first_imgSome of Harvard’s most gifted performers past and present came together at Sanders Theatre on Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Arts First.Directed by Diane Paulus, artistic director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), “A Celebration of Harvard Artists” showcased the highest caliber of campus arts. When Oscar-winner Matt Damon took the stage to reminisce about his time at Harvard 25 years ago, he spoke humbly about being in the company of such extraordinary performances.“Making something with other people is the best thing we can do as human beings,” he said. “The arts are the greatest tool of empathy that I’ve been able to find.”Entertainment came in every form and combination. Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer, the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts, played with Director of Harvard Jazz Bands Yosvany Terry (saxophone and shekere) and doctoral student Rajna Swaminathan (mridangam, a two-headed drum). Harvard-trained composer Justin Hurwitz, who won an Oscar for “La La Land,” sent a video introduction for Liz Leimkuhler ’15, who sang the film’s “City of Stars” with piano accompaniment from Brian Ge ’18. Grant Hoechst ’18 played marimba with performers from the Silk Road Ensemble. In a lighter moment, Alexis Wilkinson ’15, the first African-American woman to serve as president of the Harvard Lampoon, read “Owning It,” about her first urinary tract infection.Emmy and Tony winner Courtney B. Vance acted as master of ceremonies, joining the audience in celebrating the many powerful moments on stage. In one, Nicholas Britell ’03, who wrote the score for Oscar-winning “Moonlight,” showed clips of two pivotal scenes in the film, then repeated each a second time adding live music on piano (with Tim Fain on violin). Equally impressive was a tango scene from “Arrabal,” which opens May 12 at the A.R.T. The show’s writer, John Weidman ’68, introduced the dancers, who spun across the stage with strength and precision. Students in the Harvard Dance Project perform “Echad Mi Yodea” by Ohad Naharin.Photos by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Harvard Professor Vijay Iyer (piano) performs with Yosvany Terry (sax), director of Harvard Jazz Bands, and doctoral student Rajna Swaminathan, who is playing a two-headed drum. Liz Leimkuhler ’15 performs “City of Stars” from “La La Land” with piano accompaniment from Brian Ge ’18. John Lithgow ’67, Ar.D. ’05, received the Harvard Arts Medal Thursday at Sanders Theatre. The following night, he returned to the theater for “A Celebration of Harvard Artists.” Surprise guest Matt Damon (left) sits with 2017 Harvard Arts Medalist John Lithgow. Ashley LaLonde ’20 and Derek Speedy ’18 address the audience during “A Celebration of Harvard Artists” at Sanders Theatre.center_img Damian Woetzel ’07 brought the crowd to its feet — literally. Recalling Lincoln Kirstein ’29, who founded the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet, Woetzel taught the opening sequence of “Serenade” to the audience, who included John Lithgow, Arts First founder and this year’s Harvard Arts Medalist, and President Drew Faust. Students in the Harvard Dance Project followed with a performance of “Echad Mi Yodea,” a dynamic contemporary piece by Ohad Naharin.Late in the evening, Damon introduced students from the Theater, Dance & Media concentration for a reading of quotations about the importance of art from other Harvard alums, including Margaret Atwood, Gertrude Stein, and former Presidents Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy.One of the students remembered “West Side Story” composer Leonard Bernstein ’39: “This will be our reply to violence. We will make music, more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than before.” Ge, Hoechst, and Leimkuhler then returned to the stage. Joined by the Silk Road Ensemble, they performed “Tonight.” Alexis Wilkinson ’15, the first African-American woman to serve as president of the Harvard Lampoon, let comedy be her guide. The Silk Road Ensemble performs for the capacity crowd at Sanders Theatre. Tango dancers perform a scene from “Arrabal,” opening May 12 at the A.R.T. It was written by alum John Weidman ’68. Performers applaud the audience at the event’s end on Friday.last_img read more

first_imgDartmouth College says its reinstating five sports that it eliminated last year and will do an external review of the athletic department’s policies, practices, and governance, after being accused of not offering equal intercollegiate participation opportunities to women as compared to men. The school announced in July that it was getting rid of women’s and men’s swimming and diving, women’s and men’s golf, and men’s lightweight rowing to help address a projected $150 million financial deficit because of the coronavirus and give them more flexibility in admissions. Dartmouth on Friday released a joint statement with members of the women’s golf, swimming and diving teams as part of a resolution of threatened legal action.last_img read more

first_imgTwenty-seven Notre Dame students were granted Fulbright grants in the 2016-2017 program, according to a University press release. These Fulbright awardees are currently working on their projects abroad.Notre Dame was tied for second with Georgetown University in the number of Fulbright scholars this year, trailing only Brown University.The Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing List appeared in “The Chronicle of Higher Education” on Feb. 21. This is the first time Notre Dame has appeared on the list for three consecutive years.The U.S. government international educational exchange program gives students one-year grants to teach English, study or research abroad, according to the press release.“The unprecedented prominence of the University of Notre Dame on this year’s list of Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing Institutions is a testament to the exceptional students admitted through the Office of Admissions and the Graduate School,” Jeffrey Thibert, associate director of Notre Dame’s Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement said in a statement.The University hopes to continue its success with the 51 students that have been named semifinalists for a 2017-18 Fulbright grant. The preliminary results will be available by May.Tags: Brown, Chronicle of Higher Education, Fulbright, Georgetownlast_img read more

first_imgThis year, Saint Mary’s will welcome six international students and two international sisters. These Belles hail from China, El Salvador, Ghana, Germany, Mexico and Uganda.Alice Yang, associate director of International Education, expressed the importance of the College’s integral mission of protecting all students during the pandemic.“The coronavirus has disrupted our world in unprecedented ways, including higher education, but our commitment to students’ health and safety remains our top priority,” she said.To uphold this commitment to students’ health and safety, Saint Mary’s will accommodate international students who choose not to take classes on campus by allowing them to take online courses in their home country.Yang acknowledged the faculty and staff who have facilitated these online courses for international students.“The College is trying to be flexible during COVID-19 and does everything to meet our students’ needs. The Office of Student Academic Services and our professors are very supportive of our students,” she said.Saint Mary’s also assisted international students who could not return home when campus closed in March.“The College continued to offer housing for [international students] who had nowhere to go in March when the College closed the campus,” Yang said. “[Our students] even joined the Notre Dame international students in the Morris Inn for a while. A few students have been living on campus … even though they have already graduated.”In light of the changing Immigration and Customs Reinforcement policies this summer affecting international students, Yang hopes to express Saint Mary’s tolerance toward all students.“The College wants to do what it can to make [international students] feel welcome on our campus,” she said.In addition, Yang emphasized the necessary role international students play in educating their peers and the entire campus community.“It is so important to host international students on campus. They enrich our learning environment, bring diversity and different cultural perspectives to classroom discussions, offer international friendship and language exchange and help our students and community learn about the rest of the world,” Yang said. “They are not only students but also culture and language teachers.”Tags: COVID-19, International students, saint mary’s, Welcome Week 2020last_img read more

first_imgThis year, Bruegger’s also asked its guests where they most enjoy their treats. The round up:Back at the office: 31.8 percentAt home: 21.3 percentAt Bruegger’s, with family or friends: 13.8 percent and 12.9 percent, respectively.In the car, during my commute: 11.9 percentTaking advantage of the free Wi-Fi at Bruegger’s: 8.3 percent Bruegger’s Bagels, Inc,Tuesday, February 8th, Burlington-based Bruegger’s Bagels, with 300 locations across the US, will celebrate National Bagel Day by offering three free bagels to its guests. (A coupon is required and can be accessed by “liking” Bruegger’s Facebook page.)Along with National Bagel Day (celebrated nationally on February 9), the month also marks Bruegger’s anniversary. In February 1983, it opened its first bakery in Troy, New York, offering fresh-baked bagels all day. To bring attention to the month – and delicious, fresh-baked bagels – Bruegger’s asked more than 150,000 bagel fans, through email and Facebook, to name their favorite bagel combinations and where they like to eat the perfect, fresh-from-the-oven delight. Bagel fans clamored to offer their opinion (and get a coupon!) — nearly 40,000 bagel-lovers responded to the survey and Bruegger’s Facebook page added thousands of fans. Survey results are below.In the category of favorite bagel flavor, for the second year in a row, the Everything bagel was the winner edging out the Asiago Parmesan bagel by a slight margin. The stats:Everything Bagel: 36.3 percent of respondents chose this flavor as their favorite.Asiago Parmesan: 35.6 percent like it cheesy.Cinnamon-Raisin: 23.5 percent of respondents like it fruity.Cinnamon-Sugar: 21.7 percent like it sweet.Plain: 20.9 percent of respondents are purists.Sesame: 19.9 percent of respondents liked bagels on the seedy side.In the category of favorite bagel topping, the winners are:Plain cream cheese: 24.6 percent like it plain.Light cream cheese: 18.9 percent keep it light.Honey walnut cream cheese: 16.4 percent were nutty for honey walnut.Butter: 15.5 percent want to ‘stick’ to the basics.Garden Veggie: 12.8 percent like to eat their veggies. “Today, Bruegger’s offers many delicious breakfast and lunch options,” said James Greco, Bruegger’s CEO. “But we still take pride in making fresh-baked bagels all day, every day, and are pleased to share the centuries-old, time-tested tradition with our guests.”In 2010, Bruegger’s sold 89 million bagels. Topping all those bagels was more than 2.6 million pounds of cream cheese. Nationally, Americans eat an estimated 3 billion bagels annually, an average of about 11 per person, according to the New York Times. Bruegger’s is also credited with creating the world’s largest bagel on August 27, 2004. The oversized bagel weighed in at 868 pounds and required 1,100 pounds of dough, 900 gallons of water and a bake time of 10 hours.About Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc.Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is a leader in the fast casual restaurant segment. In 300 locations in 26 states, the District of Columbia and Toronto, Bruegger’s is famous for genuine New York-style bagels baked fresh throughout the day. Guests can also chose a variety of menu items that include unique cream cheese flavors, breakfast sandwiches, hand-tossed salads, hearty soups, sandwiches, panini and desserts, with a frequently changing menu reflecting seasonal and geographical specialties. Founded in 1983, Bruegger’s is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont and supports its neighbors in every community it serves. For more information, please visitwww.brueggers.com(link is external) or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brueggers(link is external).This press release was issued through 24-7PressRelease.com.  For further information, visithttp://www.24-7pressrelease.com(link is external).SOURCE Bruegger’s BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Green Car Congress:The average cost of a Li-ion battery cell—used to power electric vehicles and to provide flexibility in the power grid as more renewables, such as solar and wind, are added will fall below $100 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in the next three years, according to a new analysis by IHS Markit.The average cost of a li-ion cell is expected to decline further through the end of the decade, to as low as $73/kWh in 2030.The average cost of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery has already fallen 82% from 2012-2020. Further reductions are a key factor to increasing the competitiveness and wider adoption of the batteries for electric transportation and in grid storage.By 2023, the cost of a battery will have declined 86% (by $580/kWh) in a decade, according to the IHS Markit analysis.IHS Markit expects that the biggest contributor to falling battery cell costs throughout the coming decade will be reductions in manufacturing costs through larger factory sizes and improving economies of scale. Reductions in material costs by improving efficiencies and adopting lower cost cathode compositions, and improvements in battery energy density are also expected to play a role.Among the three major Li-ion battery cells—Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC), Nickel Cobalt Aluminum (NCA) and Iron Phosphate (LFP)—LFP has already fallen below the $100/kWh threshold in 2020. All three types are expected to be below the $100 mark by 2024. LFP will remain the lowest cost option throughout the next ten years. However, NMC and NCA will continue to command a majority share of the automotive and transport sector on account of their higher energy density.More: IHS Markit: average cost of lithium-ion battery cell to fall below $100/kWh in 2023 Battery storage costs expected to hit key cost reduction target by 2023—IHS Markitlast_img read more

first_img Name:* * indicates required field CAPTCHA Code:* Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Jackson Five had it. So did New Edition and the Backstreet Boys.By “it,” we’re talking style. We’re talking groove. We’re talking looks, killer dance moves, the teeny-bop jazz and yes, attitude.Enter Mindless Behavior—EJ, Roc Royal, lil Ray Ray and Princeton (sorry gals, former singer Prodigy split off on his own)—four mega-super-duper stars trapped inside teenage bodies. These boys can dance, these boys can sing, and yes, these boys can groove!They’re also coming to The Space at Westbury on Sunday, Aug. 17 for the first-ever Back To School Day Party for LI teenagers!! Doors open at noon, and this special shindig gets the part-ay started at 1 p.m.—with an extra-special meet-and-greet with the boyz that day!! Somebody grab me a cuppa water, cause I’mma about to faint! Boy bands as successful as this just don’t arise out of thin air; it takes know-how, planning and strategy to create a concept as great as Mindless Behavior. Conjunction Entertainment Inc. CEO Walter Millsap—music producer, musical director, songwriter, arranger, engineer and all-around music biz dealmaker—masterminded the group, and is not only responsible for their addictive cuteness but also undoubtedly their fashion sense (These boys can dress!).Mindless Behavior’s record #1 Girl, released in 2011, debuted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 (!!) and these lil heartthrobs have been dropping hit after hit since then. The group’s video for that album’s first single, “My Girl” has more than 37 million views on YouTube. Yes, 37 million. The video for its follow-up, “Mrs. Right,” currently has more than 45 million and features cameos by Mike Epps, Diggy Simmons and LI’s own LL Cool J.Love LL as a preppy schoolteacher BTW Mindless Behavior’s third single, “Girls Talkin’ Bout” has nearly 20 million YouTube views.The group has opened for Backstreet Boys and yup, you guessed it, Justin Bieber (known in some circles as “The Beebs” or The Biebler”). You go, boys!Now some might ask: “What does Mindless Behavior mean, anyway? Is that really the best name for a group? I mean these kids have got to have at least a little bit of brains on those cute lil shoulders, don’t they!?”“Anybody can be mindless,” explains lil Ray Ray on the group’s official site mindlessbehavior.com. “It doesn’t matter if you’re two-years-old or eighty-two-years-old. Be yourself. Love who you are and love what you do, no matter what it is. That makes you mindless.”Trust us, you don’t want to miss this chance to bop-bop boppity-bop with the boyz!The Island Ear and the Long Island Press have a pair of FREE TICKETS to give away, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky winner!Simply enter your information below, and we’ll notify the winner by the end of Thursday, August 14. Mindless Behavior Back To School Day Party, The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Orchestra (standing) and Balcony (seated) General Admission $35. VIP Reserved Seat Loge $45. The Box Office is open every Friday 5 to 8 p.m. and during all events. Doors at Noon. Part-ay starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17For future mind-blowing live performances at The Space in Westbury, check out their page in the Island Ear! Email:*last_img read more

first_imgThe Federal Reserve ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Federal Reserve and Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection jointly issued a proposal last week that would make changes to Regulation CC, which implements the Expedited Funds Availability (EFA) Act. The proposal also provides an additional opportunity for public comment on certain amendments to Regulation CC that the Board proposed in 2011.Specifically, the agencies are proposing to adjust the amount of funds depository institutions must make available to their customers/members for inflation. These amendments would apply in circumstances ranging from next business day withdrawal of certain check deposits to setting the threshold amount for determining whether an account has been repeatedly withdrawn.The Dodd-Frank Act requires that the EFA Act’s dollar amounts be inflation adjusted every five years by the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). To help ensure that institutions have sufficient time to implement the adjustments, the agencies propose a compliance date that would be at least 12 months after publication of a final rule in the Federal Register.center_img continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgThe fifth national DMK forum dedicated to destination management companies (DMK) and destination management organizations (DMO) organized by the Croatian National Tourist Board brought together representatives of tourist boards and destination management companies.During the one-day program, through a series of lectures by domestic and foreign experts had the opportunity to learn more about the future of companies and organizations of destination management, opportunities and trends in digital marketing, examples of good practice in destination management and business of domestic and foreign destination management companies. “Croatian tourism is recording excellent results this year, and great credit, especially in the period before and after the season, we attribute to destination management companies that have created a variety of quality offers for our visitors. Therefore, in the coming year, the Croatian National Tourist Board will be their partner and support the growth and development of DMK through the allocation of grants to finance tourism programs and offers of these companies, for which in 2018 we have provided a significantly higher amount of five million kuna”, said the director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić.The importance of DMK was also emphasized in the Tourism Development Strategy until 2020, according to which the number of thirty currently registered specialized DMK agencies should increase to 150, which in cooperation with local tourist communities, private entrepreneurs throughout Croatia would offer various tourist programs, tours and specialized experiences. mostly for pre and postseason. “The Ministry of Tourism supports a strong synergy of destination management companies and organizations that guarantee the development of complex products, but also the development of tourist regions, and therefore we are working on amending the package of tourism laws that will strengthen their growth and work and provide opportunities to develop new offers thus attracting new visitors to Croatia.” said State Secretary Tonči Glavina.In the continuation of the program, the increasingly sought-after travel services made to measure / tailor made travels. Igor Auferber from the Croatian DMK agency specializing in gastronomic and cultural tours Tureta Travel emphasized that individual travel and tailor made programs require a very systematic approach to each individual guest and that is the biggest challenge.The average world tourist today belongs to the so-called millennial generation and is characterized by social tolerance, environmental awareness, peacefulness and technological brilliance. That is why DMK and DMO must know how to communicate in marketing with this demanding group, which consumes digital content on a monthly basis for 127 hours. The emphasis should be on speed, timely exchange of information with a creative approach confirmed David Meany from the leading European travel company Contiki. The importance of the internet, especially Google advertising has been highlighted Miroslav Varga from the Escape agency, who emphasized that advertising should strive to be indigenous and original in order to stand out as much as possible in a market full of common advertisements, banners and advertisements.<br />
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first_img October 14, 2016 Governor Wolf Announces $40 Million from the Multimodal Transportation Fund for 37 PennDOT Projects SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced today that 37 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian projects will receive $40 million in Multimodal Transportation Fund grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). A list of the projects by county is below.“Communities across Pennsylvania rely on infrastructure improvements to support economic growth and attract new residents and businesses,” Governor Wolf said. “These projects support improved transportation for all residents, whether they walk, bike or drive.”“The fund allows us to assist communities with needed transportation improvements that otherwise may not move forward,” said PennDOT Secretary Richards. “This process represents an opportunity for worthwhile local projects to secure the support needed to come to fruition.”PennDOT evaluated 251 applications totaling more than $282 million and made selections based on safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.The Multimodal Transportation Fund was created by Act 89, enacted in November 2013, Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation funding plan. For the first time, transit, aviation, rail freight and pedestrian and bicycle modes obtained dedicated sources of funds, putting the modes on a firmer footing for future initiatives.For more information about the program, including the application form, visit www.penndot.gov and click on Multimodal Transportation under the “Projects & Programs” button.Allegheny County:Allegheny County Parks — $2,100,000 to improve roadways throughout Allegheny County’s parks through widening the shoulders, paving, signage installation, and bike markings.Borough of Wilkinsburg — $203,703 to implement two-way conversion on Wood Street and a bicycle lane on Ross Avenue to enhance neighborhood connectivity, reestablish two-way traffic flow, address bicycle connectivity, and decrease social division.Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh — $3,000,000 to construct street, pedestrian, bike circulation, and public space improvements in the four-acre area around East Liberty Transit Center (ELTC), a transit-oriented development.Ross Township — $865,000 for improvements at the intersection of McKnight Road and Siebert Road, which include adding an additional turning lane and installing a sidewalk Babcock Boulevard to McKnight Road.Beaver County:Zelienople Airport Authority — $2,244,153 to relocate and realign approximately 2,400 lineal feet of SR 288 to improve sight distances and create a safer roadway.Bucks County:Yardley Borough — $453,935 to install concrete sidewalks along North Main Street.Centre County:Borough of State College — $100,000 for construction of a pedestrian island at the intersection of Park Avenue and McKee Street, which is intended to provide a safer crossing for pedestrians and cycling at this intersection and meet the accessibility needs of sight impaired residents.Clinton County:Wayne Township — $1,225,000 for reconstruction and widening of Shoemaker Road. The existing road serves two commercial parks but is currently posted as a 10-ton limit due to the lack of roadway base and narrow width.Cumberland County:Borough of Carlisle — $2,021,950 for reconstruction of N. Hanover Street/Carlisle Springs Road intersection, including elimination of at-grade railroad crossing.Borough of Carlisle — $1,556,700 to restore B Street as a complete street from College Street to Carlisle Springs Road (SR 34).Dauphin County:Cameron Street Investments — $1,807,908 for roadway improvements on Cameron Street between Herr Street and Goodwill Street to include widening for turning lanes, ADA improvements at Herr Street, traffic signals at Goodwill, new curb and storm water management drains, and relocation of utilities.City of Harrisburg — $2,236,667 to improve the vehicular, transit, pedestrian, and bicycle movements within the city north of the Capitol Complex and to address several transportation-related safety issues. A total of $6,710,000 is committed over the next three years for this project.Susquehanna Township — $368,570 to construct approximately 1,800 feet of ADA-compliant sidewalk along the south side of Union Deposit Road between Shield Street and Powers Avenue at the Union Square Shopping Center.Indiana County:Indiana County Development Corporation — $1,400,000 for Phase 3A road improvements in Windy Ridge Business and Technology Park, including extending the internal roadway, final design, survey, construction, storm water improvements and street light installation.Juniata County:Tuscarora Township — $245,814 for full reclamation and resurfacing of Bunker Hill Road.Lackawanna County:Crystal Window & Door Systems PA, LLC — $2,100,000 for infrastructure improvements that will support the creation of a manufacturing plant on Franklin Valley Road which is not currently capable of supporting commercial traffic.Heritage Valley Partners, Inc. — $463,179 to create safe, ADA-compliant access from existing Lackawanna River Heritage Trail to Lackawanna Avenue, providing a direct link to downtown commerce, government services, historical and cultural venues, and educational institutions.Lancaster County:TCCC-Lancaster Holding, LP — $1,100,000 for improvements to the U.S. Route 30/Harrisburg Pike interchange, including additional turn lanes and signalization to improve the traffic flow at the interchange.East Hempfield Township – $1,000,000 to extend Embassy Drive through the Township’s targeted Growth Opportunity Area #2, which will facilitate construction of the Outin Tract mixed-use development and alleviate congestion along Rohrerstown Road.City of Lancaster — $376,697 to complete the Christian Street Bicycle Boulevard with sharrows, signage, and pedestrian hybrid beacons to create a safe north-south route in the City, connecting to the Amtrak Station for pedestrians and cyclists.City of Lancaster — $1,305,713 to construct the Northeast Trail Extension, a 2.35-mile on- and off-street trail that will connect the City to parks, schools, and employers to the east and northeast and create a bicycle commuter route.Lehigh County:The Waterfront Development Company — $2,280,000 for construction of a 2/3-mile, two-lane road west of Allentown’s Waterfront, including four intersections with existing roads, trees, lighting, crosswalks, ADA ramps, water/sewer, and storm water.Luzerne County:City of Pittston — $372,606 to replace sidewalks that are crumbled, non-existent or composed of unacceptable materials, replace inadequate lighting making both pedestrian and vehicular travel safer, and improve crosswalks and the overall appearance of crucial sections of Main Street and adjacent areas in the City’s Business District.Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund — $800,000 for road construction and alignment of the Blackman St. Plaza and the intersection of Johnson St. and PA Highway 309, traffic signal installation, and paving, grading, and curbing.Lycoming County:Armstrong Township Board of Supervisors — $95,000 for roadway construction along Mosquito Valley Road that will improve structural stability, safety, and pavement drainage and safely provide for multimodal uses.Mercer County:City of Farrell — $467,400 for repaving Hamilton Avenue, the oldest remaining section of city street with cobblestone, between Stevenson Street and Kedron Street to enhance safety and accessibility.City of Sharon — $663,770 for safety, accessibility, and mobility improvements to the following streets within the City: McDowell, Boyd, Richmond, Fairfield, Lillian, Dougherty, Thorton, Forker, Linden, Alcoma, and Pearl.Monroe County:Pocono Mountain Industries, Inc. — $2,074,563 to construct roadway improvements on Routes 209 and 447 to support construction of Smithfield Gateway, a mixed-use development in Smithfield Township.Montgomery County:Abington Township — $588,153 for improvements to the intersection of Old York (PA 611) and Susquehanna Roads, including realigning the intersection, increasing the turning radii, adding a turning lane, upgrading traffic signals, and improving access to businesses on the northwestern corner of the intersection.Lower Moreland Township — $208,587 to implement a streetscape plan that supports walkability along Huntingdon Pike, promotes economic revitalization, provides children access to safer routes to school, increases connectivity to public transportation hubs, and provides access to neighboring communities.Philadelphia:City Avenue Special Services District — $889,846 for road and safety improvements on City Avenue.Logan West Associates, LP — $2,000,000 to prepare the Logan Triangle in North Philadelphia for redevelopment by vacating a series of unused, dilapidated streets and completely reconstructing arterial access roads, 9th Street and Wyoming Avenue.Schuylkill River Development Corporation — $911,637 to complete the final phase of construction for the South Street to Christian Street extension of the Schuylkill River Trail, including plaza paving, fencing, trail furniture installation, landscaping, irrigation, pavement markings, and signage.City of Philadelphia Department of Streets — $811,682 for investment in critically needed pedestrian and bicyclist safety infrastructure along corridors to three public elementary schools that have been identified as “high child pedestrian crash schools.”Somerset County:Borough of Seven Springs — $1,351,767 to support a transportation plan that will improve Waterwheel Drive and add a new secondary road, Lodge Drive, to minimize traffic congestion and connect alternative modes of transportation.Westmoreland County:Borough of Derry — $210,000 for reconstruction of East Owens Avenue from SR 0217 to the intersection with N. Ligonier Street to provide two-way access and demolition of the existing bridge on N. Ligonier Street at the intersection with SR 0217.City of Latrobe — $100,000 to enhance the safety and accessibility of a major intersection in downtown Latrobe, including eight new curb ramps, new asphalt at the site, four decorative crosswalks, and a surface sign.last_img read more