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Behind the scenes: What does it look like inside the Main Building during the renovation?

The renovation of the University of Helsinki’s Main Building commenced in summer 2019, with the purpose of ensuring that the facilities meet the current needs of students and teachers.

In addition, accessibility, indoor air quality, and facility and fire safety will be improved.

Watch the video to see what is going on at the construction site and what the project entails!

The first stage of the Main Building’s renovation began in summer 2019 and is expected to last roughly two years in all. The Great Hall of the Main Building should be available for a conferment ceremony to be held in May 2021, while the teaching facilities should be completed in the beginning of the 2021 autumn term.

More detailed plans as well as a decision on the renovation of the new side on Fabianinkatu, the second renovation stage, will be made separately at a later date. All in all,

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Roadway improvements in Sayreville will not disrupt gas main installation


SAYREVILLE – The Sayreville Borough Council has adopted a bond ordinance that will appropriate $4 million towards improving borough roads and drainage.

On Sept. 14, council members adopted the bond ordinance that will provide for the $4 million appropriation allocated toward the improvements. The bond ordinance will also authorize the issuance of $3.55 million in bonds or notes to finance a portion of the appropriation.

The remaining costs of the $4 million appropriation will be covered by a $450,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT), according to the bond ordinance.

As a result of the DOT grant, no down payment from the borough will be made to help finance the improvements.

The improvements authorized include Albert Street, Avon Way, Church Street, Ernston Road, French Street, Heims Lane, Midnight Street, Smullen Street, Sophie Street, Stratford Way and Vernon Way.

The funds will also be used toward the improvement

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Salem council appropriates funds for Main Street improvements, business grant program | Local News

Construction is set to begin near the intersection of Broad and Main Streets as part of Salem’s latest streetscape improvement project.

The Salem City Council accepted an additional $310,734 in federal funding for the project. The new grant requires local funds totaling more than $200,000, which will be paid with a community development block grant, according to city documents.

More than $600,000 was put toward the project in 2018 from federal grants and local matches. The funding will be used on streetscape and intersection improvements from the west side of the intersection at Broad Street and East Main Street to the east side of White Oak Alley.

Improvements include wider sidewalks, renovated crosswalks, new lighting and landscaping.

The project is the latest for Salem’s downtown revitalization and streetscape improvements. City Manager Jay Taliaferro said the project on East Main Street between Thompson Memorial Drive and Brand Avenue is nearing completion.

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Lowe’s targets professionals, and its main competitor Home Depot, with new services

Lowe’s Cos. second-quarter results got a bump from professional tradespeople, a group that usually favors the home improvement retailer’s main competitor, Home Depot Inc.
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  reported profit and sales that were well ahead of expectations, and U.S. same-store sales growth of 35.1%, triple the 11.9% rise FactSet forecast.

Comparable sales in the professional category were up in the mid-20% range.

Lowe’s is taking aim at professionals with new initiatives and efforts designed for these shoppers, including a partnership with Stream for a free augmented reality video chat service called JobSight. Launched on June 1, it allows professionals to meet with clients virtually, a feature that’s particularly suited to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read:Transactions of $1,000 or more grew 16% at Home Depot during the second quarter

For professional loyalty customers, there’s a free one-year subscription to Home Advisor that comes will job leads and access to

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