Posts Tagged ‘ New Haven ’

Going green could spare flood damage

Oct 15th, 2014 | By
A rain storm in 2012 prevented many commuters from finding a dry route to their homes after work. (photo: cjzurcher)

New Haven’s flood problems might be solved with green infrastructure, according to a project currently under review in City Hall.

Coast Guard to aid oil spill clean-up in New Haven

Oct 8th, 2014 | By

The U.S. Coast Guard will assist in the cleanup of an oil spill at Mill River in New Haven this week after a report filed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection alerted them to the slick. For more on this story, visit: Coast Guard to aid oil spill clean-up | Yale Daily

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Oil spill cleanup planned at New Haven’s former English Station power plant

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

The Coast Guard is preparing for an environmental cleanup inside the former English Station power plant after oil from the facility apparently went into the Mill River last month.

Threat To Mill River Declared

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By

As to the “substantial threat”: in recent history multiple sheens have been observed on the Mill River and that the oil on the property is known to be “uncontrolled.” “Even a drop is substantial and the Coast Guard takes seriously any amount. We want to get on the river and clean [it up].” For more

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Neighbors question Yale’s use of pesticides

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

After a long battle with Yale’s administration, some New Haven residents are still questioning the University’s use of pesticides, which they said have infiltrated surrounding neighborhoods. Laura Cahn, who lives on Cleveland Avenue bordering Yale’s athletic fields, has been leading efforts against the University’s pesticide use for several years. Cahn said that in the past

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Land at Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival in New Haven Sunday

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

Lighthouse Point Park absolutely glows in the light of early autumn. The place also buzzes (no, really) with the activity of all manner of winged creature making its way southward. See for yourself Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the annual Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival, a celebration of birds, butterflies and dragonflies.

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A new radio series out of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is spreading climate change awareness

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

The series, produced by Yale Climate Connections at FES and launched on Aug. 18, features 90-second stories about how climate change is affecting lives nationwide.

Questions are being raised over proposed tire-shredding plant in New Haven

Aug 6th, 2014 | By

Questions remain for some about how the waste management solution is regulated, and whether the end product is a health concern.

New Haven chosen for clean FuelCell Energy power plant

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Information regarding the projects, which consist of two 2.8 MW DFC3000 fuel cell power plants to be installed at different sites within the UI service territory, was released on April 30 and identified Bridgeport as one location with the other to be named at a later date.

Dreams, Critiques Fill Matthew Nemerson’s inbox

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

Some recent Independent stories have detailed the bigger-picture behind-the-scenes development efforts contained in the e-mail file: a quest to find CRN a downtown home for its corporate headquarters; a request by a builder to buy a city-owned empty lot on Orange Street; a tire-recycler’s proposal to build a state-assisted plant in Fair Haven; a plan

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New Haven residents sound off on transportation woes

Jul 10th, 2014 | By

New Haven transportation czar Doug Hausladen said he would look into several issues he heard, including service quality, service frequency on Sundays, inadequate signage and poor bus stop conditions. Hausladen said he would personally be looking at the condition of bus stops near Walmart and 150 Sargent Drive. Hausladen said the issue at hand is

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New Haven parks and waterways bicycle tour 9-noon, June 28

Jun 28th, 2014 | By

Flowing from the Quinnipiac river, Mill river, and West river to Long Island Sound, New Haven’s waterways provide sustenance, commerce and recreation for its residents. Learn how current initiatives planned for the parks and waterways will enhance daily life in New Haven. Sat, June 28, 2014, 9:00am – Noon Difficulty: Easy Meet at New Haven

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Tire Recycler Eyes Fair Haven Waterfront

Jun 27th, 2014 | By

Tires—loads and loads and loads of tires—may arrive on the shores of Fair Haven if a growing recycling company gets its wish.

Gov. Malloy signs bill to create statewide port authority

Jun 18th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation into law Monday that creates a statewide port authority by Oct. 1, 2015, for the deepwater ports of New London, New Haven and Bridgeport. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Gov. Malloy signs bill to create statewide port authority | News from southeastern Connecticut.

Plan Would Cut New Haven Sewage Overflow By 75%

Jun 10th, 2014 | By

Officials from the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) detailed that plan in a public meeting Thursday night at Truman School. The plan aims to reduce the amount of storm and waste water by 75 percent by filling sewer pipes to capacity.

Gov. Malloy touts investment in and expansion of New Haven Rail Yard

Jun 6th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) Commissioner James Redeker and other state and local officials, led a tour of the New Haven Rail Yard, which is undergoing a $1.15 billion, multi-year upgrade and expansion. The governor also announced that a fifth new power supply substation has been put into service on the New Haven commuter rail line, adding more redundancy and increasing options to reduce the chance of future prolonged power failures.

New Haven planners approve 763-space garage along Route 34 despite protest

May 22nd, 2014 | By

The City Plan Commission approved a special permit for a large garage on a parcel along Route 34 as necessary to the success of the proposal, but it continued to bring opposition from some of the neighbors. The almost 5.4 acres will be the site of the administrative offices of Continuum of Care, an agency

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House passes bill to establish state port authority

May 7th, 2014 | By

The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday to create a state port authority by Oct. 1, 2015, and, legislators hope, to increase business at Connecticut’s three ports — New London, New Haven and Bridgeport. For more on this story, visit: The Day – House passes bill to establish state port authority | News from

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Goodbye Downtown New Haven Highway, Hello 1,300 Parking Spaces?

May 1st, 2014 | By
A conceptual view of phase one, with Continuum of Care headquarters bottom right. (photo: Chris Bockstael, Svigals Partners architects)

Advocates for livable streets in New Haven have high hopes for the Downtown Crossing project, made possible by a highway teardown that will open 16 acres of prime, center-city land.

New Haven looks to focus on ‘interconnection’

May 1st, 2014 | By

The emergence of Alexion Pharmaceuticals and the development of Route 34 will change the “perception” of New Haven, Matthew Nemerson, city economic development administrator, said Thursday in his testimony before the aldermanic finance committee. The committee convened Wednesday night to continue their review of Mayor Toni Harp’s proposed fiscal 2014-15 budget. Harp’s $510.9 million budget

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