by Markeshia Ricks | May 18, 2016 2:29 pm
As much as $4 million may be headed the way of dozens of local not-for-profits, including six separate organizations controlled by Edgewood Rabbi Daniel Greer, in the latest round of an annual state tax-credit sweepstakes.
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by Aliyya Swaby | May 18, 2016 12:02 pm | Comments (11)
Elizabeth Nearing cycled to work at Long Wharf Theatre regularly but didn’t have a bike rack nearby for parking. So she started a campaign to get one.
Continue reading ‘Racks, Cycletracks For Long Wharf’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 17, 2016 8:04 am
A project to restore a wildlife habitat and construct handicap accessible trails around Common Ground High School’s garden will get a $55,000 shot in the arm.
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by Aliyya Swaby | May 2, 2016 12:06 pm | Comments (2)
When my Independent colleague Markeshia Ricks and I set off to ride 20 miles of hilly terrain between two city landmarks, we sought help from 450-watt motors.
Continue reading ‘Two Cheaters “E-Bike” Rock To Rock’
by Brian Slattery | May 2, 2016 12:00 pm | Comments (1)
At Quinnipiac River Park in Fair Haven, Orquesta Espada was heading into the last song of its set. The Caseus truck had run out of supplies to make sandwiches and was packing it in, while the ¡Ay Arepa! truck was still going strong. Chatham Square resident and community organizer Lee Cruz ran back and forth through the crowd of hundreds, from the stage to make announcements to the registration table, where families were still coming. And along Front Street bordering the park, the sharp-eyed could detect a string of new badges fixed to some of the street signs — a string that loops 5.8 miles through Fair Haven in a system of urban trails representing the culmination of a long, community-driven effort.
Continue reading ‘Fair Haven Celebrates Opening Of Urban Trails’
by Aliyya Swaby | Apr 28, 2016 1:17 pm | Comments (3)
The city got a state grant to develop a trail along the Mill River between East Rock Park and Grand Avenue—furthering a project years in the making to create a connected system of trails and bike routes.
Continue reading ‘Mill River Trail Gets Seed Money’
by David Sepulveda | Apr 25, 2016 12:08 pm | Comments (3)
A phalanx of mud-caked, spade shovels Saturday leaned against an Urban Resources Initiative (URI) truck, tools in a war to reclaim a parcel of land that lies between one end of Beaver Pond in New Haven, and the end of a residential cul-de-sac on Cherry Ann Street bordering the Hamden town line.
Continue reading ‘Through Teamwork, A New Park Is Born’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 21, 2016 12:04 pm | Comments (4)
The City Plan Commission dealt a blow to the owner of a Beaver Hills mulch lot that has come under fire with its neighbors and city officials for operating in violation of the law.
Continue reading ‘Mulch Lot’s Hopes Shredded’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 21, 2016 7:41 am | Comments (2)
A long, contentious battle between the City Plan Department and a prospective builder of a new elderly housing complex in the shadow of West Rock came to a quick and quiet end.
Continue reading ‘After Decade Of Wrangling, West Hills Senior Housing Gets OK’
by David Sepulveda | Apr 18, 2016 7:40 am | Comments (2)
“I’m glad to be here — and lucky,” Walter said as he busily screened compost into a wheelbarrow. “My father did gardening for a living. He worked on estates; I work on community.”
Continue reading ‘Seeds Sown Citywide’