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Community Day Sponsored by Wegmans!

 

57 North Franklin Street, June 6th

10:00am to 1:00pm

Wegmans Leadership Group is committed to being part of Pottstown’s community life, setting an example of leadership and giving back to neighborhoods where they do business.  Wegmans has taken the Pottstown Cluster Outreach Center under their wing to offer their expertise and generosity on how to be more productive and efficient in our Food Pantry and Dry Goods Department.

After spending some time at the Cluster Outreach Center, Wegmans’ team brainstormed and came up with some new ideas, equipment and technology to run an efficient day to day operation to help better serve their clients.  Additional shelves will be installed to create more space; carts that are easier to manipulate will help transport food and dry goods throughout the building and coats, hats and gloves will now be used for volunteers in the walk-in refrigerator.

All these items and time are donated by Wegmans.  We decided to make the day a special event – Community Day!

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Lancaster Central Market Trust Looks Ahead With Strategic Plan

62291_464860577791_784297791_6553207_5848835_nWith the yearlong, $7 million renovation of Lancaster’s Central Market behind them, the operators of the historic market paused.

“After we took a breath, we said: ‘What comes next? Where are we going,’ ” said Peter Olmsted, chairman of the Lancaster Central Market Trust.

The result was a strategic plan that looks both inward at operations of the 123-year-old public market house and outward at the surrounding community.

The strategic plan, developed early this year, will guide the nonprofit organization for the next three years. It was unveiled Wednesday at the trust’s annual meeting in Southern Market Center.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/896304_Central-Market-Trust-looks-ahead-with-strategic-plan.html#ixzz2fLvMXcfV

Suspects In Mon Valley Gambling Ring

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• Kirk A. Mollica, 46, 506 Princess Drive, Elizabeth, is charged with two counts of corrupt organization, one count of dealing in proceeds of illegal activity, one count of lotteries, one count of gambling devices and two counts of conspiracy.

• Ronald Melocchi Sr., 54, 324 Vernon Drive, West Newton, is charged with two counts of corrupt organization, one count of dealing in proceeds of illegal activity, one count in criminal use of a communication facility, one count of lotteries, one count of pool selling and bookmaking and two counts of conspiracy.

• Ronald D. Prest, 65, 109 Midway Drive, White Oak, is charged with two counts of corrupt organization, one count of dealing in proceeds of illegal activity, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of gambling devices and one count of conspiracy.

• Terence P. McNelis, 52, 4812 McAnulty Drive, Whitehall, is charged with one count of corrupt organization, one count of dealing in proceeds of illegal activity, one count of lotteries, one count of pool selling and bookmaking and one count of conspiracy.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-south/suspects-in-mon-valley-gambling-ring-702172/#ixzz2e8zjhwAp

Pittsburgh Building Comprehensive Growth Plan With Participation From Thousands Of Residents

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Pittsburgh is establishing a comprehensive growth plan to “right size” the city after years of population loss.  Year one has already been completed with thousands of residents taking part in helping to shape a way forward for Pennsylvania’s second largest city.

This plan, which is expected to be completed in 2014, will focus on the following areas in order:

Open spaces and parks – wrapping up

Cultural heritage and preservation – up and running

The next ten have yet to be started:

Transportation

Public art

Design

Energy

City-owned buildings

Infrastructure

Economic development

Housing

Education

Zoning

Land Use

The Pittsburgh planning department is enthusiastically seeking participation from city residents!  The cost of this long-range plan is $2.3 million dollars.  Cities are not required to submit comprehensive plans but they can opt to do so.  Only a handful of cities have done this.  Pittsburgh is once again being a leading innovator in their approach to managed growth and sustainability.

These components were not accidentally chosen.  Open space is first because vacant land use will influence every other category on the list.  Pittsburgh has 5,500 acres of open space.   Half is parks and 14,000 vacant lots make up the rest.  Pittsburgh realizes that green space has an impact on property values.

These meetings last two hours and are held on various nights and in several locations around Pittsburgh to maximize citizen involvement.

Pittsburgh is consistently ranked as one of America’s most livable cities.