SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) for Pittston to assess a former industrial site in Luzerne County.“Communities across the commonwealth continue to invest in neighborhoods that will promote a sense of community while preserving public health and safety,” said Gov. Wolf. “The county is making significant strides to ensure safety for the residents of the City of Pittston both now and in the future.”The property located on Benedict Street in the City of Pittston has been an industrial site since the early 1900s. Most recently, it was a powder-coating operation and warehouse. The property was acquired as part of the Luzerne County Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program in 2017. The program acquired properties damaged by flooding in 2011.The ISRP grant will provide $15,000 for preparation of the work plan and project guidance documents, project management, site survey, geophysical survey, sensitive receptor survey, subsurface investigation, vapor intrusion evaluation, laboratory analysis and report preparation. Once the site is assessed, the city intends to maintain the property as open space and as a possible location for recreational fields. The total project cost is $20,000.“Governor Wolf, Secretary Davin, and Secretary McDonnell have all recognized the importance of remediating old industrial sites for a better purpose,” said Senator John Yudichak. “With the funding from the Industrial Sites Reuse Program, the city of Pittston will be able to do the work necessary to bring this property back into use for residents to enjoy.”“This project is a win-win for everyone,” said Pittston City Manager, Joseph Moskovitz. “The property owner was able to relocate out of the floodplain, the city will address an environmental concern, and city residents will have open space available for recreational endeavors.”The ISRP provides loans and grants for environmental assessments and remediation carried out by eligible applicants who did not cause or contribute to the contamination. The program is designed to foster the cleanup of environmental contamination at industrial sites, thereby bringing blighted land into productive reuse.“Renovating this site will require important environmental cleanup efforts to ensure that the space is safe,” said Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “This funding will allow the city to properly clean up the site and make it a natural open space that the community may be able to enjoy for years to come.”For more information about the Industrial Sites Reuse Program or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov. Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Help Luzerne County Turn Old Industrial Site into Recreational Area November 01, 2019
Share 11 Views no discussions Tweet LocalNews Victim of alledged fire-bombing not cooperating with police, says Police Chief by: – June 24, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Share Police Chief Mr. Cyril Carette. Photo credit: GIS NewsPolice Chief Cyril Carrette during a talk show on Kairi FM revealed that despite claims by Glensworth Emmanuel, the victim of an alleged ‘fire-bombing’ incident on christmas morning last year that the police department are not fully investigating the matter, they are in fact on top of the investigation.He intimated to the host of the program that investigations are conducted from inside out and that Mr. Emmanuel has refused to co-operate with the police and has also barred his wife from giving a statement.“You are the first person to subject yourself to an interview from the police, you must give the police information then the police will investigate that matter from the inside out. To this day, what I need to say despite all the media glitz and publicity Mr. Emmanuel has refused to subject himself to any interview from the police and has refused to allow his wife to be interviewed by the police as well. How does the police continue?”He further explained that one can prepare their own statement or have this done by a solicitor on their behalf which is what Mr. Emmanuel did several days after the incident occurred and questioned whether this action is indicative of full cooperation on Mr. Emmanuel’s part.Click here to listen to Mr. Carette: To date an individual who is in police custody has confessed to the alledged crime but according to police reports he has not yet been charged because his accomplice has fled the state and the evidence does not add up sufficiently.Dominica Vibes News
The entire Black Satellites contingent that left for Gabon last Wednesday for the last qualifying match of the 2015 Africa Youth Championship arrived on Tuesday night by road.The players, members of the technical team as well as officials of the Ghana FA who accompanied the team to Gabon, touched down at their hotel with excitment amidst singing and drumming.