by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 23, 2015 8:07 am | Comments (10)
Elizabeth Novicki worried that a 30-foot-high city tree was going to fall on her house. She had reason to.
When the tree fell, Novicki (pictured) was lucky to have escaped injury—and be able to say to the city government: I told you so.
by Staff | Feb 18, 2015 12:06 pm
Fire crews contained an oil spill near New Haven Harbor to no more than 1,000 gallons Monday at Stiles and Fulton streets.
by Brian Slattery | Feb 6, 2015 8:30 am
“Thank you all for showing up,” said Joel Tolman, Common Ground High School’s director of impact and engagement, welcoming guests to the launch party on Wednesday evening for New Haven’s 2015 Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride, to be held on Apr. 25. “You are what this event is really about.”
This could sound like a platitude, but in the case of the Earth Day ride, it’s true. An all-volunteer effort — its main organizers meet once a month over chili — the Earth Day ride comes about from the work of over 25 organizations, with support from city and state government, to raise money for local environmental work and celebrate New Haven’s green spaces, the city itself, and its citizens.
by Allan Appel | Feb 6, 2015 3:13 am | Comments (1)
As people raced home to beat the wind and the cold during Thursday night’s rush hour, the city’s rivers responded in their own way to the temperatures plummeting toward the single digits.
They began to turn into potential rinks.
by Allan Appel | Feb 1, 2015 12:10 pm | Comments (1)
As temperatures worked their way toward the windy single digits Saturday morning, an unusual sight greeted Fair Haveners lucky enough to have an easy gander at the Q River: the watery thoroughfare was frozen in parts, bank to bank.
by Paul Bass | Jan 30, 2015 1:29 pm | Comments (9)
Justin Goldberg figured he’d be obtaining a building permit about now for the next phase of reconstructing the Dwight Gardens apartments. Instead, thanks to two different messages from two different bureaucracies, his team had to rework designs – for handling an inch of rainwater.
by Paul Bass | Jan 27, 2015 1:16 pm | Comments (24)
New Haven “dodged a bullet” from Winter Storm Juno and will begin returning to normal—slowly.
That was the word in the latest update on the city’s response to the storm, held at noon at the Emergency Operations Center in the basement of the 200 Orange St. government office building.
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 30, 2014 1:51 pm | Comments (1)
In the next two to three years, New Haven could be awash in green infrastructure projects, rather than flood water.
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 9, 2014 2:12 pm | Comments (1)
You might have noticed a group of men digging a rather large hole in front of Edgewood School. They’re not building an underground classroom, but they’re learning a lot as they build a bioswale.
by Staff | Dec 1, 2014 7:52 am | Comments (2)
Three dozen young people and community volunteers collected 15 bags worth of trash during a cleanup of the Pond Lily Nature Preserve.