Posts Tagged ‘ New Haven ’

MAP: How Much of Your Town Is Open Space?

Apr 14th, 2014 | By

Less than two-thirds of Connecticut towns have conserved more than the state goal of 21 percent. For more on this story, visit: MAP: How Much of Your Town Is Open Space? – Around Town – Madison, CT Patch.



New Haven development site may hold motherlode of artifacts, city man says

Apr 12th, 2014 | By

For a decade, Robert Greenberg has had his eye on a parcel along College Street, between George and Crown, across the street from Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School. It’s the site of a mixed-use, $50 million development being built by the Middletown company CenterPlan. For more on this story, visit: New Haven development site

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Route 34 hits political traffic | Yale Daily News

Apr 9th, 2014 | By

While New Haven’s Community Development Committee met last week to discuss a redevelopment plan for Route 34, New Haven bikers, car owners and environmental activists held their breaths.



Route 34 Re-Zoned

Apr 8th, 2014 | By

By a unanimous vote Monday, city lawmakers rezoned 16.2 acres of vacant land along Route 34, paving the way for a proposed $11 million new home for the not-for-profit organization Continuum of Care. The vote, which took place at Monday’s full Board of Alders meeting, concerned the stretch of Route 34 between Ella T. Grasso

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Study: Hartford, New Haven Hurt By Abundance of Parking

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Regardless of how hard it can seem to find a parking spot sometimes, Hartford and New Haven have built a lot more parking over the past few decades. But that can be a bad thing. A team of researchers at the University of Connecticut recently investigated the impact of parking policies in six cities across

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Route 34 West Plan Gets 6-0 Thumbs Up

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Last week, Dolores Colon wasn’t ready to vote. She worried about more pollution coming to an asthma-choked neighborhood. Six nights later, she had waded through reports—and voted for a plan to start rebuilding a bulldozed former neighborhood, a plan that she concluded won’t further dirty the air. Five of her fellow Board of Alders members

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Former New Haven Land Trust Chief Arrested

Mar 20th, 2014 | By
A photo of Chris Randall when he was working with the New Haven Land Trust. (photo: Allen Appel, New Haven Independent)

Former New Haven Land Trust Executive Director Chris Randall was arrested on larceny charges Thursday after about $21,000 was found to be unaccounted for by the organization.



New Haven at turning point, ‘Main Street’ consultants say

Mar 17th, 2014 | By

Connecticut Main Street consultants, after a whirlwind 96-hour tour of some city districts, said New Haven has amazing resources that it just needs to coordinate to enhance growth. Mayor Toni Harp brought in the group to help the city activate four commercial corridors she feels need attention: Grand, Dixwell, Whalley and Congress avenues. For more

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New Havener gives life to otherwise wasted space

Mar 11th, 2014 | By
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Brad Armstrong found great joy working on organic farms in Vermont and Idaho. But when he moved back to his native New Haven a few years ago, hydroponics (or gardening without soil) became his passion. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Jeryl Brunner in The Huffington Post.



Route 34 West Plan Advances

Feb 21st, 2014 | By
A conceptual view of phase one, with Continuum of Care headquarters bottom right. (photo: Chris Bockstael, Svigals Partners architects)

The builders of a proposed new development along Route 34 across from Career High School went public with a conceptual design and details of that plan at City Hall Wednesday night, and they got the approval of the City Plan Commission.



Petition would ban wood smoke

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

Among car exhaust, factory fumes and coal-fired power plants, there is one source of air pollution that Connecticut residents know little about: emissions from residential wood smoke. Earlier this month, The American Lung Association of the Northeast, the Sierra Club of Connecticut and Environment and Human Health, Inc. submitted a legal petition to the Connecticut

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Pedestrians concerned about New Haven traffic safety

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

In light of Mayor Toni Harp’s call for heightened pedestrian safety in her State of the City address, concerns persist for the safety of certain intersections on Yale’s campus. For more on this story, visit: Pedestrians concerned about traffic safety | Yale Daily News.



Justin Elicker named executive director of the New Haven Land Trust

Feb 13th, 2014 | By
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Elicker has worked with the Yale Office of Sustainability and served as a sustainability consultant to numerous companies. He has a dual master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Management. He will manage all aspects of the organization’s administration and programs and be charged with organizing and strengthening the Land Trust’s already robust network of volunteers in running programs, raising funds and increasing the visibility of the organization.



New Haven may see new transportation app

Jan 30th, 2014 | By

New Haven’s new transit chief, Doug Hausladen ’04, backed the idea of real-time tracking devices at a press conference last week — when he was tapped by Mayor Toni Harp to head the city’s Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking. He will start in that role Feb. 1. Hausladen said he would support the development

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City passes zoning map amendment for Route 34

Jan 16th, 2014 | By
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It’s part of an effort to “re-stitch” the West River neighborhood, which was wounded by a huge gash a half-century ago when the city decided to raze and entire neighborhood to make way for a highway that never got built.



Hundreds of striped bass found dead in Connecticut River tributary

Jan 12th, 2014 | By

It appears as if humans weren’t the only ones badly stressed by the recent cold snap. Hundreds of striped bass were found dead this week in the Blackhall River, a tributary of the Connecticut River in Old Lyme, in what state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials believe was a natural die-off related to

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Why parts of the Sound where hypoxia is worst have low transfer efficiency rates of nitrogen pollution discharge from wastewater treatment plants

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By
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When you look at the map of transfer efficiencies, you notice that the efficiency generally gets higher from east to west, and from north to south.

Wastewater treatment plants closer to Western LIS and the Narrows, where hypoxia is worst, have the highest transfer efficiencies, which makes sense.

But some of the biggest plants which discharge into LIS are those serving New York City, which when combined, discharge just over 1,000,000,000 (yes, one billion) gallons of treated sewage per day. By volume of discharge and total nitrogen load, the impact of these plants dwarfs the impact of surrounding facilities.

Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Long Island Sound Study.



New Haven Streetlight Bill Cut $110K After UI ‘Fleecing’

Dec 27th, 2013 | By

Looking over the city’s electric bill, Giovanni Zinn noticed something odd: United Illuminating was charging New Haven three times more than Connecticut Light & Power would to keep streetlights lit. Zinn (pictured) did some more digging, the city hired a lawyer, and now New Haven will save about $110,000 on streetlight power in the coming

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West Haven fined for illegal sewage discharges; Will ‘significantly reduce’ illegal discharges.

Dec 20th, 2013 | By
What can happen during heavy storms of sewer systems are not upgraded. This photo was taken one block from West Haven beach. (photo: cjzurcher)

A major settlement involving federal and state regulators and the City of West Haven will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage into the environment throughout West Haven from the City’s wastewater collection system.

Under the terms of the settlement, the city will reduce illegal raw sewage overflows from their wastewater collection system, which previously has been discharged to area waterways including New Haven Harbor and the Long Island Sound, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.



Have you signed up for the Healthy Climate Challenge? What are you waiting for? Sign up today!!

Dec 17th, 2013 | By
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The pledge requires a commitment to take five steps: 1) Two days of walking, biking, or public transit a month; 2) Choosing the 100% renewable option on electricity; 3) Two meat-free days a week. Click on this Environmental Headline for more about the Healthy Climate Challenge.