Posts Tagged ‘ Waterbury ’

Connecticut Wins $22.6 Million For Freight Rail, Riverfront Work

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Connecticut on Tuesday landed nearly $23 million in federal grants that advocates say will help transform Waterbury’s riverfront and dramatically improve a key freight rail line from New London to Massachusetts. About $14.4 million of the money will go toward Waterbury’s waterfront renaissance and transit center project, which Mayor Neil O’Leary has said could be

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New Waterbury line advocate takes the driver’s seat

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today commended Metro North Railroad for the appointment of a new Waterbury Branch Line advocate, a person who will be responsible for improving service on the line. Mike Donnarumma was named District Superintendent on the New Haven Line, with a particular attention paid to the Waterbury Branch Line. Donnarumma, who lives in

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Waterbury to mull $1.1M downtown greenway link

Jan 5th, 2014 | By

The Board of Aldermen will consider whether to spend almost $1.1 million in grant and surplus money to try to extend the greenway downtown. For more on this story, visit: Waterbury to mull $1.1M downtown greenway link Republican American.

Hazmat situation at Waterbury park

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Officials said a 15-gallon drum of pool chemicals was discovered in a small storage shed, emitting vapors. The drum was found to be secure with the top on tightly. For more on this story, visit: Hazmat situation at Waterbury park | Connecticut.

Urban farming urged in Waterbury — subscription

Jan 14th, 2013 | By

It starts by planting a seed — both literally and figuratively. The city’s branch of the University of Connecticut is teaming up with Brass City Harvest to create an adult education class meant to inspire people to embrace the idea of urban farming as both a solution to blight and a remedy for hunger. It’s

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EPA probing toxic laundry emissions from G&K of Waterbury

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By

Laundering shop and print towels, which are cloths used to wipe oil, solvent and other chemicals off machinery, can fuel the release of VOCs above federal limits. The use and processing of shop towels is largely under-regulated, despite its potential to emit toxic substances into the air. When DEEP uncovered the chemical release violations at

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Phase One Of Waterbury Greenway Expected To Open In 2015 In City’s South End

Oct 12th, 2012 | By

After a two year lull the Waterbury Greenway project re-emerged into the public spotlight during the Waterbury On Wheels event on the Green September 23rd. For more on this story, visit: Phase One Of Waterbury Greenway Expected To Open In 2015 In City’s South End | Issues. People. Events..

Greenway In Waterbury Enters Design Phase

Sep 12th, 2012 | By

Last night the Board of Aldermen approved the contract between the City of Waterbury and the Greenway Design Consultant RBA. The contract is now on it way to Mayor Neil O’Leary’s desk, and as soon as he signs it, RBA can begin was is expected to be a year-long design the design. For more on

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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.

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.

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.

Greenway committee recognized for efforts The Republican-American

Dec 5th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association on Friday presented Waterbury’s Greenway Advisory Committee with a Public Service Award in recognition of successful collaborative planning.