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18Sep

Danville Shows How to Fight Blight

Share List Danville is demonstrating how a proactive approach, backed up by practical and enforceable borough ordinances can keep deteriorating properties in check. Danville’s efforts were featured recently during the annual educational conference of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors in Harrisburg. Under the borough’s property maintenance code, owners of properties identified with maintenance…

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14Aug

Westmoreland, Other Counties in Region Look to Fight Blight Through Real Estate Fees

Share List Driving down East Main Street, it’s easy to imagine West Newton in its heyday. Glass storefronts protrude from sturdy brick buildings. Black lampposts adorned with American flags line the sidewalks. Traffic rolls gently downhill, pausing at still-active railroad tracks before feeding onto a steel-truss bridge spanning the Youghiogeny River. “We’re never going back…

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Aug

New Kensington Pleased to Share its Revitalization Efforts with Sen. Bob Casey

Share List New Kensington isn’t waiting for the future — it’s inventing it. That’s the message U.S. Sen. Bob Casey imparted on the city Wednesday after a short walking tour of the city’s zone of economic revitalization, known as The Corridor of Innovation. “It’s so challenging to take on the assignment of transforming a town,…

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