Posts Tagged ‘ Hartford ’

9 Town Transit Bus Ridership Climbs

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

The shoreline’s public bus system, 9 Town Transit, once again saw tremendous growth in bus ridership during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, with passenger trips up 29% over the prior year. 9 Town Transit Executive Director Joseph Comerford contributes the growth to expanded service hours and improved awareness of the service.

The Park River: Exploring Hartford’s Underbelly | Where We Live – WNPR

Jul 26th, 2012 | By

A hundred years ago, a river ran through the city of Hartford. And I don’t mean the powerful, 400 mile long Connecticut river. It was the Park River…and it was not loved. Due to massive pollution, the spread of disease, and a few devastating floods –the Park River, was buried beneath the city, entombed in

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$2 million in funding for the Greater Hartford Transit District

Jul 25th, 2012 | By

Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman, Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. John B. Larson announced $2 million in federal funding for the Greater Hartford Transit District. Awarded through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Bus Livability Program the funding will be used to implement pedestrian safety improvements as part of the Sigourney Street Connectivity Improvements Project at the

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Stormwater provides service learning project, Park River protection

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

MDC to support Watkinson School’s annual service learning project to prevent dumping of waste in local storm drains West Hartford residents and their sixth grade science classmates from Watkinson School in Hartford stenciled storm drains and distributed educational fliers in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Kenwood Circle, a service project aimed at protecting the Park River.

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DEEP Issues Proposed Final Decision on Inland Wetlands Permit for New Britain to Hartford Busway

Feb 1st, 2012 | By

The Connecticut DEEP today issued a proposed final decision recommending the issuance of an inland wetlands and watercourses permit to the Connecticut DOT required for the construction of the New Britain to Hartford busway. The proposed final decision can be accessed on the DEEP web site. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

UTC PureCell System Lands at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s Mount Sinai Campus

Jan 31st, 2012 | By

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center received a UTC Power PureCell Model 400 system on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.The system will provide clean, reliable on-site power at the St. Francis Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital campus on Blue Hills Avenue in Hartford. The fuel cell from UTC Power will provide 400kw of clean, reliable power to Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, serving nearly half of the building’s electrical needs.

Storms Complicate Matters, But Work Continues On River Trail Project

Dec 31st, 2011 | By

WINDSOR — Progress on construction of the multiuse River Trail is on schedule, despite a tropical storm in August that downed trees and flooded the banks of the Connecticut River and a freakish October snowstorm that brought down even more trees. Work on the trail, which eventually is expected to run from the Barber Street

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Hartford’s Coltsville gets $5M boost

Dec 20th, 2011 | By

Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra says the Connecticut Bond Commission’s approval of $5 million for the Coltsville Historic District is another boost in Hartford’s efforts to win National Park designation for the South End site. For more on this story, visit: Hartford’s Coltsville gets $5M boost | Hartford Business. The State Bond Commission’s approval of

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Hartford Mayor Segarra announces $450K brownfield grant

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

Mayor Pedro E. Segarra confirmed Monday that the City of Hartford will receive a $450,000 Brownfield Development Grant to facilitate development at the former Capewell Horsenail Factory Complex. The grant, which was approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), will be used for environment investigation and remediation of land

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Hosp. of Central CT moves toward energy efficient lighting

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

The Hospital of Central Connecticut is investing nearly half a million dollars to switch to energy efficient lighting at its two campuses and off-site facilities, a move that is expected to reduce the health care organization’s utility costs and pay for itself in just over four years. For more on this story, visit: Hosp. of

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Hartford’s Mary Hooker School Goes Platinum

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

The conversion included a complete redesign and renovation of the building with a 30,000-square-foot addition to adhere to the school’s new theme at a cost of $42 million. In addition to expanded parking, a new cafeteria and a convenient drop-off area for school buses, the upgrades consisted of a butterfly vivarium; a 30-seat interactive film theater; a laboratory with 50 freshwater and salt water aquariums for fish breeding; a weather station; a glass-shrouded lobby with a fish pond and a greenhouse, where students grow their own lunch vegetables. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

Hartford: City Gets $1.7 Million Federal Grant For Street Improvements Near Union Station

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

The city has received a $1.7 million federal transportation grant to help improve pedestrian access to Union Station. The grant will pay for improvements to a 1,620-foot stretch of Asylum and Farmington avenues. The upgrades will help create “safer, convenient and attractive routes to the station from surrounding residential, shopping and employment districts,” city officials

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How About A Tour Through The Heart Of Hartford?

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

Create a one-day bus package that, beginning to end, is about the best Hartford has to offer. Travel from the Riverfront to Mark Twain’s house to top restaurants to the Science Center and Atheneum — while Hartford history scrolls past the side windows. In putting together the tours, do not worry about demographics. Offer it

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Making Hartford and Connecticut Competitive – Hartford Courant

Aug 8th, 2011 | By

Colorful buses will not make Hartford competitive. A new, catchy slogan will not change the business landscape. Dyeing the Connecticut River oxblood red might earn notice on NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” but do nothing to bring new jobs and opportunities to Hartford. Successful rebranding and marketing Hartford and its region ultimately demands substance.

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Artists Canoe Underground To Explore Buried Park River In Hartford

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

Unexpectedly, the Park River, muddy, polluted and entombed, still inspires. Largely unnoticed today, except for the occasional guerrilla canoeist, the Park took on the name Hog River because of its dirty, smelly composition during the 19th century. By the time it was buried in the 1940s, it was little better than a flowing sewer. Rick Green of The Hartford Courant reports.

Hartford’s iQuilt greenway project wins $150K NEA grant

Jul 8th, 2011 | By

Hartford’s iQuilt project –that would connect Hartford’s historical and arts centers by way of a greenway that will stretch from Bushnell Park to the Connecticut River — is the recipient of a $150,000 federal arts grant, authorities say. Read more here: Hartford’s iQuilt wins $150K NEA grant | Hartford Business.

Good news: Cities are growing again

Apr 2nd, 2011 | By

Connecticut’s cities just received some good news from what is usually a source of bad tidings — the U.S. Census Bureau. For the first time since 1950, the state’s five largest cities all posted population gains in a decennial census.

Water on our Doorstep: The Park River Watershed: Past, Present and Future, March 22, 2011, Hartford

Mar 7th, 2011 | By

Water on our Doorstep: The Park River Watershed: Past, Present and Future, takes place all day at March 22, 2011, at the Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford.

Fast Start for Malloy on Transit, Smart Growth

Mar 1st, 2011 | By

CT Governor Dan Malloy went to bat for transportation during his administration’s first Bond Commission meeting on Friday, releasing over $250 million for transportation-related projects, with approximately $203 million of that going to transit and transit-oriented development initiatives.

West Ender Swears He Saw Seal In Hartford’s Park River

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

Mystic Aquarium confirmed the sighting of a yearling harp seal in Hartford’s Riverside Park in 2007, but that’s along the Connecticut River. For much of its course, the Park River, still commonly known as the Hog River, struggles to remain a step above being a sewer.