City remains on track to close landfill Sept. 9

BRISTOL, Va. – Some work is presently occurring at the city landfill as the city efforts toward stopping all trash intake and complying with recommendations from an expert panel, City Manager Randy Eads said. “We’re working. The engineers and consultants are drafting and designing plans to conform with the...
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Request for Proposal: Design Competition for the Marine, Business, Research and Innovation Center (MBRIC) in Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Local Redevelopment Authority for Roosevelt Roads (LRA) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP #2022-004) through a Design Competition. The objective for this RFP is to obtain proposals from qualified architectural and engineering firms able to provide a full range of services – including studies, design, sustainability design, permits procurement and other services – for the development and construction of the Marine Business, Research and Innovation Center (MBRIC). Located in the eastern region of the island - specifically in the former Coast Guard Pier in Roosevelt Roads, Ceiba, municipality - the project will be developed in conjunction with Bluetide Puerto Rico, Inc., which collaborated with the LRA in the development of the program, as well as in establishing the needs and requirements necessary for the development of MBRIC. Bluetide will be responsible for overseeing the operation and maintenance of the facilities.

Select Board accepting land sale offers for new senior center

READING – If you agreed with Rosemarie Debenedetto’s assessment of Walgreens as the new Senior Center, then maybe you’ll find the latest proposal more enticing. “My personal opinion is that you’d be opening the window and throwing good money out the window,” said Debenedetto in opposition to the idea at last week’s meeting of the Council on Aging.
Fort Worth, Texas

Historic Northside, Polytechnic named Main Street program corridors

City leaders recently announced the two business corridors that will become part of Fort Worth’s first pilot program through a partnership with Main Street America. The winning corridors are Historic Northside, whose managing organization is the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Polytechnic, whose managing organization is Southeast Fort Worth Inc.

CEO: Zum Will Be Ready for Start of LAUSD School Year

As the new school year is set to begin, some details are emerging on Zum’s Los Angeles Unified School District’s transportation services new five-year supplemental contract that was announced in June. Zum CEO Ritu Narayan told School Transportation News last month that the company will be ready to...

Alabama rescinds prison health care contract award, will start process over

The Alabama Department of Corrections has rescinded its decision to pick a new company to provide comprehensive medical and mental health care to inmates. The ADOC announced in July that it had picked YesCare Corp., based in Brentwood, Tenn., for the three-year contract covering 26 correctional facilities. The ADOC said it would enter contract negotiations with YesCare and expected the agreement to take effect Oct. 1.

Miami-Dade seeks partners for Government Center redevelopment

Miami-Dade is calling on developers to overhaul the county’s Government Center headquarters in what could be one of South Florida’s biggest public-private ventures. The county is seeking proposals for the 17-acre site, which includes the commissioners’ chambers and county administrative offices at 111 Northwest First Street. The property has 1.1 million square feet of government buildings, public parking and some retail, according to a request for proposals issued Tuesday.