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10/24/2014Critics Call for Norlite Waste Plant to Fix Pollution Problems or Be Shuttered

Oct. 24--COHOES -- The state's only commercial hazardous waste incinerator is unsafe and should be shut down unless problems are fixed, according to a demand by a coalition of Capital Region environmental groups made to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The warning comes as DEC is considering whether to renew a hazardous waste permit for Norlite Corp., which for decades has ...
10/23/2014Sandy's $1.25B Utility Repair Cost May Trickle Down to Ratepayers

Oct. 23--TRENTON -- How much did New Jersey's utilities spend to make repairs and restore power after the big storms of 2011 and 2012, including superstorm Sandy, the biggest of them all? The final figure came in on Wednesday: $1.25 billion. And ratepayers could end up paying for it through utility bills. The staff of the state Board of Public Utilities scrutinized the companies' expenses, ...
10/23/2014Bridgeport, Conn., Scrutinizes Tax Breaks for Housing Developers

Oct. 23--BRIDGEPORT -- A proposed moratorium on tax breaks for developers got picked apart this week by a city lawyer. "I'm not saying you can't do it," Attorney Edmund Schmidt told the City Council's economic development committee. "I'm saying the language in this particular moratorium is really rough." Bridgeport, like cities and states nationwide, offers financial subsidies to certain ...
10/22/2014Caesars' CEO Hails $125M Project Under Way In Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The CEO of Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday a new $125 million meeting center his company is building will help define Atlantic City's future, even as he pointedly refused to say whether his company is done closing casinos there. Gary Loveman said the center next to Harrah's Resort Atlantic City will be ready by next summer and should help Atlantic City expand ...
10/22/2014Oneonta, N.Y., Mayor Pushes for Housing Initiatives

Oct. 22--Vacant and deteriorating residences and access to affordable homes in Oneonta are issues gaining attention in the city as initiatives mature and projects are proposed. Housing concerns and projects have been the focus of several meetings this month, including Tuesday night's Common Council meeting when the mayor and other officials reviewed issues and steps being taken to address ...
10/22/2014Steel Sea Wall in Sandy-Battered Mantoloking, N.J., Nearly Complete

Oct. 22--A 3.5-mile steel barrier intended to protect Route 35 and oceanfront homes is 75 percent complete, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced Thursday while standing on the beach in Brick. Martin said the $23.8-million project, intended to shore up one of the area's hardest hit by superstorm Sandy, is expected to be finished by mid-November. It extends ...
10/22/2014Sorting Out Land Deals For Cancelled Tunnel, N.J. Transit Weighs Court Battle With Mobster's Kin

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is considering whether to continue to legal battle with a mobster's family over a land deal. The transit agency is challenging a jury verdict that found it owes the family of Carmine Franco more than $8 million for land NJ Transit acquired through condemnation for a Hudson River rail tunnel project that Gov. Chris Christie eventually canceled. NJ Transit ...
10/22/2014Site Work Starts for New Sandy Hook School in Connecticut

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Site work has begun for construction of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School replacing the building in Connecticut where 20 children and six staff members were fatally shot nearly two years ago. The New-Times of Danbury reports (http://bit.ly/1DzIaqo ) that Consigli Construction Co. officially received the job and a Newtown building permit on Tuesday. Architect Bob ...
10/21/2014New Jersey's $2.3B Turnpike-Widening Project Nearly Complete

Oct. 21--For years, traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike has bottlenecked between Exits 6 and 9, near Trenton where 12 lanes dwindled to six. Now a massive, $2.3 billion project to widen the roadway has been nearly completed and is set to open to traffic this weekend, beginning with the northbound lanes. "The work is basically done," Thomas Feeney, a Turnpike Authority spokesman said Tuesday. ...
10/21/2014Crystal Beach Condo Project Spawns $10M Lawsuit

Oct. 21--The developer who abandoned plans for a beachfront condominium tower in the Crystal Beach neighborhood has begun civil litigation against the Town of Fort Erie and four town council members, seeking $10 million in damages. In its statement of claim -- an early step in legal proceedings -- the Molinaro Group contends the four council members impaired progress on its planned Crystal ...
10/21/2014Dairy Process Center Coming to SUNY Cobleskill

Oct. 21--Thanks to an unexpected $1 million commitment from Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week, a dairy processing center will soon be developed at the State University College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets Richard A. Ball announced the funding at the 2014 New York State Yogurt Summit on Wednesday at Cornell University, according ...
10/21/2014Death on GlobalFoundries Jobsite Nets Fine

Oct. 21--MALTA -- A Buffalo-based construction company working on the expansion of the GlobalFoundries microchip plant in Malta faces a $7,000 fine by federal safety officials for the accidental death of a worker there who was crushed by an air exchanger unit that tipped over while being moved into place. John W. Danforth Co., which also has an office in Clifton Park, was cited for a serious ...
10/21/2014Rensselaer Gets New Wharf

Oct. 21--RENSSELAER -- For years, while millions of dollars of improvements were made on the Albany side of the Port of Albany, the Rensselaer side languished with rotting piers and areas where it wouldn't be safe to stand. But on Monday, it was Rensselaer's turn, as Albany Port District Commission General Manager unveiled an $8.5 million, 600-foot concrete and steel wharf that was finished ...
10/21/2014Hartford Hospital Embarks on $150M Expansion

Oct. 21--HARTFORD -- Hartford Hospital plans to break ground Tuesday on an architecturally dramatic, $150 million Bone and Joint Institute, the first new patient building on its campus in decades. Renderings show two white buildings with curvy exterior walls and rounded edges, which from the sky could almost pass for bones themselves, connected by a ligament. The ligament is a third-story ...
10/21/2014Schenectady's $15M Amtrak Station Upgrades Begin

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Work has begun on a $15 million project that will replace the Amtrak station in Schenectady and alleviate delays for passenger trains. The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports (http://bit.ly/1opybAT ) that construction crews have started work on a new platform that will allow for a second track to be built between Albany and Schenectady. The extra track will be used by ...
10/21/2014N.J. Affordable Housing Agency Deadlocks on New Rules

Oct. 21--TRENTON -- Despite a looming deadline ordered by the New Jersey Supreme Court, the state Council on Affordable Housing on Monday failed to approve new rules governing the creation of affordable housing. Even so, the outcome was cheered by affordable housing and environmental interest groups, who said the rules before the board would not require enough affordable housing to be built to ...
10/20/2014Echoing Biden's Criticism, Gov. Cuomo Presses for Better N.Y. Airports

Oct. 20--Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York airports revitalized to shed their reputations as facilities befitting a "third-world country" -- the phrase Vice President Joe Biden had used to describe LaGuardia. Cuomo Monday joined Biden at the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Queens to announce a competition to create "master plans" for the city's two major airports. "He was right, ...
10/20/2014Staten Island's Snug Harbor Rebranding Itself as Foodie Destination

Oct. 20--Staten Island is known for many things, not all of them positive: devastation after superstorm Sandy, the island's history as a landfill, an expensive toll to get there. But a small contingency on the north shore is trying to rebrand the oft-overlooked borough into a foodie destination. Snug Harbor Cultural Center and its Heritage Farm is an 83-acre gated enclave hidden among Staten ...
10/20/2014HarborCenter Construction Crane Coming Down This Week

Oct. 20--In a sign that the new hockey rinks and restaurants at the HarborCenter are getting close to opening later this month, the giant yellow crane that has towered over the construction site for more than a year is on its way down. "It's been hectic. It's been fast paced," said Shawn Foti, project manager for Clark Rigging & Rental. "The Pegulas want to open up and start getting hockey ...
10/20/2014Ansonia Starts at the Top for Infrastructure Repair Projects

Oct. 20--ANSONIA -- Three city-owned buildings are in line to get some much-needed new roofs over their heads. The Board of Aldermen during its Oct. 14 meeting unanimously approved bids for the roofing projects. The projects were included in an overall $5 million bond referendum for city infrastructure improvements that residents approved last November. City officials had said with interest ...
10/19/2014New Tony Roma's, Hotel Renovation Among Falls Jobs for Waterbourne Construction Advisors

Oct. 19--An Amherst construction management company, already active in the changing face of downtown, has begun work on two new projects -- a new Tony Roma's restaurant and a complete renovation of a vacant hotel on Buffalo Avenue overlooking the Niagara River. The three partners of the company, standing at the site of what will soon be a new Doubletree Hotel, said that doing business in the ...
10/19/2014NYS's $2B School Bond Act Draws Muted Reaction

Oct. 19--ALBANY -- What if someone came calling with a $2 billion gift and the intended recipient was ho-hum about taking it? That's the reaction the Smart Schools bond act, which is on the Nov. 4 statewide ballot, is getting in many educational circles. Officials in many parts of the education community say they didn't propose the money and didn't ask for its passage in the State Legislature ...
10/18/2014Site for Greek Church Near WTC Gets Blessing

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of members of New York's Greek Orthodox community attended a blessing ceremony Saturday for a new church near ground zero in Lower Manhattan that will replace a house of worship that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In his remarks at the construction site, the leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in America recalled his dismay when, on Sept. 12, 2001, he ...
10/18/2014Simmers Crane Moving to City of Tonawanda

Oct. 18--Construction has begun on a new manufacturing and office site across the street from Spaulding Commerce Park that will be the new location of the Tonawanda branch of Simmers Crane. The company has been located on Fire Tower Drive in the Town of Tonawanda for 16 years. However, as business has expanded, they have outgrown their current location. "The majority of our customers are ...
10/18/2014Grant Approved for RMP South Project

Oct. 18--New York state economic development officials this week approved funding for the reconfiguration of a one-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls. During a meeting Thursday in New York City, the Empire State Development Board of Directors authorized a grant of up to $10 million for the infrastructure project. The award is part of a package totaling $19 million ...

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