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Central government funding allocated for upgrade of Whanganui’s lower Victoria Ave

Lower Victoria Ave is in line for a tart-up that could include plants, seating, artwork or lighting.

The Whanganui District Council project will be 90 per cent funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets fund. It’s the council’s second successful application to the fund, with the first – for Drews Ave – now in the “community co-design” phase.

The fund gives councils the chance to trial semi-permanent upgrades to create “more vibrant and people-friendly cities”.

The council’s Town Centre Regeneration Project manager Ellen Young said as well as benefiting the immediate area, the upgrade would have a flow-on effect of boosting the whole central business district in the wake of Covid-19.

“Lower Victoria Ave is the gateway to the central business district and so we have a huge opportunity to transform our town centre to create a stunning first impression for visitors arriving across the bridge from out

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Biden’s Scranton vs. Park Ave. appeal targets working class

The strategy goes beyond the headlines from Democrats’ 2018 midterm success, when college-educated whites in metro areas swelled the congressional ranks of suburban Democrats and handed the party a House majority, new governorships and scores of state legislative seats around the country. Now Biden and his advisers believe his profile, combined with Trump’s liabilities, allows Democrats to capitalize on their new base without forsaking their old one.

“There are so many people in our party who have just said, ‘screw the white working class, they don’t matter anymore and we can’t get them because they’re all racist,’ blah, blah, blah,” said Paul Maslin, a Democratic pollster based in Wisconsin. “But thank God Joe Biden is not running that kind of campaign. He knows better.”

Trump advisers, for their part, see the president as having enough of an upper hand among the white working class to be reelected. Still, it wouldn’t

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Biden’s Scranton vs. Park Ave. appeal targets working class


Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden tours the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc, Wis., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.


Joe Biden stood on the floor of a Wisconsin aluminum plant this week, shed the trappings of his decades in national politics and then took aim at the billionaire New Yorker he wants to evict from the Oval Office.

“I’ve dealt with guys like Donald Trump my whole life, who would look down on us because we didn’t have a lot of money or your parents didn’t go to college,” Biden said, recalling his boyhood roots. “Guys who think they’re better than you. Guys who inherit everything they’ve ever gotten in their life and squander it.”

Biden has long cultivated his persona as “Middle-Class Joe” with “hardscrabble” roots, but as he turns to the closing stretch of his third presidential bid, the Scranton, Pennsylvania, native is personalizing

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Farmer’s Daughter Fibers yarn shop to move to Central Ave. in Great Falls

Nora Mabie, Great Falls Tribune
Published 3:05 p.m. MT Sept. 18, 2020

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The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers yarn store, owned by Candice English, in Great Falls. (Photo: RION SANDERS/GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE)

The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers yarn shop is moving to Central Avenue, where the store will host a “soft opening” on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m.

The new location, 320 Central Ave., is expected to bring more foot traffic to the business, and owner Candice English said she hopes the shop will grow the Great Falls community. 

“My vision is to provide a space to build a bigger maker community. To provide yarns, fabrics and crafts that promote small fashion and sustainability,” she said. 

More: Outstanding Indigenous Women: Candice English provides opportunities for Native girls

The store will offer knitting, weaving and craft classes and host other community events. Sewing machines will be available for rent, allowing people

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City eyeing demolition of vacant, mouse-infested Central Ave. business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Squalid conditions inside a now vacant, former Albuquerque restaurant are causing problems for a neighboring non-profit. In response, the city is now considering tearing down the problem property along Central Avenue.

Just west of Wyoming Boulevard, the property at 8411 Central Avenue NE has been on the Albuquerque Code Enforcement division’s radar since 2014. While the location remains boarded up, the neighboring non-profit Street Safe New Mexico says it continues to deal with issues coming from the next-door property it shares a wall with.

The non-profit’s Executive Director, Christine Barber recorded video of a recent indoor tour of the property. Barber’s video shows the vacant business has large piles of trash inside. Barber describes the overwhelming smells of feces and rotting trash.

“That smell,” Barber said. “Holy crap, no wonder everyone thinks someone’s dead in here.”

Barber’s next-door non-profit has been dealing with the mouse problem

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