Gov. Wolf Announces $1.3 Million in State Funding for New Chinatown Community Center in Philadelphia


first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined Representative Mike O’Brien today to announce a $1.3 million grant to help fund the construction of the new Philadelphia Chinatown Eastern Tower Community Center. This project will create and retain nearly 160 full-time permanent jobs, as well as 500 additional jobs during construction.“This project will be a wonderful addition to this neighborhood, and provide real services and economic benefit to those who live and work here,” Governor Wolf said. “It will also revitalize the area along 10th and Vine streets, providing opportunities for additional businesses to develop and open, creating jobs and more economic activity.”“The creation of a community center serves to unite a community that was cut in half by the Vine Street Expressway,” Rep. O’Brien said. ”Affordable housing is much needed in this historic cultural community.”The mixed-use tower, which will be located at the northwest corner of 10th and Vine streets, will consist of 21,000 square feet of office space, 8,700 square feet of retail space, 17,000 square feet of recreation and event space, and 150 high-rise residential units.The $1.3 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funds will go toward construction of the commercial and community center portion of the $76 million overall project.“This non-profit and public partnership will create Chinatown’s first community center with a Keystone Star 4 early childhood learning center,” said John Chin, executive director of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC). “It will also create over 800 jobs for the Pennsylvania economy.”The project will create 500 construction jobs, 480 spin-off jobs during the construction period, 159 full-time created and retained jobs, and 148 additional indirect full-time jobs, according to PCDC.Construction is expected to begin before the end of 2016, with an estimated completion date in the fall of 2017.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Gov. Wolf Announces $1.3 Million in State Funding for New Chinatown Community Center in Philadelphia SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img October 20, 2016last_img read more

WOMAN WALKED OUT OF SUPERMARKET WITH WHISKEY AND VODKA


first_imgA Letterkenny woman was stopped by Gardai after she walked out of a supermarket with a bottle of vodka and whiskey.The case was heard at Letterkenny District Court.Ann-Marie Donegan, of Bomany, was caught by Gardai after leaving LIDL at Letterkenny Retail Park on December 15th. A member of staff had followed Ms Donegan outside of the supermarket and had flagged down a passing Garda.Garda Damien Mulkearns said he approached Ms Donegan and he handed over the goods and she admitted the offence straight away.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had an addiction to alcohol.She was 43 and has previous convictions for breaching a barring order.Judge Paul Kelly put the case back to January 20th and requested evidence that she has contacted probation services.WOMAN WALKED OUT OF SUPERMARKET WITH WHISKEY AND VODKA was last modified: December 16th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ann-Marie DoneganLIDLsupermarkettheftlast_img read more