The senior units at Bay View Manor at Sixth Street and West Avenue and the parking lot where a new building could be built.The Ocean City Housing Authority continues to explore the possibility of expanding and rebuilding its low-income housing units in Ocean City.An Authority subcommittee will meet on Thursday (Jan. 22) with representatives of Pennrose, a Philadelphia-based property management company, as it seeks answers to a couple basic questions: What would it cost? And where would the money come from?“The onus is on them to show us how they can accomplish that,” said Scott Halliday, a member of the Housing Authority redevelopment subcommittee along with Edmond Speitel and Chairman William Woods.The Housing Authority, operates under the auspices of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and currently administers 20 Peck’s Beach Village units on the north side of Fourth Street (between Simpson and West avenues) for senior citizens and 40 units on the south side of Fourth Street for families, along with senior housing at Bay View Manor that includes 61 units in a five-story building at Sixth Street and West Avenue.The Housing Authority hopes first to add a new building on an Authority-owned parking lost adjacent to Bay View Manor.Housing Authority Executive Director Alesia Watson said the new building would have to include at least 20 units — enough to house the seniors that would be displaced if the homes at Peck’s Beach Village were ever rebuilt.The Housing Authority hired Pennrose for its expertise in securing funding and financing.Pennrose is working to help the Housing Authority secure a $6 million to $7 million federal Community Development Block Grant for housing authorities affected by Superstorm Sandy. Watson said Ocean City applied for the funding more than a year ago, and she reported Tuesday that she’d like to schedule a “face-to-face” meeting with the grant administrators in February.The company is seeking competitive Low-Income Housing Tax Credits that encourage private investment in affordable housing.The Housing Authority also hopes to partner with the City of Ocean City and potentially use some of the $2.1 million in development fees that the city has been required to collect for affordable housing initiatives.Representatives from the city will attend the Thursday meeting with Pennrose.The Housing Authority also voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize the subcommittee to negotiate an agreement with Pennrose for “the expansion and redevelopment of Bay View Manor and Peck’s Beach Village.” The agreement would expand Pennrose’s role in any potential redevelopment project.The Housing Authority meets only bi-monthly, and it wanted to empower the subcommittee to act in the interim.Housing Authority Solicitor Charles Gabage suggested that the subcommittee should consider making the City of Ocean City a party to any agreement if the city contributes to the redevelopment._____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City._____The construction of a new building at Bay View Manor would be the first step in a project that could include the building of 122 new elevated units to replace the 60 flood-prone units of the existing Peck’s Beach Village.The units are rented to low-income residents at low rental rates — with preference given to veterans, the disabled and existing Ocean City residents.Tuesday’s meeting also included the re-election of Woods as chairman of the Housing Authority and of Stu Sirott as vice chairman.
Gov. Wolf Joins Legislators, Advocates for Virtual Event on One-Year Anniversary of Clean Slate Automatic Sealing
Gov. Wolf Joins Legislators, Advocates for Virtual Event on One-Year Anniversary of Clean Slate Automatic Sealing SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 30, 2020 Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf participated in a virtual event today to mark the one-year anniversary of Clean Slate automatic record sealing in Pennsylvania. The governor joined a Zoom panel with legislators and advocates for the event sponsored by Community Legal Services, The Clean Slate Initiative, Justice Action Network and Center for American Progress.“On this one-year anniversary of clean slate implementation, we celebrate the countless lives this law has changed all across the commonwealth,” Gov. Wolf said. “I’m proud that Pennsylvania is leading the way in second chances and excited to see our Clean Slate law serve as a national model for commonsense, bipartisan criminal justice reforms.”In 2018, Pennsylvania was the first in the nation to enact Clean Slate legislation, which expands criminal record sealing to include more types of offenses, including some first-degree misdemeanors, which can be sealed by filing petitions.The law also created an automated computer process to seal arrests that did not result in convictions within 60 days, summary convictions after 10 years, and some second and third-degree misdemeanor convictions if there are no subsequent misdemeanor or felony convictions for a period of 10 years after the time of conviction. The automatic sealing provision went into effect on June 28, 2019.During its first year of implementation, Clean Slate in Pennsylvania has automatically sealed 35 million records.The virtual panel, moderated by Justice Action Network president and executive director Holly Harris, focused on the bipartisan approach of Clean Slate and additional criminal justice reforms the state has enacted as well as proposed legislation that expand and eliminate obstacles for Clean Slate that could increase the number of cases automatically sealed.Here are the Clean Slate numbers-to-date in Pennsylvania:36,735 Individuals have had Clean Slate applied to a misdemeanor conviction.1,148,696 Individuals have had Clean Slate applied to their record. That includes misdemeanor convictions, summary convictions and non-conviction dispositions.2,062,108 offense tracking numbers have had Clean Slate applied to that arrest. That includes misdemeanor convictions, summary convictions and non-conviction dispositions.For more information on Clean Slate or to seek help in accessing the program, visit mycleanslatepa.com.Ver esta página en español.
Stuff co.nz 17 February 2016Family First Comment: Snap! This is what our report on child abuse and the failure of the smacking law last week said also: “The report cites Child Youth and Family’s statistics for child abuse and neglect as an example of particular concern, with a large gap between its recorded cases of abuse in 2014-15 and those recorded by police.”Government agencies are “inventing” new numbers and changing the definitions of targets to make their performance seem better, a damning report says.The Salvation Army says the organisations feel under pressure from the Government to come up with favourable results, creating an attitude where they “find any reason to celebrate success or progress”, regardless of their original goals.The charitable organisation’s State of the Nation report attacks the ways in which government agencies appear to be using targets, and the numbers behind them, in a “less than straightforward and reliable manner”.The report says agencies have been using a number of “subtle and ingenious approaches” to improve their performance against targets.They include changing the definitions behind indicators to make results appear better, “inventing new numbers” that are difficult to verify, and changing the way figures are reported without improving the reliability of information provided.“This can cause us to slip into a ‘moveable feast’ mentality, where we find any reason to celebrate success or progress, even though we have lost our sense of the purpose behind it all.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/76957685/government-agencies-inventing-numbers-to-meet-targets-says-report
Share Norris Prevost; photo credit: Workers Voice OnlineDominican men are being called upon to turn out in large numbers to participate in this week’s Catholic Men’s Retreat which gets underway tonight at Fatima Church.Every evening this week, from 6:30pm,The Catholic Men of the Parishes of St Alphonsus, Cathedral, Fatima, St Luke’s and St Mark, will gather at the Fatima Church in Newtown for the Men’s Lenten retreat, in preparation for the Holy Feast of Easter.This year’s retreat will be preached by His Lordship Bishop Malzaire, Bishop of the Diocese of Roseau, as well as of St. Johns-Basterre.The Theme of this year’s Retreat is “Disciples on Mission, Gifted and Called to be Priest, Prophet, and King.” Each evening, His Lordship will share on a different aspect of the theme.Monday’s focus will be on the call to worship, Tuesday on the call to be Christian Family, Wednesday the call to Service, Thursday the call to reconciliation, and Friday the call to Evangelize.According to Cathedral Branch Dacamen President Norris Prevost, “We the catholic men of the Parishes of St Alphonsus, Cathedral, Fatima, St Luke and St mark, are exceedingly blessed to have his Lordship be the preacher for our men’s retreat which commences on Monday coming , 4th April, and runs every night starting at 630 pm, until Friday 8th,”.Bishop Malzaire as we know has responsibility for two Dioceses, Roseau, and St john’s-Basterre.Prevost said the fact that he has allocated the whole week, to help our men in Dominica prepare for Easter, is a demonstration of his caring and concern for our men and our families.“As President of the Cathedral Branch of the Association of Catholic men, I wish to call on our men from all the communities From Cockrane, Fond Cole, Pottersville, goodwill, Bath estate Laudat, Trafalgar, Morne Prosper, Watton Waven, Copt Hall , Louisville, Roseau ElmsHall, Kings Hill, Newtown, Fortune, Loubiere, Castle Comfort, Wall House, Giraudel, Egleston, Loubiere Bellevue Chopin, Point Michel, Soufriere, Gallion and Scots Head to come to our Catholic men’s retreat,” Prevost said.He sad as family men, “we must be serious with God, and answer his call to come and pray for the help we need for our families, our communities and our Country”.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Men urged to attend Catholic Men’s Retreat by: – April 4, 2011 47 Views no discussions