fours and four sixes, to fast bowler Jake Ball, the most successful English bowler with three for 67.Hardik Pandya, unbeaten on 40, and Ravichandran Ashwin (15 not out) combined in a crucial eighth-wicket stand of 38 at the end to take India home.The second match of the series will be played at Cuttack on Thursday.ENGLAND InningsJ. Roy st Dhoni b Jadeja 73A. Hales run out (Bumrah) 9J. Root c H. Pandya b Bumrah 78E. Morgan c Dhoni b H. Pandya 28J. Buttler c S. Dhawan b H. Pandya 31B. Stokes c U. Yadav b Bumrah 62M. Ali b U. Yadav 28C. Woakes not out 9D. Willey not out 10Extras (b-1 lb-11 nb-4 w-6) 22Total (for 7 wickets, 50 overs) 350Fall of wickets: 1-39 A. Hales,2-108 J. Roy,3-157 E. Morgan,4-220 J. Buttler,5-244 J. Root,6-317 B. Stokes,7-336 M. AliDid not bat: A. Rashid, J. BallBowling: U. Yadav 7 – 0 – 63 – 1(nb-1 w-3,H. Pandya 9 – 0 – 46 – 2,J. Bumrah 10 – 0 – 79 – 2(nb-3 w-1),R. Jadeja 10 – 0 – 50 – 1,R. Ashwin 8 – 0 – 63 – 0(w-2), K. Jadhav 4 – 0 – 23 – 0,Y. Singh 2 – 0 – 14 – 0.INDIA InningsL. Rahul b Willey 8S. Dhawan c Ali b Willey 1V. Kohli c Willey b Stokes 122Y. Singh c Buttler b Stokes 15M. Dhoni c Willey b Ball 6K. Jadhav c Stokes b Ball 120H. Pandya not out 40R. Jadeja c Rashid b Ball 13R. Ashwin not out 15Extras (b-1 lb-4 w-11) 16Total (for 7 wickets, 48.1 overs) 356Fall of wickets: 1-13 S. Dhawan,2-24 L. Rahul,3-56 Y. Singh,4-63 M. Dhoni,5-263 V. Kohli,6-291 K. Jadhav,7-318 R. JadejaDid not bat: J. Bumrah, U. YadavBowling: C. Woakes8 – 0 – 44 – 0(w-2),D. Willey 6 – 0 – 47 – 2(w-3),J. Ball 10 – 0 – 67 – 3(w-4), B. Stokes 10 – 0 – 73 – 2(w-2),A. Rashid 5 – 0 – 50 – 0,M. Ali 6.1 – 0 – 48 – 0,J. Root 3 – 0 – 22 – 0.last_img read more

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