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09/30/2014New Haven's $365M Downtown Crossing Development Site Advances

Sept. 30--NEW HAVEN -- The next big chunk of the Downtown Crossing project, reconnecting Orange Street across what used to be called the Richard C. Lee Highway, will feature pedestrian plazas, dedicated bicycle lanes and trees and lighting that will subtly tell drivers: Slow down; you're entering the Elm City. The second phase of Downtown Crossing, which will enable the $365 million mixed-use ...
09/27/2014Sloan Kettering Breaks Ground on Monmouth, N.J., Satellite Site

Sept. 27--A couple of days before she has a follow-up appointment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Jessica Bruzzi admits she starts to get anxious. It's not just concern about tests to make sure her sarcoma has not returned. Bruzzi, 25, of Manalapan, said she also worries about driving to the congested Upper East Side of Manhattan to get to her appointments at the hospital. "I get ...
09/26/2014Plans to Reduce Air Pollution at Buffalo's Peace Bridge Include Fume-Absorbing Concrete

Sept. 26--Shrubs, trees and and fume-absorbing concrete are part of the Peace Bridge Authority's new plans to reduce air pollution that has infuriated West Side neighbors for decades. The bi-national board on Friday approved a $3 million plan to improve air quality and reduce the "carbon footprint" at the bridge. It intends to especially concentrate on cutting exhaust fumes plaguing the ...
09/26/2014DOE Gives Final Approval for 330-Mile Canada-NYC Transmission Line

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal energy regulators have given final approval for construction of a 330-mile electric transmission line to carry lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City. In a decision dated Wednesday, the Department of Energy said the permit requires some final concerns to be addressed by Albany-based Transmission Developers Inc. but otherwise clears the way for the ...
09/26/2014New Haven, Bridgeport Area Communities to Get $700K Post-Sandy Grant

Sept. 26--NORTH HAVEN -- Ten Greater New Haven and Bridgeport-area coastal communities will receive a $700,000 U.S. Department of the Interior post-Hurricane Sandy planning grant to work with The Nature Conservancy to create a regional framework for coastal resilience in Southern Connecticut, officials said this week. The South Central Regional Council of Governments, made up of the chief ...
09/26/2014Bids Due to Build SUNY Polytechnic Institute's $135M Chip Lab

Sept. 26--ALBANY -- SUNY Polytechnic Institute is moving quickly to build a $135 million silicon-carbide chip manufacturing laboratory that it announced over the summer. SUNY Poly, formerly known as the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, made plans for the new lab -- which will go into an existing building -- available earlier this week to architects and construction firms ...
09/26/2014Construction Set to Ramp Up at Buffalo's $750M RiverBend Complex Project

Sept. 26--With the SolarCity deal in place with the state, the real work can begin in earnest to turn the vacant RiverBend site in South Buffalo into one of the world's biggest solar panel factories. About 15 workers from the project's construction manager, LPCiminelli, and eight pieces of heavy equipment are working at the 88-acre site off South Park Avenue, mostly continuing with preliminary ...
09/25/2014Alexandria Bay School Board Proposes $5M Building Project

Sept. 25--ALEXANDRIA BAY -- The Alexandria Central School Board of Education agreed to present a capital project for a districtwide vote. The project, if approved, will make needed improvements to maintain the facility and make the building more energy efficient. "We're looking to present a project that addresses the biggest problems," said Superintendent Kyle F. Faulkner. "Our biggest ...
09/25/2014Christie Praises Progress in Camden

Sept. 25--Gov. Christie struck an optimistic note Wednesday in Camden, returning for the second time in two weeks to claim progress reducing crime while professing a commitment to the city. Standing beside Democratic Camden Mayor Dana Redd and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson at a news conference, the Republican governor praised the willingness of local leaders to work together, ...
09/24/2014N.J. Faces Tough Choices as Transportation Funds Run Out

Sept. 24--TRENTON -- Pressure is ramping up on Gov. Christie and the state Legislature to develop a long-term plan to shore up New Jersey's depleted transportation fund. For decades, the state has borrowed money to finance road and bridge repairs, instead of finding new revenue to pay for maintenance and upgrades. Now, that policy has resulted in a crisis: All revenue from the state gasoline ...
09/24/2014Plan Calls for Direct Metro-North Service to Penn

Sept. 24--After decades of discussion, a plan to bring Metro-North trains into Penn Station on Manhattan's West Side could be approved Wednesday. The $743 million proposal is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's $32 billion 2015-2019 capital plan released Tuesday afternoon. It includes track, bridge and signal improvements, and construction of four new rail stations at former ...
09/23/2014Inside the MTA's $32B Plan to Improve Transit

Sept. 23--The MTA Tuesday released a $32 billion, five-year plan to address the transit system's capital needs, from new subway cars, tracks and station repairs to megaprojects like the next phase of the Second Avenue subway. The agency will present its plan to the MTA board at a meeting Wednesday. Here's a look inside the MTA's plan: Subways: $15.5 billion Train cars: $2.8 billion The capital ...
09/23/2014Tonawanda's Sewer Project Ahead of Schedule, Fourth Phase to Start in Spring

Sept. 23--With the third phase of the Parker-Fries sewer project ahead of schedule, Town of Tonawanda officials Monday approved several resolutions related to part four, which is expected to begin next spring. The third phase, which cost $10 million, has involved replacing 10,300 linear feet of sanitary sewer mostly along Parkhurst Boulevard. While the completion date for the contractor, ...
09/23/2014New York Salt Mine Rail Project Draws Criticism From Native American Groups

GROVELAND, N.Y. (AP) — A company's plan to extend a rail line at its western New York salt mine is raising concerns among American Indians about potential damage to culturally sensitive sites. American Rock Salt's proposal for its huge mine in Livingston County has already been approved by the state's environmental conservation agency and is being reviewed by federal officials. The company ...
09/23/2014Construction Begins on New Solar Panel Factory in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The head of a solar power company and New York's governor have broken ground for a new factory at the site of a former steel mill in Buffalo. At a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, they said manufacturing solar panels could begin in 2016, and the project should create about 1,500 factory jobs and employ more than 2,000 others statewide in the next five years providing ...
09/23/2014West Haven City Council Approves Application for $2M State Clean-Up Grant for The Haven

Sept. 23--WEST HAVEN -- The City Council unanimously approved the application for a $2 million state brownfield grant Monday night to do environmental clean-up on two parcels slated to be part of the The Haven upscale outlet mall on the West River Crossing site adjacent to New Haven Harbor. The approval of an application -- for a state Department of Economic and Community Development grant ...
09/23/2014BET Approves Harbor, Litigation Allocations

Sept. 23--The Board of Estimate and Taxation approved by key allocations Monday for harbor management expenses and for litigation settlement related to construction of Hamilton Avenue School. But a unanimous vote for the harbor proposal belied board members' concerns about matters of governance. The $52,000 allocation covers some of the operational costs of the harbormaster's office and funds ...
09/23/2014Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Conn. Lands $375K Grant for Housing in the Region

Sept. 23--NEW LONDON -- Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut received good news Monday with the announcement that the state would be funding its $375,000 grant request to create 10 new affordable-housing units in the region. The local grant, part of a statewide $10.6 million commitment to affordable housing announced by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, will be used throughout New London and ...
09/22/2014Hundreds Speak Out on New York Casino Plans

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany area casino weighed in Monday at the first of three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York. A state board reviewing 16 casino applications is expected to recommend up to four winners this fall, and supporters and opponents alike said this week's public hearings may be their best chance to make their ...
09/22/2014New Jersey Firm Moving to Philadelphia

MARLTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey firm that manages construction projects around the world is planning to move its headquarters to Philadelphia in the latest move in a battle between New Jersey and Pennsylvania for businesses. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced the move of Hill International Inc., on Monday. He says the company will move 222 jobs to the city over the next three ...
09/22/2014Hill International To Move HQ From N.J. to Philadelphia

Sept. 22--Hill International is moving its headquarters from Marlton to Center City Philadelphia, Gov. Corbett announced today. Pennsylvania is offering Hill, a construction management and consulting firm, $1.7 million in incentives through three programs to relocate its headquarters and bring 222 jobs to Center City.. The company, with 4,400 employees worldwide already has a Philadelphia ...
09/21/2014Niagara County Leads Way on LEED Tax Breaks

Sept. 21--The Niagara County Legislature approved a local law last week that authorizes tax incentives for residents who make "green" improvements to their home or build a new home to meet Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Legislator Michael A. Hill, R-Middleport, proposed the local law after he was contacted by Charles Eisenmann, who is looking to build a home on ...
09/20/2014Design Problems on Moses Wheeler Bridge Force Supports to be Added

Sept. 20--Design problems on Interstate 95's Moses Wheeler Bridge over the Housatonic River caused the outer columns to lean farther outward than planned, and steel supports were put in place to shore them up. The problem has been fixed and traffic is traveling across the two newly supported sections of the bridge between Milford and Stratford, according to Assistant District Engineer Domenic ...
09/19/2014725-Mile Power Line Project Draws Skeptics in N.J.

Sept. 19--Proponents of a massive upgrade to the regional power grid say it could eventually lead to lower electric rates for customers in New Jersey, though others say it comes with serious environmental costs. PPL Corp., an electric distribution company, has proposed stringing a regional transmission line for 725 miles across northern Pennsylvania to bring electricity into New Jersey, New ...
09/19/2014Tappan Zee Bridge Funding Plan Subject of Probe by State Agency

Sept. 19--ALBANY -- A low-profile state board is embarked on one of its highest-profile cases as it examines how federal clean water funds were earmarked by the Cuomo administration for construction of the new $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge. The state Authorities Budget Office has begun interviews with officials from the state Environmental Facilities Corp. over its June approval of $511 ...

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