Pipeline [Controversy] Runs Through Downtown

by Allan Appel | Sep 8, 2016 7:09 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo With pulsating Native American drumming and signs and chants declaring “Drink Water, Not Oil,” “Move to Clean Energy,” and “Hey, hey, ho ho, Dakota Access Got to Go,” demonstrators staged an anti-crude oil pipeline protest Wednesday afternoon at the corner of College and Chapel Streets.

The pipeline is being constructed in the Midwest. New Haven’s protest was loud, clear, and rhythmic during the downtown rush hour, although no pedestrian or vehicular traffic appeared to be disrupted.

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City Gets Litter-ally Cleaner

by Allan Appel | Aug 18, 2016 2:10 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoA 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.

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$10 Million Coming To Clean The Sound. Maybe

by Allan Appel | Aug 10, 2016 1:23 pm | Comments (2)

Allan Appel Photo 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.

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