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Fall 2021 New York Construction Report magazine edition published

The Fall 2021 New York Construction Report issue has been published. You can view it on page turning software here. NYC area suffers major pandemic construction employment losses, while upstate communities gain ground: AGC;. Hurricane Ida’s consequences: Massive flood control projects debated at federal and local levels;. DDC starts design-build...
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Powering PVSC Water Treatment Facilities in Newark: Competing Environmental Interests

We are all rightly concerned about protecting our environment and implementing measures to achieve those goals. Our NJ Department of Environmental Protection has worked very hard over the years to bring about improvements to our waterways and groundwater. The NJDEP has implemented many creative programs to achieve clean water objectives by requiring improvements in the discharge of wastewaters.

Long Island Vegan Pop Up comes to local communities

Longtime friends David Lockworth and Jerry Laine launched last July the traveling Long Island Vegan Pop Up, a roving farmers market of sorts with alternating locations in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. After realizing how much time they had been spending in traffic traveling to Brooklyn, Queens or Manhattan just...

South Amboy Brownfield Site Acquired for Offshore Wind Energy Hub

CBRE has arranged the acquisition of an aging brownfield site of a former oil-fired power plant at 135 Main in South Amboy by Rise Light & Power, the Queens, NY-based subsidiary of LS Power, for construction of the Outerbridge Renewable Connector, an innovative new project that will deliver clean, cost-effective offshore wind energy to homes and businesses across New Jersey and the region.

South Bronx eyed as converter station location for 2 renewable energy proposals

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC. By the end of the year, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is hoping to procure innovative renewable energy projects that will transition New York City away from fossil fuel-fired generation dependency and create a renewable energy private sector that can create a wealth of new jobs in the city.

Power co. to turn old NJ coal plant into wind farm hub

Queens-based clean power company Rise Light & Power is set to turn a brownfield site contaminated by an oil-fired power plant into an offshore wind hub. The company has acquired 135 Main Street in South Amboy, NJ, a 50-acre site that once housed the Jersey Central Power & Light Company’s E.H. Werner oil-fired power station. The site was retired in 2015, fully demolished and has been fully remediated.
Genetic Engineering News

Ginkgo Bioworks Rings a Bell in NYC

With the children of the company’s co-founders right up front, the Ginkgo Bioworks team rang the bell of the New York Stock Exchange this morning, taking the synthetic biology company public. The synthetic biology powerhouse became a public company through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that values the company at $15 billion and provides Ginkgo total proceeds of more than $1.6 billion.
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Arethusa Farm Dairy co-founder George Malkemus dies at 67

George Malkemus, who co-founded Bantam-based Arethusa Farm Dairy with partner Tony Yurgaitis, died Thursday after a long illness, Arethusa representatives announced Friday. He was 67. "It is with a heavy heart that we tell you our beloved George Malkemus passed away yesterday evening at his home in New York City...

Boil-water advisory still in effect for parts of Passaic County

The New Street Reservoir in Paterson has been providing water to hundreds of thousands of homes across Passaic County for years. But residents of Paterson, Passaic and parts of Clifton and Woodland Park have been under a boil-water advisory since Sept. 2. Passaic Valley Water Commission officials say the advisory was necessary after Tropical Storm Ida flooded the area, potentially contaminating the water.

Recall Issued For Parsley Product Sold In New York

Hundreds of boxes of parsley are being recalled after testing showed the products could be contaminated with E. coli.Buurma Farms Inc. announced on Tuesday, Sept. 14, that it is recalling 320 boxes of Plain Parsley. The products were harvested on Monday, Aug. 30.The recalled products were distribut…

Pols Call on Hochul to Revisit Rate Hike Tied to Controversial Brooklyn Pipeline

A group of 31 state and local officials on Friday called on the governor to review a state commission decision that will result in customers paying for fossil fuel projects, including parts of a controversial pipeline in Brooklyn. Representing Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island, the signatories of the letter...

And Just Like That – SNAP!

The Wayne Farmers Market, operated by the Wayne YMCA in partnership with Wayne Township’s Department of Parks and Recreation, launched in June 2019 as part of our first round of NJHCN funding. Our first season extended into a twice monthly winter market until it was derailed by the Pandemic in 2020. When we were able to resume operation of the off-season market, we worked with our farmers to offer pre-ordered food packages with touchless pick-up at the Y, providing a lifeline to many in the community.