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Blight

Dilapidated or abandoned property. Blight causes low property values in the surrounding area, and is strongly associated with crime and capital flight. Many municipalities take steps to reduce blight; for example, a city may offer a tax incentive for a business to move into a blighted area or a grant to repair a building. Some blighted areas, however, are considered to be beyond repair.
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I don't mind it much,' returned Young Blight, heaving a sigh, as if its bitterness were past.
On this head, young Blight had no doubt whatever, so Mr Boffin made him a present of that sum of money, and thanked him for his attention to his (Mr Boffin's) affairs; which, he added, were now, he believed, as good as settled.
6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- An aggressive public-private partnership to eliminate blight in Detroit shows strong results thanks to more than $100 million in Hardest Hit Funds (HHF) from the U.
SIR - Michael Williams writes of wind turbines as a visually intrusive blight in certain special landscapes (WM letters, September 25).
FORMER Cardiff Devils forward Chris Blight believes his old club have found the recipe for success and will win at least one trophy this season.
It's been nigh on impossible to grow tasty tomatoes outdoors in the UK - the wet summers of recent years have seen tomato blight decimating any attempts Bangor University has been working with not-for-profit organisation, the Sarvari Research Trust, and experiencedtomato breeder, Simon Crawford and his company, Burpee Europe to develop the new hardy variety under a Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) Programme.
The property in question is located in a 57-acre area known as the Armour Road Site, which the City sought to redevelop in an effort to remove blight The City enacted a general ordinance authorizing the acquisition of each parcel of land within the blighted area.
We are supporting initiatives that partner with our local communities to transform blight into new opportunities for quality housing, business growth and job creation, Corbett said.
17 ( ANI ): British scientists have developed genetically modified potatoes, which are resistant to "late blight.
The blight that scourged Ireland's potatoes in the 1840s has finally been identified.
CURRENT blight laws need to be reviewed to assist people whose homes or land are affected by major infrastructure decisions taken in Westminster, a former Tory environment secretary said this week.