Posts Tagged ‘ New Haven ’

New Haven’s Hill-to-Downtown initiative looks to connect neighborhoods (poll)

Sep 21st, 2012 | By

The city is looking at ways to reconnect and create more fluidity between neighborhoods that were separated — as well as places such as the Green and Amistad Park — when the Route 34 corridor was built through the city. For more on this story, visit: New Haven’s Hill-to-Downtown initiative looks to connect neighborhoods (poll)-

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CT Folk plans a day of organic fun, homegrown music

Sep 7th, 2012 | By

Fairfield singer and songwriter Kristen Graves will be among the performers at the CT Folk Festival & Green Expo at Edgerton Park in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Other performers expected include Cheryl Wheeler, Pesky J. Nixon, The Sea The Sea and String Fingers. The day also features nearly 80 exhibitors, workshops

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Interesting Living Possibility: Are YOU ready to BECOME the CHANGE?

Sep 7th, 2012 | By

We are destroying our planet through our addiction to cheap energy and our consumption driven economy. But knowledge is only the beginning.. Click on this environmental headline to read about the Transition movement alive and well in New Haven.



State’s Fastest Growing Community College Opens New Haven Campus

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

Gateway Community College (GCC) recently held grand opening ceremonies for its new $198 million downtown campus, one of the largest construction projects the state of Connecticut has ever undertaken. The new campus brings hundreds of jobs and thousands of students to downtown New Haven and adds a new higher education partner to the downtown landscape.

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Nine towns to share $20M federal grant for transportation projects

Aug 30th, 2012 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that nine Connecticut cities and towns will share a $20 million federal grant for transportation projects designed to improve the flow of traffic, improve air quality, and reduce energy use.



New Haven’s ‘green’ reputation grows with new fuel cell

Aug 26th, 2012 | By

The city’s fifth fuel cell is up and running, making New Haven the community with the most independent fuel cells in the state and saving the city up to $1 million in energy costs over 10 years, officials said. For more on this story, visit: New Haven’s ‘green’ reputation grows with new fuel cell (video)-

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Downtown Crossing in New Haven Loses Support of Elm City Cycling

Aug 17th, 2012 | By

The project has had its critics, notably pedestrian and bike advocates. Bike advocacy group Elm City Cycling had been in support of the project, called Downtown Crossing, that is, until the afternoon of August 6, when they officially withdrew their support. For more on this story, visit: Downtown Crossing in New Haven Loses Support of

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Downtown Crossing approved

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

After years of discussion, a plan to reknit the city back together, reclaim some 11 acres of developable land and start to undo the harm of a highway that split neighborhoods 50 years ago, passed unanimously Monday. Various outlets report.



End Nears for New Haven’s ‘Highway to Nowhere’

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

The city’s Board of Aldermen is expected Monday to approve a proposal to remove a mile-long section of Route 34 known as the Oak Street Connector.



Advocates call New Haven’s ‘Downtown Crossing’ a broken promise

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By

Nearly 50 people showed up on a day’s notice Tuesday night to discuss their concerns with the project design. The meeting was called by bicycling and pedestrian advocates, along with some members of the Board of Aldermen. The CT Mirror reports.



Coolness indeed. Check out Leon Sister Cities’ August 2012 Bike to Cool Calendar

Aug 1st, 2012 | By

Sign a petition for wide, safe sidewalks in the new Route 34 plan in New Haven, check out their WalkBikeTransit blog and download the cool August 2012 Bike to Cool Calendar. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.



Eruv Fits Early Into New Haven’s Route 34 Plans

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

The rabbi pointed high up in the sky to a light pole bearing a barely distinguishable wire. “Do you touch that one?” he asked the civil engineer beside him.

“I need to look at my plans,” replied the engineer as cars whooshed by on Martin Luther King Boulevard.



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.



New Haven Food Policy Council is hiring a part-time Administrative Assistant

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

The New Haven Food Policy Council is hiring a part-time Administrative Assistant to support the council’s work in the community and to improve the local food system.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with the council as we get ready to launch the first ever Food Action Plan for New Haven, support community driven

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Old CT Transit HQ For Sale | New Haven Independent

Jul 27th, 2012 | By

Shykwon Warren knows just what he’d do with the abandoned garage the state just put up for sale in his neighborhood—bring in some bowling alleys, go-carts, and laser tag. Shykwon (pictured), who’s 15, offered that vision as he walked by 470 James St. Wednesday afternoon on his way to the laundromat. “Kids don’t have a

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The Rise of ‘Phoenix Pharm’ in New Haven | Melissa Waldron, via LCI

Jul 27th, 2012 | By

To the average observer, the site in the photo might look like an uninhabitable, barren moon-scape vacant lot but to us at New Haven Farms, it’s a gorgeous, mouth-watering, hunka-hunka piece o’ land that is due to become the next New Haven Farms site! Melissa Waldron reports for New Haven’s Liveable Cities Initiative.



Planners Call Route 34 Design Cutting Edge

Jul 25th, 2012 | By

First-in-the-nation raised intersections. First-in-the-state narrowed lanes and “bike boxes.” So what’s the problem? Depends whom you ask. City officials describe as cutting edge some traffic-calming measures planned for the $35 million overhaul of the Route 34 mini-highway-to-nowhere. Some bike and pedestrian advocates, meanwhile, blast the plan and continue to push for further improvements. For more

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Holy Shiitake – it’s New Haven Bioregional Group’s mushroom farming experiment (video & slideshow)

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By

One man’s damp, dreary day is Domingo Medina’s idea of mushroom nirvana. That’s when his shiitakes take off. They plump like fleshy little beach umbrellas, just waiting for Medina and his friends to harvest them from the bark of cut logs. They’re only too happy to oblige. “There’s a whole world of people out there

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Tweed parking, drug rehab plans approved by New Haven City Plan Commission

Jul 19th, 2012 | By

Tweed New Haven Airport will land a new parking lot setup to “bring it into this century,” said one planner. The Tweed plan — to redo its parking lots, driveway and access — is part of an overall move to enhance runways and viability of the airport, which has had its ups and downs in

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A Plan in New Haven to Right a Highway’s Wrong

Jul 18th, 2012 | By

In the 1950s, this city, like others, believed that the best way to get people back from the suburbs was to build more highways. A result was the Oak Street Connector, a limited-access spur off Interstate 95 leading to the central business district. The thought was to make it easy for suburbanites to drive in

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