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April 6, 1989 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bensalem Township will use a federal grant of $423,000 to fund housing renovations, economic development and programs for senior citizens, children and the disabled, said William Cmorey, director of community development. In addition, the township will launch a program in which it will buy a single-family house, renovate it and either sell or lease it to a low-income family. The township has set aside $50,000 of the grant for the purchase and repairs. The township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the allocations at a meeting Monday night.
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July 24, 1995 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Housing Authority is escalating its war against drugs with the help of a $5.2 million federal grant for its Drug Elimination Program. Half of the Housing and Urban Development Department grant will be used to beef up the PHA police force and its anti-drug crusade, said PHA Executive Director John F. White Jr. The remaining $2.6 million will be used to broaden health and early-intervention programs for public-housing residents and their children. The early-intervention programs include: Future Investment Centers.
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January 14, 2011 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Collingswood will be able to rehire three laid-off firefighters after being awarded a federal grant for almost $400,000, the office of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.) announced Thursday. The Camden County borough let three firefighters go last spring, part of a statewide trend of cities and towns trimming their fire and police ranks. The grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund the firefighters for two years, after which the suburb of 14,000 residents will have to pick up the cost, Lautenberg's office said.
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October 5, 2010 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Staff Writer
A new federal grant to the Camden Police Department will help the cash-strapped city retain some officers, but its financial woes are so great that the aid may do little to alleviate imminent layoffs. Officials held a news conference Monday in Whitman Park, one of Camden's most violent neighborhoods, to announce the retention of 19 officers over three years, thanks to a $4.38 million Department of Justice grant. But the department still faces a $13.6 million deficit for the current fiscal year, which began in July.
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October 21, 2011
The Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid Atlantic Region, the Northeast Philadelphia training facility developed by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 21, received a $5.5 million U.S. Department of Labor grant, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (D., Montgomery) announced Friday at the facility. The grant is expected to provide free training and certification in OSHA 10, Green Advantage, and first aid for 2,000 students at eight locations - one in Camden County, one in Delaware and six in Pennsylvania, including the Northeast Philadelphia facility.
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July 5, 2010 | By Vernon Clark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia will receive a $6.4 million federal grant to create or enhance 77 public computer centers in some of the most needy parts of the city, including North, West and South Philadelphia, officials said Friday. President Obama announced the grant Saturday as part of a $795 million investment in 66 new broadband projects nationwide under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grant is expected to generate 91 full- and part-time jobs in the city, officials said.
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May 9, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
A proposal to build an offshore wind farm about three miles east of Atlantic City could be back in the race to become the nation's first. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the New Jersey project would receive up to $47 million in funding over the next four years - a quarter of the $188 million plan. Financial feasibility had been the main issue when, in March, the state Board of Public Utilities rejected the plan. Fishermen's Energy asked for a reconsideration, which was rejected in late April.
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June 29, 2007 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER SENIOR WRITER
The School District of Philadelphia will receive an immediate injection of $4.8 million from the federal government to help expand the district's Project U-Turn for older at-risk students. The 15-month grant from the U.S. Department of Labor was announced yesterday by Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.), who helped secure it in a supplemental appropriations bill. Officials said that the grant, which was twice as large as Philadelphia had sought, will allow the district to work with an additional 1,200 young people.
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June 20, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia area will get $12.8 million in federal funding that was sought to help renovate an aging SEPTA power substation and repair 11 highway and railroad bridges. The grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation were announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and U.S. Reps. Allyson Y. Schwartz and Chaka Fattah, all Pennsylvania Democrats. The Wayne Junction power substation provides electricity to operate half of SEPTA's Regional Rail system, and the 1920s-vintage facility has been a source of frequent failures in recent years.
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September 9, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Camden's fire department has received a $5.2 million grant to hire 27 more firefighters, officials said Wednesday. The money, which comes after years of layoffs that hampered response times in the city, is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It will boost the number of firefighters to 196. Fire Chief Michael Harper, in a brief statement Wednesday, called the hires "a breath of fresh air. " "These new firefighters will be a wonderful addition to our department," Harper said.
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September 8, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
A $16.2 million federal grant to improve roads and infrastructure in Camden neighborhoods near the Ben Franklin Bridge is critical for the city, local and state officials said at a news conference Tuesday. "Camden is rising," said U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J.), who joined Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd, City Council President Frank Moran, and New Jersey's U.S. senators, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker. The politicians stood at Third and Elm Streets, where the bridge could be seen in the background.
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April 29, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that it will expand its network of systems monitoring fine airborne particulates in Marcellus Shale production areas. DEP said it would add 10 monitoring sites to its existing network of 27, positioning the metering stations near shale-gas wells and compressor stations in Marcellus Shale production areas. "We need that data and monitoring capability to help us understand whether or not there are risks or impacts to public health from current air quality in these areas," said DEP Secretary John Quigley.
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April 8, 2016 | By Jill Castellano, STAFF WRITER
The Kenney Administration has announced plans to use a $2.5 million federal grant to make Philadelphia's deathtrap less dangerous. Mayor Kenney announced Wednesday that members of the public can attend a series of forums to tell the city how the accident-prone and traffic-heavy Roosevelt Boulevard could be improved. The U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant awarded in 2014, coupled with another $2.5 million in state and local contributions, will fund four series of forums over the next three years which will lead to recommendations for the boulevard by February 2019.
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December 18, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
The former executive director of a Philadelphia nonprofit that helps the needy has been ordered to pay back $90,000 that prosecutors say she stole for personal use. Rodnell Griffin, 68, used ATM cards to withdraw money 500 times from the Hunting Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee's bank account, including 10 instances at ATMs inside SugarHouse Casino, according to a federal indictment filed in April. Griffin pleaded guilty in August, and a judge Tuesday ordered her to make restitution.
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July 8, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE CITY'S Promise Zone in West Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Promise Zone were awarded yesterday nearly $650,000 in federal grants to support college and career readiness programs, the Mayor's Office announced. The federal funds, awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, will be used to train AmeriCorps members in West Philadelphia and Los Angeles. The members, in turn, will help students figure out what they want to do after high school and how to achieve it, whether it be college, military service, job training or another option.
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February 14, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's biggest hurdle in securing the 2016 Democratic National Convention was convincing the selection committee it could come up with the money, organizers said. Now that the gig belongs to the city, it comes with an $84 million fund-raising challenge. Amid celebration Thursday were promises Philadelphia can bring in the money, even with a concurrent fund-raising push to raise $45 million for Pope Francis' visit in September. Mayor Nutter said the plan was to rely on federal and private dollars and use no city funds for the weeklong political fest.
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January 22, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the crack of metal against wood, and a rumble that briefly shook the sidewalk, the ornate molding that pointed skyward from the roof of the Louis Street house disappeared Tuesday morning into the jaws of an excavator's bucket. Within an hour, most of the building was on the street in a pile of bricks and debris, soon to be hauled away. The long-vacant house at 1510 Louis in Camden's Whitman Park neighborhood, one of many that officials say have harbored crime over the years, was gone by Tuesday afternoon.
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October 16, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of Camden high school seniors will have the opportunity to complete a medical apprenticeship and training program with the hope of landing jobs in the city's growing health-care field. Ten to 15 seniors will be selected in December to participate in a paid apprenticeship at an area health-care organization and then go on to a training program to get officially certified as a medical assistant. The program is the first launched by the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden board of governors, created in April.
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May 9, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
A proposal to build an offshore wind farm about three miles east of Atlantic City could be back in the race to become the nation's first. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the New Jersey project would receive up to $47 million in funding over the next four years - a quarter of the $188 million plan. Financial feasibility had been the main issue when, in March, the state Board of Public Utilities rejected the plan. Fishermen's Energy asked for a reconsideration, which was rejected in late April.
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