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“Shantytown” Sparkles By The Q

by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 18, 2014 3:24 pm | Comments (7)

Thomas MacMillan Photo A decade ago, Curtis Libert found a riverside dump with dead dogs and old mattresses. He transformed it into a treasure trove of fruit trees, plastic kiddie bikes, a time-traveling easy chair, and royal red carpet.

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Teens On Bikes Sweep Newhallville

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 18, 2014 12:49 pm | Comments (6)

Melissa Bailey Photo Neighbors shut their doors to avoid confrontation as a pack of teenage bikers set upon Newhallville—armed with pamphlets about going green and saving money.

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UI Prepares To Axe 35 East Rock Trees

by Julia Zorthian | Jul 17, 2014 12:21 pm | Comments (15)

Julia Zorthian Photo (Updated with map of the trees) Three on Mechanic Street. Four on Bishop. Seven on Cottage. Three on State Street. Thirteen on Orange.

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Cherry Ann Recyclers Go 3 For 6

by Paul Bass | Jul 7, 2014 1:00 pm | Comments (5)

Paul Bass Photo Thanks to a hands-on lesson from a citywide clean-up campaign, tenants on a trash-plagued block of Newhallville upped their game for their weekly recycling collection—with more work left to be done to hit their goal.

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City Gets $3.3M In Storm Relief

by Staff | Jul 1, 2014 7:51 pm | Comments (1)

New Haven’s receiving millions of dollars to repair damage from the great superstorm of 2012 and prepare for superstorms to come in an era of climate change.

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Guess Which Park

by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 30, 2014 2:59 pm | Comments (1)

Think you can tell Edgewood Park from College Woods? East Rock Park from West Rock Park? Your skills are about to be put to the test.

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Tire Recycler Eyes Fair Haven Waterfront

by Paul Bass | Jun 25, 2014 3:02 pm | Comments (23)

Paul Bass Photo Tires—loads and loads and loads of tires—may arrive on the shores of Fair Haven if a growing recycling company gets its wish.

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Legal Opinion: City Can’t Order Tree Preservation

by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 19, 2014 2:54 pm

THomas MacMillan Photo The city can’t forbid private property owners from cutting down trees. But it can tighten its zoning laws regarding excavation.

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It Took A City To Raise A Greenhouse

by Paul Bass | Jun 19, 2014 12:02 pm | Comments (2)

Paul Bass Photo Robert Rouse’s scallions sprung up from his bed in a Newhallvile community garden—along with a new greenhouse steps away that a broader community came together to plant.

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Rainbow Park Gets Thumbs Up

by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 17, 2014 2:13 pm | Comments (1)

A rainbow rose on Edgewood Avenue, lifted by lots of little hands.

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Traffic/Road Safety
Sep 29, 2014 10:35 pm
Address: Edgewood Avenue & West Rock Avenue New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 3

This intersection is dangerous, particularly during the morning...

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Illegal Dumping
Sep 29, 2014 9:37 pm
Address: Front St & Middletown Ave New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 2

Somebody dumped an children's playpen under the bridge, and there are big...

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