Your government news is made possible with support from: 8. Friendship Center Programming at St. John’s Community Services Homeless Shelter – St. John’s Community Services, the operator of the Tompkins County Friendship Center for homeless individuals, is seeking $27,350 to provide programming and services meant to build up skills and well-being of participants. This would include do-it-yourself repair, sewing kits and machines, art supplies, musical instruments, work stipends and SRO rental assistance.9. Open Doors: Services for Runaway & Homeless Youth – The Family and Children’s Service of Tompkins County has filed a request for $25,000, which would be used to help provide crisis response and case management for 50 runaway and homeless youth to access basic needs, counseling and social services.Mosaics that are a part of the Mosaic Mural Project, also by the Community Arts Partnership.Public Services and Economic Development10. Black Girl Alchemists Public Art Mosaic Project – The Community Arts Partnership is requesting $26,250 for the production of “an empowering and transformative” visual arts neighborhood project created by African-American girls. The mosaics, which are separate from the Black Girl Alchemist Southside public art project, would be displayed at the Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center and other locations around the community.11. 2-1-1 Information & Referral – The Human Services Coalition (HSC) is asking for $20,000 for its ongoing 2-1-1 information and referral call service.12. Work Preserve Job Training: Job Readiness – Historic Ithaca, Inc. has filed a request for $20,000 for job readiness training for 20 low- to moderate-income community members. Training takes place at Historic Ithaca’s Significant Elements architectural salvage store at 212 Center St., where participants build their professional skills in retail and customer service, warehousing, online sales, facility maintenance, and furniture repair.13. A Place to Stay: Night/Weekend Support for Women in Transition – Catholic Charities is asking for $20,000 to support the staffing costs of its “A Place to Stay” program, which works to provide case management, social services and transitional housing to formerly homeless adult women. Read more about the program here.14. Immigrant Services Program (ISP) – Catholic Charities is aiming for a $30,000 grant to help cover the costs of its support services for immigrants and refugees looking to begin another chapter of their lives in Ithaca. The program funds would support 100 individuals as Catholic Charities seeks to help place them in homes, jobs and support their efforts to integrate into the community.15. Finger Lakes ReUse Job Skills Training – would like $108,029 to pay for on-the-job training opportunities for at least 22 low- and moderate-income adults with employment barriers (either currently unemployed, disabled, homeless, or formerly incarcerated) as part of its ReSET skills and employment training program.16. Work Preserve Job Training: Job Placements – Dovetailing with the skills training as part of their Job Readiness program (#13 above), Historic Ithaca is requesting an additional $67,500 to help place six low to moderate income individuals in permanent employment. This includes intensive one-on-one training on goal setting, project management and execution, resume writing, interviewing, and a transition from Historic Ithaca’s store into a new employer. Previous transition employers include Agway and Challenge Workforce Solutions.17. Hospitality Employment Training Program (HETP) – The Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) is requesting $122,500 for its Hospitality Employment Training Program (HETP), which will provide hospitality and office/administrative job training and readiness for 20 individuals, and job placement for 14. Tagged: affordable housing, catholic charities, city of ithaca, economic development, historic Ithaca, homeless services, IURA Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: ITHACA, N.Y. — As March rolls in every year, it comes time for the city to take the state and federal grants it has been awarded, and decide how to disburse them in a way that does the most community benefit. As a result, the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA) will be holding public hearings on March 28 and April 4 as part of the process to determine who will receive money from its U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants.The annually awarded grants are the Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). The requests are designed to help people, or specifically to fund organizations in the community that help people in the low- and moderate-income category. The highest amount of funding is requested for housing-related projects.All summed up, there’s $1,246,789 requested, and $999,994 available, so this is something of a competition. Applicants present their projects, answer questions from IURA staff and appointed public committee members, and the proposals are weighed on factors such as the applicant’s track record, the likelihood of success, and if the project delivers the most “bang for the buck” to the Ithaca community.This year, 17 applications were received, a substantial decrease from the 28 received last year. The intended uses for the grant dollars range from jobs training to community services to the development of affordable housing. Below is a summary of the applicants, with links to each application at the start of the entry.The Immaculate Conception School Redevelopment by INHS.Housing1. 2019 Homeowner Rehab – Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS) is seeking $125,000 toward its ongoing home rehabilitation program for lower-income homeowners (often seniors on fixed incomes). Examples include roofing, porch rebuilds, replacement of exterior siding, plumbing, heating and similar big-ticket expenses that are difficult to pay for with limited means. The program typically covers half a dozen major home rehabs each year.2. Small Repair Program – Another longstanding program, INHS is requesting $32,500 to fund small emergency repairs for 40 low-income people with disabilities, seniors, single heads of households and other city homeowners.3. Immaculate Conception School Redevelopment – the last of the INHS trio of applications, this one a $350,000 request toward its Immaculate Conception School affordable housing development. More on that from Wednesday’s article here.4. Housing Scholarship Program – The Learning Web, Inc. is seeking $70,560 for tenant-based rental assistance for eight homeless youths and young adults aged 16-24 receiving supportive services. The funds would be used to subsidize six apartment units The Learning Web would lease for the program, providing housing stability and allowing those served to focus on building up their life skills and long-term self-sufficiency.5. Security Deposit Assistance for Vulnerable Households (2019-20) – Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga Counties is seeking $61,500 for security deposits for 100 low-income tenants, including five Housing for School Success participants, a support program for previously homeless families.6. Housing for School Success – The Ithaca City School District is requesting $15,700 to cover part of the salary of a social worker who would serve as a case manager for Housing for School Success families.7. Staffing for Homeless Youth Success – The Learning Web, Inc. is asking for $24,900 to help cover the staff salary for a program associate who would support the Transition Living Program for formerly homeless youth and young adults. Brian Crandall Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall
ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A fingerprint was a key to tracking down the man who allegedly mass-mailed explosive devices to top Democrats, CNN and other prominent figures, according to the FBI.Suspect Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, was taken into custody Friday, authorities said.Days after the first package was delivered, FBI investigators found a latent fingerprint from an envelope mailed to Democratic California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. The fingerprint belonged to Sayoc, FBI Director Chris Wray said at a news conference Friday.“There is also a possible DNA connection between samples collected from pieces of two different IEDs [improvised explosive devices] mailed in separate envelopes and a sample previously collected from Sayoc in connection with an earlier arrest down in Florida,” Wray said.Once Sayoc’s identity was established, cell phone tracking was used to find him, according to law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation.Sayoc was arrested about 10:30 a.m. at an AutoZone store, two law enforcement officials said.Wray praised investigators’ quick efforts to find the suspected bomber, calling it “phenomenal work with the greatest pressure under an incredibly tight timeframe.”“We see unbelievable work like this on TV and in Hollywood, but to see it up close, in reality, is something to behold, and we are so proud for our team at the lab for their work in keeping people safe and helping to find the individual responsible,” he added.Each improvised explosive device was made out of about 6 inches of PVC pipe, a small clock, a battery, wiring “and what is known as energetic material, which is essentially potential explosives and material that give off heat and energy through a reaction to heat, shock or friction,” Wray said.“These are not hoax devices,” he stressed.Sayoc made no formal statement upon his arrest and gave no information to authorities regarding how many more packages might exist, said law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation.Sayoc is charged with five federal crimes including interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives and threats against former presidents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. Sayoc faces up to 48 years in prison.The charges may change, Sessions said at a news conference Friday afternoon.Authorities have recovered at least 14 suspicious packages in the widening investigation, with some of the latest targets being Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and billionaire philanthropist and liberal donor Tom Steyer.Former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are also among those targeted.President Donald Trump said the suspect will be prosecuted “to the fullest extent of the law.”“These terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country,” he said from the White House Friday. “We must never allow political violence to take root in America.”Sayoc has a long history of criminal charges, with at least eight arrests in Florida, including grand theft auto.In 2002 he was arrested for threatening to discharge a destructive device, according to court documents.Sayoc called Florida Power & Light and threatened to blow it up, saying “it would be worse than September 11th,” according to the arrest record. He “also threatened that something would happen to the FPL representative if they cut his electricity,” the record said.He pleaded guilty in that case and was sentenced to probation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Nets: The Nets are 3-0 at home for the first time since 2002-03. … The last team with five straight 115-games to open a season was the 1985-86 Pistons. The Nets came in leading the NBA with 123.5 points per game.BRONX BOMBERS IN BROOKLYNAaron Judge, CC Sabathia and Dellin Betances of the New York Yankees watched from a sideline seat.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit New Orleans on Saturday.Nets: Visit New York on Friday. No. 1 pick Fultz out 3 games for 76ers with sore shoulder Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa He ran the offense fine but his long-range shooters couldn’t convert enough of his passes. Kevin Love finished 4 for 13 from the floor and J.R. Smith was 1 for 9, missing all five 3-point attempts.The Nets led by 14 when Quincy Acy made a 3-pointer to open the scoring in the fourth, but James led the Cavs on a 13-0 run that gave them a 94-92 lead on Love’s 3-pointer. The teams traded narrow leads from there.Russell, the Nets’ leading scorer, sat out after spraining his right knee in Tuesday’s loss at Orlando.TIP-INSCavaliers: Lue said he hoped Rose could play Saturday at New Orleans. … The Cavs had won the last four meetings.ADVERTISEMENT Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brooklyn Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) defends Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Spencer Dinwiddie made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 43 seconds left while starting for the injured D’Angelo Russell, and the Brooklyn Nets overcame LeBron James’ first triple-double of the season to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-107 on Wednesday night.James had 29 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds in his 56th triple-double, but he missed two free throws — the second intentionally — with the Cavaliers trailing by two with 7.6 seconds remaining. DeMarre Carrollthen hit a free throw and the Cavs’ long inbounds pass intended for James went out of bounds.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Dinwiddie scored 22 points for the Nets, who blew a 14-point lead in the final quarter but recovered toimprove to 3-2 — the same record as the defending Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Allen Crabbe added 19 points apiece and Carroll scored 18 for the Nets, who fell just shy of becoming the first NBA team in 32 years to open a season with five straight 115-point games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames appeared in his 772nd game with the Cavs, passing former teammate Zydrunas Ilgauskas for most in team history. But it turned into a frustrating night.He started at point guard for the second straight night with Derrick Rose still nursing a sprained left ankle and Dwyane Wade joining him after bruising his left knee in Tuesday’s victory over Chicago. View comments
Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken A two-pointer by Bronchard stretched the gap to eight, 16-8, before Charly Pontens sealed the dominant victory for France, which leads Pool B with a 2-0 record, with still one minute and 27 seconds to spare.The Filipinos, who were forced to take contested shots outside due to France’s size and solid defense, split their first two games in the tournament after a 21-15 win over Romania earlier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Paras, Ravena lead PH over Romania Fiba 3×3 World CupJR Quiñahan gave the 18th seed Philippines a 2-1 edge, but France quickly answered with a two-pointer of its own and the Filipinos never led again. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Castro says Texters must play as a team against Beermen Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire The Philippines will try to bounce back against No. 2 Slovenia early Wednesday morning. The game is set at 1:40 a.m before wrapping the elimination round with a duel against No. 15 El Salvador, which was also clobbered by France, 21-5, earlier.The top two teams in each pool will advance to the quarterfinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Angelo Tsagarakis of France drives against Kiefer Ravena of the Philippines during the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France. Photo from Fiba.comFrance outclassed the Philippines, 22-11, to gain early lead in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup early Monday morning (Manila time) in Nantes, France.Led by big man Charles Bronchard and speedy guard Dominique Gentil, No. 10 France raced to an early advantage that the Philippines couldn’t recover from.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
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