by Markeshia Ricks | May 8, 2018 8:37 am | Comments (25)
With just 48 hours left to get a bill that would expand Tweed-New Haven’s runway out of this year’s state legislative session, alders threw a Hail Mary, passing a resolution in support of the airport’s future growth.
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by Allan Appel | May 1, 2018 1:39 pm | Comments (22)
Sean O’Brien and five other Morris Covers walked out of a city-organized workshop on proposed airport improvements and a “community benefits package” to accompany a proposed expanded runway at Tweed Airport. They called the “workshop” a poor substitute for democracy.
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by Thomas Breen | Apr 23, 2018 2:16 pm | Comments (16)
Seven years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed a popular East Shore fishing pier, city and state officials celebrated the grand reopening of a reconstructed pier that includes new amenities for fishing and recreation, and that is structurally resilient enough to withstand higher sea levels and more frequent storms in an era of manmade climate change.
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by Allan Appel | Mar 6, 2018 5:14 pm | Comments (1)
New electricity, new plumbing, new kitchen, new bingo board and sound system.
Add to that new noise-attenutating ceiling-borne panels that look like flying sculptures.
Throw in new flooring, windows, lights, furniture, carpeting, and a paint job of such bright wall colors that Margie Staggers, who is partially blind, can take delight in them.
Continue reading ‘Renovated Senior Centers Show Off Their Youthful New Looks’
by Aneurin Canham-Clyne | Feb 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Planning is underway for a walking trail that will bring East Shore’s history alive.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 1, 2018 1:24 pm | Comments (7)
The tacos looked in order at the truck as Charlene Taylor pulled into the parking lot at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Stiles Street. But something was missing.
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by Cara McDonough | Jan 11, 2018 1:15 pm | Comments (6)
The light show put on each evening on the Q Bridge is made possible by 548 LED fixtures, each with a 50,000-hour lifespan. It’s Joe Ponzio’s job to make sure they’re running right.
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by Allan Appel | Jan 11, 2018 9:28 am | Comments (6)
You dredge, deepen and extend the New Haven harbor channel to bring in bigger ships leading to more efficient business.
Then you take the sand, silt, and other stuff you’ve hauled out of the depths and use it to shore up washing away beaches, to create new shellfish habitats and salt marshes. Who knows? Maybe you even find three of Fort Hale’s three missing 1779 cannon.
That rosy picture of an invigorated harbor all depends on one big “if”: If the dredged out material is biologically safe —non-toxic, and suitable for such beneficial uses.
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by Christopher Peak | Nov 17, 2017 9:00 am | Comments (8)
Another undocumented immigrant, this time a father of three in the Annex who said he has paid his taxes and obeyed the law, has been ordered to leave the country by month’s end. New Haven’s taking up his cause. His story sounds familiar — with options running out.
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by Karen Ponzio | Nov 13, 2017 8:51 am | Comments (1)
Pat Prince edits Goldmine, a print and online magazine that caters to the vinyl and music collector. “Once KISS took off their makeup, that was the end of them for a lot of people,” he said during one of many musical discussions people were having at a “Record Riot” on Sunday at the Annex YMA Club Lounge and Hall on Woodward Avenue. Later on, New Haven musician Tim Goselin pulled the KISS album Animalize out of the stacks and smiled.
“This was one of the ones that did it for me as a kid. I love their stuff from when they stopped wearing the makeup. I’m always looking for those records,” he said.
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