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by Thomas MacMillan | Sep 20, 2013 5:15 pm | Comments (4)
Friday was just a normal day at the office for Julia Ramaccia—sitting with co-workers, typing on her computer—except for the cars and trucks zipping by just past her elbow.
by Thomas MacMillan | Sep 17, 2013 3:00 pm | Comments (1)
By the end of the year, the sun shining on the roof of the Ralph Walker pavilion will mean a chillier ice-skating rink inside.
That’s because the sun’s rays will strike new solar panels mounted atop the rink’s roof, powering the chillers that keep the ice frozen inside.
by Brianne Bowen | Aug 21, 2013 3:45 pm | Comments (11)
The first sign was the smell: a stench so strong it gave 14-year-old Madeleine Cahn a headache. Three days and two rainstorms later, the odor remained. Madeleine’s mom, Laura Cahn, said she too felt a headache just walking the 15 feet from the back door of her home on Cleveland Road to her car.
by Cora Lewis | Aug 16, 2013 1:36 pm | Comments (1)
Morris Cove’s Pardee Sea Wall has seen its share of storm surges since 2011. State Sens. Martin Looney and Toni Harp took advantage of calmer weather there to warn people about bad weather to come—and bad prices for storm response services.
by Thomas MacMillan | Aug 15, 2013 12:38 pm | Comments (6)
Thanks to a freshly signed law, 360 State may finally crank its world-class fuel cell up to its fullest green-energy potential—as soon as state regulators write some new regulations.
by Allan Appel | Aug 1, 2013 1:05 pm | Comments (4)
(Updated 12:54 p.m.) Larry Waldorf has been trying for more than a decade to build more than 100 senior homes on a steep swath of land running down from Whalley Avenue to the West River. After a second city denial, he plans to keep trying—in court, not at City Hall.
by Brianne Bowen | Jul 30, 2013 1:22 pm | Comments (3)
A green high school is getting even greener.
The high school, Common Ground High School – one of three federally recognized “Green Ribbon” schools in Connecticut – outlined its plans to build the first LEED platinum certified school building in New Haven during a tour with visitors from the U.S. Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency.
by Allan Appel | Jul 18, 2013 11:40 am | Comments (3)
As the city considers permitting a first-time ever use of park land for a cell phone tower in Fair Haven Heights, neighbors have banded together to raise questions about forest destruction, community-building, and government responsiveness.
by Stacy Davis | Jul 12, 2013 7:36 am | Comments (8)
Picking. Digging. Watering. People from Newhall and Division Streets have been planting shrubs, trees and flowers throughout their neighborhood for years. This week they planted a tree in front of Macedonia Church of God in Christ.
by Paul Bass | Jul 3, 2013 7:02 am | Comments (14)
On one of New Haven’s most slumlord-devastated streets, Wendell Claxton and his buddies created an oasis that beautifies and feeds the neighborhood—an oasis that survived a death threat this week.