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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Municipalities in Allegheny, Westmoreland counties find ways to fight blight

TRIBUNE-REVIEW
2/25/17by George Guido

It's a relic from the Cold War that has found a new life and purpose.

The former Nike missile site in West Deer, designed to protect the Pittsburgh region from a possible Soviet attack on the many industrial sites of...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Students tear into work on Greensburg Habitat for Humanity project

Plaster rained from the ceiling and chunks of wall tumbled down the stairs as a group of students eagerly tore through a decrepit Greensburg home Saturday.

Davina Broker, 18, of Irwin especially liked ripping up the lathe boards inside the walls.

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Westmoreland County property auction to expand

Westmoreland County's land bank is expected to add four more parcels to its inventory Wednesday at the first of what could be as many as four judicial sales this year of tax-delinquent properties.

The county land bank, created in 2014 to return blighted pr...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Boroughs Have Another Tool to Fight Blight

Boroughs across Pennsylvania will have another tool to fight blight in their communities with Act 84 of 2016, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. It will exempt land banks from the state realty transfer tax.

The legislation, previously HB 1198,...Read on...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight

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NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: April Kopas
WESTMORELAND COUNTY LAND BANK akopas@co.westmoreland.pa.us
724.830.3050

Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight
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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Petrarca measure would help land banks rehabilitate blighted properties

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State Rep. Joseph Petrarca
D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indianawww.pahouse.com/petrarca


Petrarca measure would help land banks rehabilitate blighted properties

HARRISBURG, June 27 – State Rep. Joseph ...Read on...