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Detention Center Includes Energy-Saving Elements
THIBODAUX, La. – The Lafourche Parish Detention Center is set to open December 1,
despite construction delays, putting forward an upgraded and expanded facility designed
toward providing better accommodation and programming to inmates.

New York Makes Plans to Replace Rikers Island Jail Complex
NEW YORK — The City of New York has plans to replace detention facilities at Rikers Island with four modern, community-based jails throughout the city.
Brand-New Allegany High School Tracking LEED Silver
CUMBERLAND, Md. – Grimm + Parker Architect’s Calverton-based office and General Contractor, Leonard S. Fiore Inc., of Altoona, Pa. has officially delivered completion of Allegany High School as students and the governor recently gathered to attend a dedication ceremony in celebrating the opening of their new facility.
Colorado’s New Veteran Facility Emphasizes Sustainability
AURORA, Co. – The highly anticipated Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center (VAMC) has finally opened its doors to patients, replacing its former 60-year-old hospital building with a new and luminous 1.2 million-square-foot facility.
Boston Public Schools Celebrates Opening of $73 Million Academy
ROXBURY, Mass. — Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Public Schools (BPS) recently celebrated the opening of the Dearborn STEM 6-12 Early College Academy, the first school in Boston intentionally designed and built for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning. 
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