Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Anyone heading to Harmar from Oakmont should be aware of these restrictions.
Traffic on southbound Freeport Road will be reduced to a single lane today, April 23, in Harmar Township. The southbound right lane will be closed from the Hulton Bridge (connecting to Oakmont) to Powers Run Road. Restrictions will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crews under contract with Verizon will be digging test holes to locate conduits. Motorists are advised to use caution and expect to stop when traveling through the area. Delays should be expected. __________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter . Don't forget to sign up for our dailyemail newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Borough officials are looking into negotiating a contract with Verizon for FiOS service.
Some Verona residents might have a new option for cable-television service in the near future. Last week, Councilwoman Peggy Suchevich said Verizon representatives said they were interested in offering FiOS TV and Internet service to the borough. However, only 79 percent of the borough would be able to get the service. Solicitor Craig Alexander said other communities are facing similar situations. According to the Tribune-Review, Blawnox and Aspinwall recently signed contracts with Verizon, but a portion of their towns can't sign up for the FiOS service because of the location of lines. Alexander said he looked at a map of where it would be offered in Verona. "I don't know what area won't get it, but when I looked at the map, it looked …
Monday, August 8, 2011
An estimated 45,000 workers go on strike as contract negotiations breakdown.
As contracts for 45,000-unionized Verizon workers expired at midnight on Sunday, they went on strike, says both Verizon and the two unions representing the workers. A decision to call a strike has impacted 45,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia. Employees at the Monroeville location were picketing outside early Monday. Labor and management have each blamed the other for what has brought the company to the brink of its first strike since 2000. Verizon is claiming that the union is not agreeing to a $100 per month employee contribution to health care. Employees were not required to pay health care contributions before. The unions is saying, however, that Verizon wants to cut employee pensions and health care benefits, along …