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Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Passes Assembly

The Assembly passed AB 797 (Irwin) by a vote of 48 to 22 yesterday afternoon. The bill would extend consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies that reduce natural gas use in homes and buildings. The bill is part of the state’s ongoing efforts to reduce natural gas use, meet greenhouse gas reduction goals, and support economic development

San Diego Ranks Eighth Nationally in Clean Power Production

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked the City of San Diego as the eighth largest green power user in the country in its annual list recognizing agencies for generating power from alternative energy sources, including solar, landfil...

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Arby’s Restaurant Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net lease Arby’s Restaurant located at 3710 Easton Nazareth Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania for $1,700,000. More...

Partnership for New York City Calls on State Lawmakers to Address Mayoral Control, Charter...

The  Partnership for New York City, which represents the city’s largest private sector employers, investors and leading entrepreneurs, called on the New York State Legislature to permanently extend mayoral control, lift the charter school cap and grant design-build contracting authority to New York City agencies before this legislative session concludes

Governor Cuomo Announces $14.7 Million Project to Transform Former School 77 Into Affordable Housing...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $14.7 million project to transform the vacant former City of Buffalo public School 77 into a community hub with 30 affordable apartments for seniors, office space, community space, a community recreational gym...

Governor Cuomo Announces New $9.8 Million Family Housing Development in Monroe County

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of Crerand Commons II, a new housing development for families in the Town of Gates, Monroe County. The $9.8 million development offers working families the opportunity to live in quality, affor...

HUD CHARGES NEW HAMPSHIRE LANDLORDS WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging a group of New Hampshire landlords with housing discrimination for denying families with children the opportunity to rent certain apartments

Three Construction Companies Cited More Than $600,000 for Failing to Properly Pay Workers on...

Three Massachusetts construction companies have been cited more than $600,000 in total in restitution and penalties for failing to pay the proper prevailing wage rate to employees for work performed on public projects as well as other violations of sta...

Scalise Announces 2017 Offshore Energy Tour

Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) today announced he will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation on his ninth annual Offshore Energy Tour. ‪On May 11, the delegation will meet with stakeholders from the energy industry, tour an offshore production platform and drilling rig, take part in a roundtable discussion with local energy and oilfield services industry leaders

$500,000 in Grants Awarded for Recycling Education and Infrastructure

Multiple communities across the state are getting a boost in their recycling education and infrastructure projects thanks to $500,000 in grants from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Dollar General in Columbia, LA

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Dollar General located at 7180 Highway 165 in Columbia, Louisiana for $1,295,000. More...

Dominion Self-Storage Opens Second East Valley Location

Dominion Self-Storage is proud to announce the opening of their second self-storage center. The state-of-the-art self-storage business is located in Queen Creek, Arizona on Germann Road, East of Power Road at 18729 Business Park Drive. More...

Warner Presses Federal Agencies on Patch Management in Wake of WannaCry

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, wrote to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kel...

Protecting and Restoring Urban Tree Canopy for Stormwater Management

The city of Harrisonburg will be hosting a presentation and discussion for members of the community to review the city’s urban tree canopy management initiatives.

City kicks off Meydenbauer Bay Park construction

he City of Bellevue broke ground last week on the long-awaited Meydenbauer Bay Park, which will improve the connection between Bellevue's bustling downtown and its scenic Lake Washington waterfront.

TDEC Announces Cleveland as Stormwater Program Participant

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced today the City of Cleveland as the latest participant in the Tennessee Qualifying Local Program (QLP). The program aims to eliminate the duplicative efforts at th...

TDEC Lifts Water Contact Advisory for North Fork Holston River

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today lifted a water contact advisory for the North Fork Holston River in Hawkins and Sullivan Counties that went into effect on April 28. A sewer line break in Weber City, Virginia was re...

Langevin, Whitehouse Highlight Bill to Invest $170 Million in Fixing RI Bridges, Creating Jobs

Congressman Jim Langevin and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined with state, town, and labor officials by the Factory Bridge in West Warwick to call on Congress to pass the Strengthen and Fortify Existing (SAFE) Bridges Act. The SAFE Bridges Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Whitehouse, and others last month and will be introduced in the House this week by Langevin. The bill would deliver up to $170 million to repair Rhode Island’s deficient and crumbling bridges and create construction jobs

Payne, Jr. Visits Century-Old Portal Bridge, Highlights Need for Robust Federal Infrastructure Investment

Today, as part of Infrastructure Week, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined Amtrak representatives for a Portal Bridge site tour and a briefing about the condition of the bridge and the larger Gateway Program for rail infrastructure improvem...

HPD AND HDC JOIN HARLEM DOWLING, THE CHILDREN’S VILLAGE, ALEMBIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERS...

Newly Constructed Sixty Unit Affordable Housing Development is Affordable to Extremely Low- and Low-Income New Yorkers and Includes Twelve Units Reserved for Youth Aging out of Foster Care

ENGEL COSPONSORS MYDATA ACT TO PROTECT INTERNET PRIVACY

Congressman Eliot Engel, a leading member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, has cosponsored the MYDATA Act, a bill that would protect broadband users from unfair or deceptive practices relating to privacy or data security.

Higgins Announces Nation Building Here at Home Act

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) kicked off Infrastructure Week 2017 by announcing the Nation Building Here At Home Act, a bill introduced by Higgins to address America’s crumbling infrastructure needs while putting people to work.

SENATOR SCHUMER, MAYOR DE BLASIO, BOROUGH PRESIDENT ODDO AND COUNCIL MEMBER BORELLI ANNOUNCE ‘GRAND...

Senator Charles E. Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, Council Member Joe Borelli, and Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora today announced that construction has begun on the new Joseph A. Verdino, Jr. Grandstand at the South Shore Little League in Staten Island.

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases April 2017 Statistics on Housing Market

Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its April 2017 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta. The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally-focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties

Michigan Energy Office offers discount for public building operators to attend certification program in...

Graduates of the building operator certification (BOC) program in Michigan have proven to save an average of $10,800 annually on electric bills of the buildings where they implement changes, according to the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, making trained public building operators valuable partners in meeting Michigan’s new aggressive energy waste reduction goals

Housing Leader James L. Logue III Receives Top Industry Award at Building Michigan Communities...

James L. Logue, a statewide leader in affordable housing and community development for more than 40 years, today was named the 2017 Terrance R. Duvernay Award winner at the Building Michigan Communities Conference (BMCC).

QUIGLEY STATEMENT ON METHANE RULE VOTE IN THE SENATE

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC), released the following statement on the Senate’s vote against proceeding with Congressional Review Act repeal of the Bureau of Land Management Methane Waste rule

Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Up in 1Q 2017

Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices and more pending sales during the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 60,733 in 1Q 2017, up 5.1 percent over the 1Q 2016 figure.

Tony Lopresto named Building Services Division Manager

Tony Lopresto, Lake County’s former Building Services Supervisor, has been named the county’s new Building Services Division Manager. His role includes overseeing the technical, financial, and administrative functions of the Building Services Division under the Economic Growth Department

Three Ninja Robbers Convicted in Central Florida Home Invasion

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution today secured the conviction of three Immokalee men, also known as the ninja robbers, in connection to a home invasion robbery and an attempt at a second home invasion. After a two-week trial involving charges including home invasion robbery, kidnapping, carjacking with a firearm and armed burglary of a conveyance, an Orange County jury found Henry Contreras, 51, his son Johnathan Contreras, 30, and Andres Perez, 47, guilty of all charges.

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Norcross, McKinley Join Construction Employers to Commemorate Infrastructure Week

Co-Chairs of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus, Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV), along with the Construction Employers of America, commemorated Infrastructure Week 2017 and called for robust infrastructure investment...