by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 14, 2016 8:21 am | Comments (6)
New Haven/Leon Sister City Project’s small size helped it sweep a prize for avoiding greenhouse gas emissions by a small organization in a recent citywide “Car Free Challenge” — given that one of its employees doesn’t even own a car.
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by Paul Bass | Sep 26, 2016 4:11 pm | Comments (15)
Thirty-eight trees and an old electrical substation are set to become history as United Illuminating crews begin to upgrade service in Fair Haven, Jocelyn Square and a slice of East Rock.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 21, 2016 1:28 pm
Julie Peterman said the most difficult part of building a habitat behind Conte West Hills School was preparing the ground — given that a 1964 factory burning left pieces of brick and concrete hidden under the soil.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 13, 2016 12:16 pm | Comments (15)
New Haveners concerned about a proposed rate increase said that they want United Illuminating to have the infrastructure to withstand superstorms, but that they’ve already paid for it.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 12, 2016 11:47 am | Comments (1)
The principal of a Wallace Street construction site is contesting $65,000 in federal fines levied for allegedly failing to protect workers from asbestos exposure.
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by Michelle Liu | Sep 9, 2016 8:19 am | Comments (11)
“Bugs” or “insects”? “Hypoxia” or “deplete”? “Organic” or “inorganic”?
A vote on a resolution urging New Haveners to refrain from using lawn chemicals stalled on the question of mincing words like these.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 8, 2016 8:23 am | Comments (17)
Imagine downtown drivers pulling into parking garages instead of first circling the block looking for spots. Imagine that inside these garages parkers also pick up locally grown fruits and vegetables or read poetry on the walls.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 8, 2016 8:09 am | Comments (1)
With pulsating Native American drumming and signs and chants declaring “Drink Water, Not Oil,” “Move to Clean Energy,” and “Hey, hey, ho ho, Dakota Access Got to Go,” demonstrators staged an anti-crude oil pipeline protest Wednesday afternoon at the corner of College and Chapel Streets.
The pipeline is being constructed in the Midwest. New Haven’s protest was loud, clear, and rhythmic during the downtown rush hour, although no pedestrian or vehicular traffic appeared to be disrupted.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 2, 2016 12:01 am | Comments (10)
Kathy Fay biked to City Hall Wednesday to help launch the third year of New Haven’s car-less commuting challenge — because, she said, she knows firsthand the joy that comes from walking and cycling to and from her job.
“I crave the decompression time,” she said. “It really has changed my life.”
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by Allan Appel | Aug 18, 2016 3:10 pm | Comments (1)
A campaign to clean up New Haven produced the following results:
• Compliments from potential developers about how neat New Haven looks.
• About 426,000 pounds of garbage picked up in the 27 square blocks of downtown over the past six months.
• A new slogan, “Pick It Up,” festooned on posters, in schools, and soon on the sides of the city’s street sweepers.
• Committers of low-level crimes performing 1100 hours of community service specifically picking up trash and removing graffiti instead of going to jail.
* Sherwin Williams paint stores providing qualifying city residents free graffiti removal kits to do the job themselves.
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