by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 10, 2014 7:43 am | Comments (8)
With spring just around the corner, watch for budding trees, returning song birds—and a massive citywide cleanup.
by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 9, 2014 2:23 pm | Comments (14)
Addressing a room full of cyclists gearing up for a massive annual ride, Mayor Toni Harp promised them more dedicated, protected bike lanes to ride on.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 20, 2014 3:45 pm | Comments (9)
After days of parking-ban confusion and no sign of city plow trucks in Wooster Square, Bill Iovanne decided to take matters into his own hands—by hiring a private crew to work through the night to dig out the neighborhood.
by Allan Appel | Feb 20, 2014 2:14 pm | Comments (5)
The housing authority is evicting 12 residents.
Arboreal residents, that is.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 14, 2014 5:05 pm | Comments (5)
As city workers shifted from plowing snow to hauling it off of city streets, Mayor Toni Harp stopped by public works headquarters to thank street crews for logging long hours to keep New Haven safe.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 13, 2014 5:10 pm
Craning his neck to see out the windshield, Ray Rivas worked the steering wheel with his left hand and the plow-blade controls with his right. Could he pass his 2008 Sterling plow truck between two parked cars on one-way Chestnut Street?
Nope. He hit both cars.
The city, he said, should have enforced a neighborhood parking ban in the storms leading up to this one.
by Paul Bass | Feb 13, 2014 1:31 pm | Comments (10)
Justin Elicker will help make decisions about the future of land in New Haven—not as the city’s full-time mayor, but as the new part-time executive director of the not-for-profit New Haven Land Trust.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 11, 2014 12:29 pm | Comments (1)
A raccoon met its demise on Trumbull Street, and lay in state for four days ahead of its cremation.
by Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen | Feb 10, 2014 4:27 pm | Comments (3)
Jon-Jay Tilsen delivered the following (here excerpted) sermon—tying the weekly Bible portion to the current public discussion over whether to bury power lines or cut down trees—this past Saturday at Westville’s Congregation Beth-El Keser Israel, where he serves as rabbi. Click here for a background story on the subject in the Independent.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 7, 2014 3:23 pm | Comments (21)
In the wake of power outages caused by storm-toppled trees, United Illuminating suggested cutting back all greenery around power lines. Others have suggested another solution: Placing all power lines underground, out of harm’s way.
That’s an option—if you’re willing to pay for it, and wait.