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4 “Urban Oases” Created In City Parks

by Staff | Aug 11, 2014 8:26 am

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Common Ground High School sent in these photos and the following write-up about the creation of urban wildlife refuges in New Haven, announced at an event Friday morning featuring kids, environmentalists, politicians and the United States Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS).

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In 30 Days, 47 Greenies Drive 10,276 Fewer Miles

by Julia Zorthian | Aug 8, 2014 11:33 am | Comments (3)

Julia Zorthian Photo Close to 50 New Haveners accepted a challenge to bike or bus or carpool instead of drive—and succeeded in burning more calories than carbon dioxide in the process.

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Quality Hyundai Goes Solar

by Allan Appel | Aug 6, 2014 2:04 pm | Comments (2)

The cars don’t run on solar power (yet!), but the dealership now does.

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Planned Seawall Faces Delays, Hurdles

by Jan Ellen Spiegel | Aug 5, 2014 11:43 am | Comments (11)

Gwyneth K. Shaw Photo Jan Ellen Spiegel/CT Mirror PhotoA longstanding and controversial request to build a 500-foot-long seawall along Morris Cove, approved as infrastructure funding, could be years away from implementation. The project faces serious hurdles that could make meeting grant-imposed deadlines a race with the clock.

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Teen Garden-Rescuers Beat Back The Invasives

by Allan Appel | Aug 1, 2014 3:13 pm | Comments (2)

Allan Appel Photo A month ago, Eneida Martinez didn’t know you could even grow vegetables in old contaminated New Haven.

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City Reels In A Big Green Fish

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 28, 2014 8:10 am | Comments (1)

Melissa Bailey Photo Let’s fix that pier—and give the fisherman who climbed around that chain-link fence more places to catch snapper.

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Group Plants Solutions For Safer Streets

by David Sepulveda | Jul 25, 2014 12:00 pm | Comments (1)

DAVID SEPULVEDA  PHOTO Freshly planted trees garnished with hostas and lillies look beautiful to those who slow down to notice, but for the Green Hill Terrace residents who planted them, the effort is not just about beautification. It’s about survival.

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Smog Dragon Takes On Green-Energy Phoenix

by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 23, 2014 12:02 pm | Comments (1)

An epic parking-space battle raged in front of City Hall, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

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“Shantytown” Sparkles By The Q

by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 18, 2014 3:24 pm | Comments (7)

Thomas MacMillan Photo A decade ago, Curtis Libert found a riverside dump with dead dogs and old mattresses. He transformed it into a treasure trove of fruit trees, plastic kiddie bikes, a time-traveling easy chair, and royal red carpet.

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Teens On Bikes Sweep Newhallville

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 18, 2014 12:49 pm | Comments (6)

Melissa Bailey Photo Neighbors shut their doors to avoid confrontation as a pack of teenage bikers set upon Newhallville—armed with pamphlets about going green and saving money.

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Multiple Panhandlers
Sep 17, 2014 3:10 pm
Address: Church & Grove New Haven, Connecticut
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I get it, but today there were almost 5 different panhandlers asking for change all along...

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Pothole
Sep 17, 2014 3:05 pm
Address: 427-435 Valley Street New Haven, Connecticut
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