Posts Tagged ‘ New Haven ’

English Station Power Plant issue goes to mediation video

Feb 19th, 2012 | By

Once again we apologize for any bothersome pop-ups. I was asked to download an Xvid plug-in and it was seen by my MSSecurityEssentials as a threat. You don’t have to download anything from the Register website. Just click the back button if you are taken away from the page you want to view. HARTFORD —

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Connecticut issues cease-and-desist order for activity at New Haven’s English Station (update)

Feb 16th, 2012 | By

Environmental Headlines apologizes for the advertising techniques used on the Register’s website. We still thought it an important enough story to link to this morning. I received an ad for a video plug in but was able to press the “back” button on my browser to return to the story. The state has issued a

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New Haven is coming alive | Tom Condon, Courant.com

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

I had lunch with former New Haven Mayor Richard C. Lee about a decade ago, not long before he went to that last fundraiser in the sky. Talk turned to the city’s much-publicized urban renewal efforts of the 1950s and ’60s. I asked why the program failed. “Because it stopped,” he said, emphatically. Well Dick,

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Streetcar Campaign Revs Back Up

Feb 7th, 2012 | By

New Haven should take a second look at developing running streetcars from and to Union Station, in the view of one visiting transportation expert. That expert, Norman Garrick, made the pitch at a spirited meeting of the New Haven Urban Design League that drew 50 people to the community room of the New Haven Free Public Library last Thursday evening. The New Haven Independent reports.



UTC Power Fuel Cell Arrives at New Haven City Hall

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By

New Haven City Hall in Connecticut has taken delivery of a UTC Power PureCell 400, the fifth fuel cell to be installed in the city. For more on this story, visit: UTC Power Fuel Cell Arrives at New Haven City Hall, Connecticut. The fuel cell will provide the majority of electricity to City Hall and

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New Haven road plan tarnishes the TIGER program

Jan 21st, 2012 | By

With funds from the Obama Administration’s TIGER program and other sources, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. intends to replace the short Rt. 34 expressway with two wide streets—a circulation network that would do more to accommodate heavy flows of vehicular traffic than to make an environment conducive to walking and neighborhood life. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



Score 1 for New Haven cyclists: Connecticut transportation officials approve changes in Route 34 plan

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

The state Department of Transportation has approved all 50 modifications requested for the first phase of the Route 34 conversion to urban boulevards that were changed to make them more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. The New Haven Register reports.



Owners of English Station power plant seek demolition permit, but New Haven says ‘not so fast’

Dec 31st, 2011 | By

Until ASNAT Realty LLC and Evergreen Power LLC, who share an interest in the property and an address in Bayside, N.Y., conduct a full investigation of the contamination, finish an approved remediation plan for the site and show how it will prevent “adverse impacts” tied to the demolition, it can’t go forward, DEEP said.



New Haven’s Downtown Crossing: New Haven’s revised Downtown Crossing project doomed at start

Dec 29th, 2011 | By

Downtown Crossing was awarded a $23 million U.S Department of Transportation TIGER grant, one of the largest issued from Washington, to do the job. Yet the plan’s current design does not align itself with the stated intent of the project. The Hartford Courant reports.



Greenwich Train Riders to Get Peace and Quiet

Dec 20th, 2011 | By

As of Monday, Jan. 9, about 18 Metro-North Railroad trains that operate between Grand Central Terminal and New Canaan, Danbury, Waterbury and New Haven, will have quiet cars during select peak times, according to a statement from the railroad. For more on this story, visit: Greenwich Train Riders to Get Peace and Quiet.



New Haven goes full steam with recycling

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

NEW HAVEN — The city this week finished rolling out an ambitious recycling initiative that aims to get residents to recycle more than they throw away. The old, 96-gallon, blue bins are now used for recyclables instead of trash, and residents have received smaller, brown bins for trash. The new system with bigger bins for

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Streetcars Still Desired in New Haven

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

Less than a month after aldermen rejected a plan to help fund a $1 million streetcar study, the city is trying to get the project back on the rails.



Utilities reduce electricity costs Cross Campus

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

Off-campus students can now sleep a little easier with the knowledge that they will now have a few extra bucks to supplement their usual meals of Kraft Dinner and peanut butter cups. Effective Jan. 1, Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating will operate under reduced generation rates for residential and business customers, the Public

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Grant enables professor to study West River ecosystem change

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

The YSI Foundation awarded Gaboury Benoit ’76, a professor of environmental chemistry at Yale, a $15,000 grant on Nov. 6 to study the environmental changes that will occur in a salt marsh ecosystem restoration project on the West River in Connecticut.



EDITORIAL: Route 34 redesign key to downtown New Haven future

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

Some traffic, pedestrian safety concerns addressed, more work left for future. A turning point in the debate about the redesign of Route 34 from Union Avenue to the Air Rights Garage was reached when Alderman Justin Elicker pulled out a measuring tape at a September hearing.The tape seemed to stretch out forever as the alderman

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Yale students push for greener Route 34 project?

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By

They support changes worked out between the city and the Board of Aldermen that make crosswalks along Route 34 where it intersects with Church, College and York streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists, but they feel the city can do more. A $30 million plan to replace Route 34 with two urban boulevards and reclaim

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Asthma Rate Climbs To 9.4%; Worst In Cities

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By

The disparities persist despite an effort launched by the state in 2000 to level and reduce the disease burden.

The State Asthma Program works with local health departments to help people with asthma manage their disease, mainly by sending asthma specialists into homes to do environmental assessments and identify asthma triggers.



New Haven City Hall Fuel Cell Green-Lighted

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

It won’t save big money, and it’s as pretty as a shipping container. But it may inform passersby about saving energy. And it enables the city to make an important green statement.



Yale students push for greener Route 34 project?

Nov 18th, 2011 | By

As afternoon traffic on Route 34 streamed by Thursday, a group of Yale students urged the city to push for public transportation options to help cut pollution as New Haven embarks on major changes along the heavily traveled roadway. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



Cyclists, Pedestrians Gain In Downtown New Haven Crossing Redesign

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

Signers of the August proposal—including 11 aldermen, one former alderman turned state rep, and an alderman-elect—called on the city to make the project more amenable to walkers and cyclists and less focused on the needs of motorists.

Contentious public hearings on the proposal ensued, as well as behind-the-scenes negotiations, resulting in a new design agreed to last week.