by Thomas Breen | Apr 20, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (6)
The greenbelt outside of the CVS on Whalley Avenue will soon be home to the new city bike share program’s first “orphan” ad panel: an eight-by-five-foot, double-sided advertisement that will not stand immediately alongside a group of lime-green bicycles available for short-term rental.
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by Thomas Breen | Apr 11, 2018 12:09 pm | Comments (7)
The city’s bike share program has a new advertiser: Coors Light.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 3, 2018 8:24 am | Comments (11)
Hartford—New Haven State Rep. Pat Dillon said she received some criticism from colleagues when she introduced a bill that would reinforce cities’ authority to regulate the brightness of digital billboards. Weren’t there more important things for her to draft legislation about?
Then a new sign at Whalley Avenue and Emerson Street was powered on.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 23, 2018 8:18 am | Comments (21)
Lawmakers didn’t press “like” as they questioned a proposal to spend $50,000 a year on a new mayoral Facebook/Twitter/Snapchat specialist while raising taxes 11 percent.
Mayoral officials responded that in a social media-saturated era of vanishing news reporters, City Hall must become more of its own news outlet.
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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.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 28, 2018 1:00 pm | Comments (4)
An electronic billboard’s LED pixels on upper Whalley have illuminated a hole in the zoning ordinance, and sent politicians looking to tighten regulations before the Elm City starts to resemble Vegas.
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by Paul Bass | Feb 22, 2018 3:07 pm
Miami — Fake news and comment-thread sewers don’t scare Jimmy Wales.
Wales, the man who who conquered the World Wide Web 1.0 with a vision of citizen-powered information called Wikipedia, is back with an updated plan to protect us from from threats to a vital press, without giving up the democratic dream.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 21, 2018 9:21 am | Comments (17)
New Haveners have a new, healthier transit option — coupled with enticements to consume Coca-Cola and Sausage McMuffins.
Those fast-food advertisements have gone up alongside docking stations for Bike New Haven, the city’s long-awaited bike-share program.
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by Staff | Feb 14, 2018 1:47 pm | Comments (1)
New Haven’s downtown gateway to higher ed has become a gateway to the statewide radio airwaves, as well.
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by Mercy A. Quaye | Jan 18, 2018 5:09 pm | Comments (2)
Do plagiarism laws apply to memes?
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