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Volume 39 Issue 19

Bridge project forces more lane closings >

May 31st, 2007

A new lane closure is in place on the Boulevard of the Allies as contractors begin work on a new retaining wall from Fifth Avenue onto the boulevard as part of a $29 million, two-year project that will replace the Boulevard of the Allies bridge over Forbes Avenue. The project also includes the reconfiguration of […]

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Street closings planned in Oakland >

May 31st, 2007

Parts of Oakland’s major arteries will be closed on certain weekends in June, as Facilities Management lifts maintenance equipment onto the roofs of Litchfield Towers. Fifth Avenue between DeSoto Street and University Place will be closed 6 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on June 9, and 6 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 10. Forbes Avenue between Bouquet Street and […]

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Discounted Pirates tickets available >

May 31st, 2007

Coupons for discounted Pirates tickets for games on June 16 and July 20 are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each coupon can be redeemed for up to four tickets. Coupons are worth a $4 discount on left or right field box seats (regularly $24 each; with coupon $20) or bleacher reserved tickets (regularly $14 […]

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UPMC expands “green” efforts >

May 31st, 2007

UPMC announced the creation of a $5 million “green action fund” to support new environmental initiatives across the health system. “UPMC is signaling its deep commitment to a program of comprehensive environmental stewardship,” said William Smith, UPMC’s director of environmental health and safety. According to Smith, the new fund potentially will cover installation of energy-efficient […]

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Staff leaders meet to air issues >

May 31st, 2007

Staff leaders from Pitt’s five campuses met last week to discuss common workplace issues, such as flexible work schedules, chronic low salaries and emergency procedures, as well as campus-specific issues and initiatives. Staff association representatives from Pitt’s five regionals met May 24 at the Greensburg campus for the annual Council of Campuses meeting. Staff associations […]

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Pitt tallies its pollution cuts, energy use savings >

May 31st, 2007

Over the past decade Pitt has saved an estimated $21.2 million in reduced energy consumption by “going green.” That was one the highlights of a presentation by Facilities Management at this month’s Faculty Assembly meeting. According to Joseph Fink, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management, Pitt’s green initiatives fall into a handful of categories: energy […]

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