East Rock

Clear That Snow —& Those Branches

by Allan Appel | Feb 27, 2019 6:02 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoHomeowners are responsible for clearing snow from their sidewalk in front of their houses within 24 hours. If not, they are liable to be ticketed —  although the city has precious few staffers to notify violators and to enforce.

What about fallen branches? Who’s responsible to clean those up, especially if they’re too large for an individual homeowner to handle?

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East Rock Wants State To Allow Lower Speed Limits

by Allan Appel | Feb 27, 2019 8:44 am | Comments (13)

Would a Yale School of Management student have been struck last week by a vehicle near the intersection of Lincoln and Pearl streets if the speed limit were below 25 miles per hour?

That question was more than academic when neighbors described it this week, because the state is considering a bill to allow cities to drop limits below that 25 mile-per-hour threshold.

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Peabody Plans Progress

by Thomas Breen | Feb 26, 2019 5:08 pm | Comments (6)

Centerbook ArchitectsThomas Breen photoThe City Plan Commission has signed off on Yale’s proposed renovation of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, paving the way for significantly more exhibition space, bus parking, and pedestrian connections to Yale’s Science Hill.

The new design doesn’t include a cafeteria, so visitors made hungry by the insects and dinosaurs on display will still have to find lunch elsewhere — to the disappointment of some commissioners.

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