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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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GRABBY DEVELOPERS know a sure way to overcome resistance from an owner who refuses to sell his property: Declare it blighted. That's what happened recently in Mount Vernon, New York, which borders on New York City.
Davies got his second in the 44th minute after a soft turnover allowed him to skate down the ice, and Chris Blight got another at the back door as Coventry ran into penalty trouble.
Late blight is sometimes said to be the most dangerous potato disease in the world.
Dicklow said late and early blight are two different organisms.
The property owners who happen to reside in a state where condemnation blight is recognized may be able to seek compensation for the decline in property value caused by the pending project.
And now, they have long been to go and look forward to receiving Blight in September.
The late blight disease causes loses in terms of reduced crop yield, poor quality of fruits and diminished storability (Nowicki et al., 2012).
Researchers at Dundee University and the James Hutton Institute believe wild potato genes could be key to tackling blight.
Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs Rick Vilello and Governors Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined local government officials, and business and community leaders for a roundtable discussion about the regions challenges in its fight against blight and the efforts to expand broadband access.
David Blight arrives in New York pulling his carry-on luggage, en route from Washington, soon to fly onwards to San Francisco.