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.
Continue reading ‘City Gets Litter-ally Cleaner’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 15, 2016 12:27 pm | Comments (4)
The sweltering heat and the promise of cold, but rapidly melting Ashley’s Ice cream were more than enough incentive to get people to stop and listen to a short, but sweet pitch to sign up for Go New Haven Go’s month-long car-free challenge.
Continue reading ‘Car-Less Challenge Re-Launched’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Aug 15, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (10)
Olive pits, grape skin, almond meal.
Historically, those waste products — and the billions of pounds of other unappetizing refuse left behind during the food production process every year — have gone straight from the factory to the dump.
Continue reading ‘Local Start-Up Turns Waste Into Food’
by Allan Appel | Aug 10, 2016 2:23 pm | Comments (2)
Mia Hudson and Marc Mayo and about 40 of their little pals from their New Haven YMCA Youth Center camp were enjoying the sand, the blue and green climbing apparatus, and, had the rains not threatened, would have frolicked in the clean surf of the B-plus rated waters of the beach at Lighthouse Point Park Wednesday.
A short distance down the promenade, unbeknownst to the kids, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro stood at a portable podium and remembered how she too as a little girl enjoyed the beach every summer and took delight in knowing that current and future generations will likely do the same.
Continue reading ‘$10 Million Coming To Clean The Sound. Maybe’
by Rohan Naik | Aug 5, 2016 11:53 am
The first day of her summer job, Sadilka Lopez had “no idea what I was doing.”
Continue reading ‘Grand Acres Gets Facelift’
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’