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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

City Council To Act On $90 Million Request For Poop System Upgrade

December 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sewage treatment isn’t cheap and the city’s still trying to modernize its two facilities processing sludge from an antiquated infrastructure. The City Council Monday night at 7 at City Hall, according to the posted agenda, will take up a Budget and Appropriations Committee report approving financing of $90,370,000 for the design, rehabilitation, upgrading and construction […]

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OIB Poll: Share Your Opinion About Proposed Location For New Harding High School

December 14th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education

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Crane Sighting, Steelpointe Harbor Goes Vertical On East Side. Does Bass Pro Oversell Economic Impact?

December 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Includes link to Hugh Bailey article. Redevelopment of a troubled area of the East Side has been more than 30 years in the making and the project still has its share of cynics, but something happened on Thursday that never occurred before: vertical construction.

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Pros And Cons Of Harding Plan

December 12th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Attended by neighborhood residents, educators and trade workers, a crowd Thursday night packed the Harding cafeteria during a public hearing on the proposed location of a new school on contaminated property owned by General Electric. More from Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Willie Vegas attended Harding High School. He has four grandkids who potentially will […]

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State Officials: Harding School Site Will Be Safe

December 5th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck: CT Post: Seated in the cafeteria of the 89-year-old Harding High School, a team of state, city and GE officials held an information session on Thursday trying to convince about 100 members of the public that building a new Harding High School on a toxin-filled former industrial parcel is safe.

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Black Rock Pedestrian Bridge To Metro Train Station Advances

November 30th, 2014 · 18 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

State Rep. Auden Grogins’ advocacy for construction of a pedestrian bridge across Ash Creek in Black Rock to access the Fairfield Metro train station in close proximity to the neighborhood has moved a step closer. Monday night approval of a grant application to the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation Capitol Improvement Program will be […]

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Halstead Urges Neighborhood Support To Save Community Gardens

November 28th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

City Councilman Bob Halstead, a relentless advocate on behalf of community gardens, is trying to build public support at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers to counter what he says is an assault on community gardens in the South End.

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