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Moving Ahead

Dodge Data & Analytics, predicts that the construction sector is “moving into a more mature phase of expansion.” Their much-anticipated recently released 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook predicts the industry will see 5% growth next year. The forecast is for this period of growth to continue into 2018 before a cyclical slowdown emerges gradually in 2018 and 2019.

For the New York Construction Industry the annual forecast and analysis prepared by the New York Building Congress estimates that 2016 will mark the first time in City history that construction spending has passed the $40 billion mark and represents a 26 percent increase from 2015. Like the Dodge Outlook, The Building Congress anticipates the current building boom to continue through the next two years.

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Is It Over Yet?

As we wind down 2016, it has been a memorable year on many fronts. On the political side it has been a historic presidential election cycle. The first time in American politics the democrats elected a female candidate to run for president. The hard fought primary between Hilary and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie speaks volumes to the evolving demographics of American politics.

On the other hand, who could have predicted that THE Donald, as we call him here in New York, would steam roll sixteen well established, politically savvy opponents to win the republican nomination for president. As both candidates continue to fend off demons of their past, one thing is for sure. This year has been one hellish presidential election cycle.

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Marijuana approved for pain | City boosts electric car fleet | Mets re-sign Céspedes

Marijuana use approved for pain The state Health Department added chronic pain to the list of health conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis, a move that will widely expand the market... To view the full story, click the title link.
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CUNY, pressured by Cuomo, shakes up staff after scandal

CUNY heads are rolling as the governor tightens his grip on the city’s public college system. City College President Lisa Coico stepped down in October amid a New York Times probe of her use of... To view the full story, click the title link.
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2016 scholarship program UPDATE

2016 Scholarships were chosen by a third party and we mailed out checks on August 22, 2016.
Congratulations to all of the winners! It was a hard choice, they were all great candidates!
If you did not receive a letter and check, you may apply once per year.


Winners, cannot apply for another scholarship.