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WILKES-BARRE — The list of the 37 Luzerne County projects approved Wednesday by the Commonwealth Finance Authority totaling $12.5 million.


West Pittston: To rebuild and improve flood-damaged infrastructure and streetscapes in the Central Business District — $750,000


Wilkes-Barre Township: To upgrade sewer lines and pump stations to allow for the construction of 120-unit senior housing — $500,000


Wilkes-Barre: On behalf of Vitrius Technologies LLC to design, develop and deploy window systems that can produce heat and power — $225,000


Hazleton: On behalf of the Hazleton Integration Project, for phase II of the Hazleton One Community Center project — $450,000


Pittston: For the redevelopment project of the business district block bound by Main, Kennedy, Spring and Charles — $1 million


Plains Township: For the renovation and rehabilitation of the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center’s neuroscience and palliative care areas — $400, 000


West Pittston: On behalf of Crown Display, for the purchase of equipment for a new paper converting company, creating 25 new, full-time jobs — $200,000


Black Creek Township: On behalf of the Nuremburg Community Players, to construct ADA-compliant restrooms and parking area — $68,560


Hanover Township: To build a regional fire station along the Sans Souci Parkway at the former Square H Lumber — $1 million


Hazleton: On behalf of DHD Realty Holding LLC, to renovate the Traders Bank and HNB buildings — $1 million


Wilkes-Barre: On behalf of the F.M. Kirby Center, to complete an energy efficiency initiative — $425, 000


Butler Township: For Phase II of St. John’s Road and Butler Drive repaving project — $132,000


Luzerne: On behalf of EMS Training Institute of NEPA, to assist with the purchase of emergency training — $75,000


West Pittston: On behalf of United Neighborhood Community Development Corp., to historically rehabilitate the Old School, 311-313 Luzerne Ave., into 22 one- and two-bedroom senior apartments — $375,000


West Wyoming: On behalf of the West Side Council of Governments, for the purchase of six pieces of shared public works vehicles — $475,000


Kingston: For a paving and streetscaping project on Rutter Avenue and its surrounding streets — $1 million


Dallas Township: On behalf of the Back Mountain Community Partnership for the purchase of emergency management vehicles, equipment and supplies — $200,000


Exeter: For a two-phase storm water improvement project — $579,265


Jackson Township: In partnership with the Lake-Lehman School District, to construct a community park — $500,000


Newport Township: For the construction of a new municipal building along the Kirmar Parkway — $500,000


Pringle: For the installation of a storm pipe system near the intersection of Grove and Division streets — $129,100


Shickshinny: For infrastructure improvements and repairs to the Bartoli Lane bridge — $323,498


Wilkes-Barre: For renovating and improving the exterior of a minimum of 60 homes — $225,000


Ashley: To assist with the construction of a new municipal building — $400,000


Bear Creek Township: For the reconstruction and repair of Weiss Road — $175,000


Black Creek Township: Upgrades to the storm water management conveyance facilities adjacent to Tower Road, — $150,000


Duryea: For the repair and renovation of the Municipal Building — $150,000


Hazleton: On behalf of The Helping Hands Society — $285,000


Nescopeck: For the purchase of two new police vehicles to replace two existing vehicles — $24,144


Pittston Township: For upgrades to municipal buildings including the construction of a 3,004-sq.-ft., one-story addition — $350,000


Hunlock Township: For the purchase of a new truck, plow, and spreader — $40,000


Penn Lake Park: To renovate an existing building to be a community building — $36,000


Wilkes-Barre: To purchase three new 2013 police cruisers — $50,000


Dallas Township: On behalf of Misericordia University, for the installation of a 5-foot sidewalk on both sides of Lake Street — $150,000


Hughestown: For the purchase of two police vehicles and equipment upgrades for the police department — $65,000


Rice Township: To purchase one public works dump truck and one police cruiser — $50,000


Yatesville To purchase of a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD 4WD cab, steel dump truck body and snow plow — $41,491


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