by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 25, 2016 2:12 pm
Wood dust flew in all directions as Chris Martindale sawed down a sick ash tree near Greene Street in Wooster Square Park.
The city parks employee was the one doing the chopping, but the tall tree had already succumbed to the burrowing of a tiny green beetle.
Continue reading ‘Boring Beetles Topple Big Ashes’
by Rohan Naik | Jul 22, 2016 8:00 am
At first, Malik Joyner thought “green” work was for the birds. Now he’s taking the lead on creating urban oases, with the help of bird lovers.
Continue reading ‘How Malik Went Green’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 19, 2016 7:23 am
A short but violent storm took down tree branches around town, roughed up cemeteries and sent the first night of a summer “Hi-Fi Pie” Fest indoors.
Continue reading ‘Storm Disturbs The Dead, Sends Pie Inside’
by Qi Xu | Jul 14, 2016 12:19 pm | Comments (1)
New Haveners can now obtain resident parking permits and book first-time bulk trash collections each year for no cost.
Continue reading ‘City Spreads The Word: Park & Dump For Free’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 12, 2016 11:58 am | Comments (1)
Mateo Cruz hadn’t even started his second birthday party at the Cityseed Fair Haven Farmers Market, when thunder rumbled in the distance.
Continue reading ‘Farmers Market Gets Thunderous Welcome’
by Daniela Brighenti | Jul 11, 2016 7:00 am | Comments (1)
On the steps of City Hall, 11 kids became the proud owners of shiny new bicycles.
Continue reading ‘Students Bike For A Greener Elm City’
by Brian Slattery | Jul 7, 2016 9:32 am | Comments (4)
Orange Street was quiet, and the parking alongside East Rock Park ample, when we stopped next to the canoe launch at the bridge and slipped our canoe into the water of the tidal Mill River at about 10:40 a.m. on Independence Day. We—my wife Steph, my son Leo, and I—were there to enjoy a perfect summer morning.
We were also there to take stock of the Mill River in East Rock amid plans to open it further to recreation, in both the city’s plan to expand the trails along the river and the private developments happening right around where I-91 and State Street cross the water.
Continue reading ‘Can Mill River Be A Bridge?’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 1, 2016 8:05 am
It lives in a river with a history of abuse and pollution. It swims in waters filled with hard-to-filter chemicals.
Despite that discouraging environment, an expert told a riverine gathering, the male mummichog is in OK shape, for the time being.
Continue reading ‘Mud Minnow Is Safe — For Now’
by Allan Appel | Jun 29, 2016 7:20 am | Comments (5)
Hector Diaz was netting healthy-sized blue crabs and even big eels in the Mill River Tuesday afternoon.
Two dozen non-angling environmental and development officials from the city and state, along with Mill River Trail Association devotees, were on hand to admire the catch. They were also there to tell Diaz, through the ceremonies that ensued, that in the months and years ahead his access to the river for fishing and other enjoyments will be a lot easier.
Continue reading ‘Crabs Caught, River Trail Hailed’
by Paul Bass | Jun 23, 2016 3:52 pm | Comments (3)
The football team would have to play elsewhere. Construction workers would have to keep their distance. Because a rare mama killdeer had settled on the renovated Bowen Field — and wasn’t leaving until her chicks hatched.
Continue reading ‘Mama Bird Claims 50-Yard Line’