by Thomas Breen | Mar 22, 2018 8:25 am | Comments (12)
As a woman rushed out of a laundromat Wednesday night pleading with Kim Arciuolo to spare her a $100 ticket and a tow, Arciuolo thought back to the many tickets that she received in the late 1990s as a barista at the original Willoughby’s café on Chapel Street. And she gave the woman a break.
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by Allan Appel | Mar 21, 2018 12:03 pm | Comments (5)
Auguste Fortin and Jeanne Dubin have seen at least seven to ten crashes outside their homes near the intersection of Central Avenue, Yale Avenue and Willard Street.
They celebrated winning a years-long quest Tuesday night to convince the city to put four-way stop signs at that intersection in the hope of seeing far fewer crashes in the future.
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by Allan Appel | Mar 20, 2018 8:10 am | Comments (15)
On the evening of her first day on the job, new city schools Superintendent Carol Birks got a long earful about deficits, the budgeting process, and whether money might be saved in transportation costs if high schoolers took public transit and routes were reconfigured.
Continue reading ‘Birks Dives In; Board Digs In On Transit’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 20, 2018 8:10 am | Comments (1)
The fate of a digital billboard erected on Whalley Avenue is clear. It’s not going anywhere.
But west-side neighbors and elected officials said the city should have more explicit power to regulate such future billboards, though outdoor advertising advocates say it already has such powers.
Continue reading ‘Electronic Billboard Quest Comes To Capitol’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 19, 2018 4:39 pm | Comments (59)
Hartford — New Haven officials urged lawmakers here to pass a bill that will allow a 1,000-foot extension of Tweed-New Haven Airport’s runway — and, the officials claimed, help the region and the state compete for high-tech jobs.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 13, 2018 4:41 pm | Comments (4)
When the promised snowstorm failed to arrive in New Haven Tuesday afternoon, Honda Smith and a city tag-and-tow team faced a dilemma on Valley Street: Place tickets on 60 cars illegally parked on the odd side of the street? Or let it slide?
Public Space Enforcement Officer Honda Smith had called for the tag and tow team hours before when the snow was flying and the visibility was low.
Continue reading ‘A Dilemma On Valley Street’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 13, 2018 2:20 pm
As the snow finallly transitioned from a light flurry to a heavier fall late Tuesday morning, Al Miller shifted from the prep work of spreading salt to actually bringing his truck’s plow blade to the ground to keep downtown streets clear.
Continue reading ‘Plow Veteran’s Prep Work Pays Off’
by Allan Appel | Mar 13, 2018 2:16 pm | Comments (2)
Rubber duckies — known professionally by traffic calmers as “temporary, flexible lane delineators” — are expected to arrive soon at a problematical intersection in Fair Haven Heights.
Continue reading ‘Traffic Calming Coming To Quinnipiac And Hemingway’
by Staff | Mar 12, 2018 5:09 pm | Comments (2)
New Haven is preparing for the third Nor’easter in two weeks, with 6-10 inches of snow expected and gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.
Continue reading ‘City Preps For Another Nor’easter; Parking Ban In Effect’
by Paul Bass & Markeshia Ricks | Mar 9, 2018 8:58 am | Comments (28)
We need just 1,000 more feet. Then we’ll fly all over, and build our economy.
Continue reading ‘Runway Quest Lands At Capitol’