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

Angels pitching prospect Griffin Canning made a strong impression at Triple-A


first_imgHe realized he might finally get a shot at the big leagues after René Rivera was allowed to go to the Atlanta Braves, moving him up on the organizational catching depth chart. He was set to be the 15th player to make his major league debut with the Angels this season, as they continue to add to the team record that had been 12.“It still hasn’t hit me yet,” Hudson said before Tuesday’s game. “I’m sure it will once I put the jersey on and hear the national anthem. It’s a long, winding road.”OHTANI UPDATEShohei Ohtani returned to the Angels’ lineup as the designated hitter, a sign that his stiff back and sore finger were no longer issues.Ohtani is scheduled for a light bullpen session on Wednesday, followed by a more intense one on Friday. If he passes both of those tests, he’ll start on the mound on Sunday in Chicago.Ohtani threw 49 pitches on Sunday night in Houston, his first outing after missing nearly three months rehabbing a grade 2 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament. Despite a drop in velocity, Ohtani has said his elbow is healthy.ALSOAndrew Heaney was the Angels’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which is baseball’s highest honor for community service. One major league winner will be announced during the World Series. Heaney has traveled to Honduras four times to help upgrade that country’s infrastructure. He also hosted a fundraiser this summer for Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s therapy dog program. …The Angels also recalled outfielders Michael Hermosillo and Jabari Blash on Tuesday. Along with Hudson, that increased the active roster to 32. They also had set up a locker for Deck McGuire, indicating he’s expected to be recalled on Wednesday. …Infielder Nolan Fontana was released on Tuesday, clearing a spot on the 40-man roster for Hudson. …Jaime Barría, 22, will pitch against Bartolo Colon, 45, on Wednesday, the second time this season the two have faced each other. They set the Angels record for the largest age gap between two opposing starters, at 23 years, 55 days.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Jaime Barría, 9-8, 3.46) at Rangers (RHP Bartolo Colon, 7-11, 5.45), Wednesday, 5 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros ARLINGTON, Texas — Although Griffin Canning didn’t reach the majors at the end of his first professional season, one of his admirers did.Catcher Joe Hudson was among the players the Angels added on Tuesday in the latest round of September roster expansion, and he brought with him glowing reports on the Angels’ top pitching prospect.“He’s going to be something special,” Hudson said. “He’s got plus command with four or five-plus pitches.”Canning, the Angels’ second-round pick out of UCLA last year, began the season at Class-A and rose through Double-A and Triple-A. He finished with a 3.65 ERA in 113-1/3 innings. He stuck out 125 and allowed 99 hits. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter A product of Santa Margarita High, the 22-year-old Canning impressed Hudson, 27, with more than just his stuff.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“What I like about him best is he seems to have it together mentally,” Hudson said. “A young kid that, first full season and in Triple-A, you’d think he’d be overwhelmed and wouldn’t have a routine and wouldn’t know how to prepare for a game, but he does. It seems like he’s been playing for as long as I have.”Hudson was also impressed by 20-year-old left-hander José Suarez, who also rose through three levels of the Angels’ farm system this year. Suarez had a 3.92 ERA and 142 strikeouts in 117 innings.“Wise beyond his years as far as how he prepares for a game,” Hudson said. “I’m very impressed with both of those guys. I’m happy for their success. Hopefully, they’ll be here soon.”For now, Hudson was just thrilled that he made it. A former sixth-round pick of the Cincinnati Reds, Hudson spent nearly six years toiling in the Reds’ system before they released him this summer, and he signed with the Angels. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more