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    Growing New Haven's Economy | New Haven Press Releases

    AGREEMENT SIGNED TODAY FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF NEW HAVEN COLISEUM SITE

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    Mayor DeStefano and LiveWorkLearnPlay's Max Reim, with Mayor-elect Toni Harp

    (12/12/2013) Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., President of the Board of Alderman Jorge Perez, Senator and Mayor-Elect Toni HarpCity Economic Development Administrator Kelly Murphy, Max Reim, Founder and Principal of LiveWorkLearnPlay (LWLP), and Richard Martz, Vice-President of LWLP all gathered today at City Hall to sign a historic Development and Land Disposition Agreement between the City and LWLP for the redevelopment of the former New Haven Coliseum site into a vibrant, new downtown neighborhood. Also in attendance ...
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    HISTORIC SHUBERT THEATER CELEBRATES ITS 99TH ANNIVERSARY; THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN OFFICIALLY TRANSFERS OWNERSHIP TO THE CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (CAPA)

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    The Shubert Theater in 1929

    (12/11/2013) Today, on the 99th anniversary of the Shubert Theater’s opening in New Haven, Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. officially signed ownership of the theater over to the Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), the not-for-profit organization which has operated the theater for the City since 2001.“The Shubert Theater has been an important cultural attraction in New Haven since it opened its doors in 1914 and continues to draw over one hundred thousand visitors annually and generate a significant ...
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    AGREEMENT FOR THE FORMER NEW HAVEN COLISEUM SITE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED TONIGHT BY BOARD OF ALDERMEN

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    Rending of Coliseum site

    (12/2/2013) Second Phase of Downtown Crossing Moves Forward; Will Create Thousands of Jobs and Significantly Add to New Haven’s Tax BaseThe New Haven Board of Alderman voted unanimously tonight to approve the Development and Land Disposition Agreement between the City and LiveWorkLearnPlay (LWLP), the team that was chosen in 2011 as the preferred developer for the former Coliseum site. “The Board of Aldermen’s vote of approval represents the culmination of over two year’s worth of work, engaging ...
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    'TIS THE SEASON TO VISIT DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN

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    (11/26/2013) ~ New Haven Spreads Holiday Cheer with Special Events and Promotions ~This holiday season, New Haven is offering exciting and festive events that are fun for the whole family. From sleigh rides and visits with Santa to holiday crafts and performances, everyone can easily feel the joyful spirit by experiencing these fun-filled holiday happenings."We are thrilled to offer an array of exciting events and attractions this holiday season," says Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. "The holidays are a great ...
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    NEW HAVEN TECH COMPANY MEA MOBILE GROWS EXPONENTIALLY SINCE MOVING TO NEW HAVEN

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    Advertisement for Printicular by MEA Mobile

    (11/18/2013) New Haven’s MEA Mobile continues to grow with the launch of a new service in conjunction with over 8,000 Walgreens stores across the nationMEA Mobile, a tech company whose focus is the development of apps, moved to New Haven only 18 months ago. In that short time, the company has grown and compounded its success. MEA Mobile develops their own apps as well as apps for clients. MEA Mobile’s apps include myVoice, a pitch detection product for singers; a suite of engineering apps under their ...
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    Connecticut Innovations (CI) Chair Michael A. Cantor Tours New Haven Innovation Ecosystem

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    (11/12/2013) Today, Connecticut Innovations (CI) Chair, Michael A. Cantor toured New Haven’s “Innovation Ecosystem” in New Haven’s 9th Square with Kelly Murphy, New Haven’s Economic Development Administrator and Ginny Kozlowski, CEO, of the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven to meet with the City’s innovation leaders and meet young entrepreneurs who have recently been named as the inaugural class of The Grid Founders Fund Fellows. New Haven continues to be aptly described as Connecticut’s “City ...
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    TRACK180, A NEW HAVEN TECH START-UP, RECIVES A PATENT THAT WILL ALLOW TREMENDOUS GROWTH OF THEIR BUSINESS

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    (10/31/2013) Today, Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. joined Drue Hontz, Founder and CEO of Track180, a New Haven tech start-up, to announce that his company has been granted a U.S. patent which will allow their business to grow tremendously.Track180’s unique solution delivers better-organized content, improves navigation, and creates a new way to interact with large amounts of information. Their patent creates opportunities for more efficient content management and innovative user interfaces for both mobile devices ...
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    Development Agreement Being Considered Before the New Haven Board of Alderman for Approval

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    A Coliseum site rendering.

    (10/21/2013) The City of New Haven announced it has submitted to the Board of Aldermen for their consideration the development and land disposition agreement to redevelop the former Coliseum site. This agreement is in partnership with Live Work Learn Play based out of Montreal, Canada, who were selected as the preferred developer for the City in 2011.The $360 million dollar, mixed-use, mixed-income, phased development will include retail, residential, a class-A office building space, community gathering ...
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    NEARLY 6,000 PEOPLE ATTEND NEW HAVEN'S HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL L.A.M.P. FESTIVAL

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    (10/15/2013) On Friday October 4, 2013 nearly 6,000 people attended New England’s Premier Light Event, L.A.M.P. (Light Artists Making Places Event) as it lit up New Haven’s historical Ninth Square. The event, doubled in size and attendance from last year, featured over 80 artists in 20 sites within a two-block radius, each hosting a unique performance or night and light driven installation.9Arts, with support from Connecticut Office of the Arts, New Haven’s Office of Art, Culture and Tourism and Projects ...
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    3rd Annual LAMP (Light Artists Making Places), City-Wide Open Studios, Illuminate On9 Light up New Haven’s Ninth Square

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    (10/4/2013) The 3rd Annual LAMP( Light Artists Making Places) New England’s Premier Light Event will light up the night on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. and will showcase international artists working in film, video and performance art in New Haven’s historic Ninth Square. LAMP has doubled in size including over 80 artists in 20 sites within a two-block radius, each hosting a unique performance/ night and light driven installation. The event this year will commemorate the 375th birthday of the city ...
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    NEW HAVEN BREAKS GROUND ON THE BOATHOUSE AT CANAL DOCK

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    (9/16/2013) Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro were joined by officials from the Federal Highway Administration and the State of Connecticut’s Departments of Transportation and Economic and Community Development to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new community boathouse, the Boathouse at Canal Dock.The construction of the Boathouse at Canal Dock will be completely funded by the federal and state government as mitigation for the loss of a historic structure, the Adee boathouse, which ...
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    “PARKING TERRASSES” ARE UNVEILED AS LATEST ADDITION TO COMPLETE STREETS STRATEGIES

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    Press conference announcing new "Complete Streets" initiative

    (9/12/2013) As they sat at café tables set up on the street, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. and Director of Transportation, Traffic and Parking Jim Travers unveiled the City’s latest addition to Complete Streets strategies—the Parking Terrasse. The Parking Terrasse is a parking space (purchased by Meat & Co., a new sandwich shop on Crown Street) that is cordoned off by large planters and set up with café tables for al fresco dining for the next month.“What we are seeing is that by making the public ...
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    FINDINGS FROM BUY LOCAL INITIATIVE ANNOUNCED

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    Press conference in front of Lupi Bakery

    (9/9/2013) Today, Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. and Economic Development Administrator Kelly Murphy joined the owners of Lupi’s Bakery, City staff and consultants from Next Street to announce the findings from the Buy Local Initiative. The event was held on the sidewalk in front of the Lupi’s Bakery a 100-year old family business on Washington Street in the Hill neighborhood and featured remarks from cousins and business partners Peter and Larry Lupi, city officials and consultants who presented the findings ...
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    CITY ANNOUNCES ‘COMPLETE STREETS’ MAKEOVER FOR INTERSECTION OF WHITNEY AND AUDUBON

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    Mayor DeStefamo & Jim Travers discuss the planned upgrades

    (8/26/2013) Whitney Avenue and Audubon Street intersection—situated in the heart of New Haven’s busy east side dining and shopping district and bordering Yale University and the Audubon Arts District—is getting a complete make-over. The City of New Haven, utilizing the professional design services of CDM Smith, has redesigned the entire intersection using ‘Complete Streets’ principles.The City of New Haven has one of the mostly densely populated downtowns in New England in addition to thousands of visitors ...
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    Community Arts Grants Recipients for 2013

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    The audience at the Mayor's announcement of grant recipients

    (8/20/2013) Community Arts Grants recipients for 2013 revealed; each will receive funding for neighborhood arts programming in New Haven(New Haven, CT) Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and the City’s Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism (DACT) announced Tuesday the recipients of this year’s Mayor’s Community Arts Grants, awarding close to $25,500 in funding to support 25 neighborhood-based arts and cultural activities. The award presentations were held at Arte, one of this year’s grant recipients.Since ...
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    ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS EXPANDS IN NEW HAVEN

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    (7/31/2013) Less than two months after the groundbreaking of its new building, currently being constructed at 100 College Street, Alexion plans to expand, adding an additional two floors of space.City of New Haven is pleased to announce that Alexion Pharmaceuticals, the main tenant for the 100 College Street project at New Haven’s Downtown Crossing, has asked developer Winstanley Enterprises to modify plans to include an additional two stories of space, expanding the total square footage by 76,464 square ...
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    FREE MUSIC, ART, POETRY AND FUN KICKS OFF THIRD SEASON OF THE ARTS ON THE AVENUE

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    (7/12/2013) Today an empty lot on Winchester Avenue, between Starr and Division Streets, will transform into a vibrant, lively community gathering space with plenty of free activities for people of all ages. Running from 2 to 6 pm, there will be live music, poetry, cartooning, painting and cooking demonstrations courtesy of CitySeed. CitySeed’s mobile market will also be on site to help launch the third season of Arts on the Avenue. Arts on the Avenue is the summer programming component of the Winchester ...
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    MILL RIVER FINAL PLAN HIGHLIGHTS PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR JOB AND INDUSTRY GROWTH

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    Mill River neighborhood

    (6/19/2013) Building on existing strengths of the Mill River District, the City of New Haven today released their plan to help revitalize the area as a destination hub for light industry, home improvement, and food businesses. The findings of the Mill River Planning Study were celebrated Wednesday at a press conference at the newly redeveloped 26 Mill Street in the heart of the Mill River district. The Mill River Planning Report is the result of a thorough analysis of the ongoing successes and future opportunities ...
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    Ground-Breaking Ceremony for New Global Headquarters of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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    (6/17/2013) Ground-breaking ceremony for Downtown Crossing- 11-story office building slated for completion in 2015- Future global headquarters of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Mon., June 17, 201310:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern
    Business, civic and political leaders scheduled to speak:- Bruce Alexander, Yale University VP, New Haven and State Affairs- Leonard Bell, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Conn.- Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Conn.- ...
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    Mayor DeStefano: Alexion ground breaking heralds competitive, sustainable future for New Haven

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    Mayor John DeStefano Jr.

    (6/17/2013) New Haven Register, Opinion By John DeStefano Jr.Monday, Alexion Pharmaceuticals is breaking ground on its new global headquarters in Downtown New Haven. Taking nine of the eleven stories in the 100 College Street project, Alexion will relocate 350 employees to the new building and expects to hire two to three hundred more employees in the coming years.Alexion is a world class company, founded in New Haven in 1992 by Dr. Leonard Bell, a practicing physician and researcher then on faculty ...
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    New Haven Celebrates the Re-launch of its Innovation Space: MakeHaven

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    Members at MakeHaven, a creation hub at 266 State St.

    (6/10/2013) MakeHaven, a vital spoke of New Haven’s Innovation Hub, is hosting a “cutting edge” re-launch ceremony on June 10th at 4:30pm. The event will include a tour of the space, a showcase of works already in progress and recognition for the sponsors who were instrumental in getting this collaborative space up and running. Remarks will be made by Mayor DeStefano, along with Economic Development Administrator Kelly Murphy, MakeHaven President Marcus O. Notz, Nichole Jefferson, the Executive Director ...
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    NEW HAVEN LINE-UP OF SUMMER FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

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    (5/21/2013) NEW HAVEN ANNOUNCES EXCITING LINE-UP OF SUMMER FESTIVALS AND EVENTS 2013 Summer Happenings in New Haven Provide Something for Everyone! Please click on the link below for the complete listing of festivals and events taking place this summer!
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    Grand Opening of the Cozzi-J. Miller-Pearson Career Development School

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    (4/13/2013) City of New Haven Commission on Equal OpportunitiesCelebrates the Grand Opening of the Cozzi-J. Miller-Pearson Career Development School and the Graduation of the Class of 2013 The City of New Haven Commission on Equal Opportunities will celebrate the grand opening of the Cozzi-J. Miller-Pearson Career Development School and the graduation of the Class of 2013 on MONDAY, April 15, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at 316 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven. Festivities will include remarks by Kelly Murphy, Economic ...
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    DOWNTOWN CROSSING GROUNDBREAKING!

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    (3/22/2013) Infrastructure Ground Breaking Launches New Haven’s Historic Downtown CrossingDecades ago, in the 1950s, a neighborhood in New Haven was destroyed for the construction of Route 34. In order to construct the highway, 1,481 families were displaced, hundreds of buildings were demolished and another neighborhood—the Hill—was cut off from Downtown. Today, a new chapter in New Haven history began to unfold as city, state and federal officials gathered for the first groundbreaking ceremony of the landmark ...
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    ARTISTS AND CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS WANTED FOR PROJECT STOREFRONTS!

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    (2/26/2013) The City of New Haven’s Department of Art, Culture & Tourism is seeking new creative talent for Project Storefronts and for its newly created window art installation program VIEWseum: Look, Learn, Shop! Artists who work in any medium are encouraged to apply. Applications for both Project Storefronts and for VIEWseum: Look, Learn, Shop! are accepted on a rolling basis. However, artists who are interested in participating during a particular time of year should make note of the application schedule. ...
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    City of New Haven Holiday Tree Lighting

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    Holiday tree on New Haven Green, 2011.

    (12/4/2012) CITY OF NEW HAVEN HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING“. . a festive annual tradition for families to enjoy in New Haven”WHO: City of New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr.; WTNH News Channel 8/MyTV 9’s own Gil Simmons; Mike Casparino of People’s United Bank; student performances by Brennan-Rogers School, Wexler-Grant School, Celentano Museum Academy, and the Educational Center for the Arts Vocal Ensemble; Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald WHAT: The holiday tree lighting of a 65-foot-tall Norway spruce ...
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    DeLauro, DeStefano Announce $2.2 Million for Downtown Crossing

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    (11/29/2012) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 29, 2012CONTACT:Sara Lonardo (DeLauro) 202-225-3661DeLauro, DeStefano Announce $2.2 Million for Downtown CrossingFunding Will Help Advance Redevelopment, Grow EconomyWASHINGTON, DC-Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and New Haven Mayor John DeStefano announced today that $2.2 million has been awarded to the Downtown Crossing project from the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The project is creating thousands of jobs in New Haven and will foster ...
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    Project Storefronts Holiday mART Is Back!

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    (11/13/2012) Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly as Project Storefronts Rolls Out Its Four-Week Marketplace Within New Haven’s Innovation EcosystemNovember 13, 2012 – NEW HAVEN, CT – Project Storefronts, located on 756 Chapel Street in New Haven, will present its four-week Holiday mART beginning Thursday, November 29th at 12 pm. Grand opening visitors will receive complimentary hot cocoa and cider, while supplies last. Local and regional artists and artisans will be showcasing their specially created ...
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    MAYOR DESTEFANO ISSUES UPDATE ON STORM CLEAN-UP AND POWER RESTORATION

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    Mayor urges residents to stay safe.

    (10/31/2012) MAYOR DESTEFANO ISSUES UPDATE ON STORM CLEAN-UP AND POWER RESTORATIONThe New Haven Public Schools will be open Thursday. United Illuminating reports that 4,409 New Haven residents are without power out of a total of 134,662 customers. There may be as many as 2,000 additional residents in the dark but included in tallies for neighboring municipalities. United Illuminating is not expected to provide estimates for restoration until Thursday.“While New Haven weathered the storm better than initially ...
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    New Haven Restaurant Week Inspires Diners to Give Back

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    Ned Handy, President of Citizen’s Bank, Connecticut & Anne Worecester of Market New Haven Inc.

    (10/17/2012) Recognized for its remarkable restaurants and culinary scene, New Haven will host the 9th NEW HAVEN RESTAURANT WEEK presented by Citizens Bank from November 11 – 16, 2012. This year, 33 of the city’s most sought-after restaurants will open their doors, and their hearts, with prix fixe menus costing $18 for lunch and $32 for dinner. Set menus and prices will include an appetizer, entrée and dessert (tax and gratuity are not included.)For the second year, NEW HAVEN RESTAURANT WEEK will partner with ...
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    Elected Officials, Community Members And Business Leaders Celebrate Successful Downtown Crossing Vote, Discuss Project Next Steps

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    Proposed view of Downtown Crossing.

    (8/7/2012) Elected officials, business leaders and community members gathered at the roof of the Air Rights Garage Tuesday morning to celebrate the Board of Alderman’s unanimous approval of new zoning for the entire 11-acre Downtown Crossing site, and the project’s first development agreement for 2.4-acres of land to be known as 100 College Street. Mayor John DeStefano Jr., Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Senator Richard Blumenthal, developer Carter Winstanley, State Senator Martin Looney, and Gateway Community ...
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    Mill River Plan Builds on Area’s Strengths to Grow Industry & Jobs in the City

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    Mayor DeStefano speaks at the Powerhouse Building, at the heart of the Mill River development plan.

    (7/24/2012) Building on existing strengths of the Mill River District, the City of New Haven today released preliminary plans to revitalize the area as a destination hub for light industry, home improvement, and food businesses. The preliminary findings of the Mill River Phase 1 Planning and Development Framework were celebrated Tuesday at a press conference at the newly redeveloped Powerhouse Building on Grand Avenue, in the heart of the Mill River district.The Mill River Phase 1 Planning and Development ...
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    CITY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF VIVIAN NABETA AS NEW DIRECTOR OF ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISM

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    Vivian Nabeta has been selected as the new Director of Arts, Culture and Tourism.

    (6/25/2012) CITY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF VIVIAN NABETA AS NEW DIRECTOR OF ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISMMayor John DeStefano, Jr. has appointed Vivian Nabeta to the position of Director of Arts, Culture and Tourism within the Economic Development Administration. She succeeds Barbara Lamb, who retired last fall. Nabeta, a long time Connecticut resident, has over 10 years of experience in arts administration, marketing, audience development and event management. She previously served as the Membership and Special ...
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    Precipio Diagnostics Bringing Cutting Edge Cancer Research to Patient Treatment New Haven Start-up in Personalized Medicine Connects Yale Researchers, Oncologists

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    (3/13/2012) A start-up company in New Haven has established a groundbreaking collaboration with the Yale School of Medicine to bring the latest diagnostic advances in cancer research from the Yale laboratories to the hands of oncologists to treat cancer patients.Precipio Diagnostics is in the vanguard of the personalized medicine revolution, bringing scientific breakthroughs to the broader market where the diagnostic developments can reach more oncology practices, and through them, help provide the best ...
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    INTERCAMBIO LAUNCHES AT PROJECT STOREFRONTS’ 756 CHAPEL STREET FEATURING NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED RECORDING ARTISTS MATES OF STATE AND THE STEPKIDS

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    Mates of State will be playing at Intercambio's Project Storefronts location at 756 Chapel Street.

    (2/14/2012) The City of New Haven’s Project Storefronts announced Tuesday the launch of INTERCAMBIO, a new community arts organization that aims to facilitate creative exchange and collaboration across diverse media and communities throughout the city. INTERCAMBIO is located at Project Storefronts’ newest venue, 756 Chapel. INTERCAMBIO will be in residence at 756 Chapel curating performances, arts workshops, readings, and art/design vendor fairs, alongside on-going efforts to support local artists in securing ...
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    NEAR RECORD HIGH FOR PASSENGERS FLYING FROM TWEED

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    The traffic inside Tweed Airport

    (1/19/2012) Upward Trend Continues With 11% Increase in Passengers Flying From Southern Connecticut’s AirportNEW HAVEN, CT – Officials at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (HVN) announced this week that more airline passengers flew out of Tweed in 2011 than in 10 of the past 11 years – including a jump of 11% in 2011 over 2010. A total of 39,791 passengers left Tweed on U.S. Airways Express flights in 2011, more than in any year since 1999 except 2005.Tweed is served several times a day by ...
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    NEW HAVEN ANNOUNCES STRONG RETAIL YEAR

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    The corner of 360 State Street, home to Elm City Market.

    (12/21/2011) The city’s retail business market is thriving this holiday season, with 36 new retail businesses opening their doors in the commercial districts since late last year, Mayor John DeStefano announced. More new stores opened in New Haven during that period than at any time in recent memory. The retail success is yet another sign of the strength of New Haven’s local economy, despite the difficult economy globally. “Business owners are being attracted by the city’s commitment to encouraging local ...
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    OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & GREATER NEW HAVEN COMMUNITY LOAN FUND INTRODUCE NEW SMALL & MINORITY CONTRACTOR PROGRAM

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    Mayor DeStefano, Kelly Murphy & Carla Weil announcing new contractor loan program.

    (11/7/2011) Program designed to improve competiveness of small businesses on city-sponsored construction projects.Mayor John DeStefano was joined by Kelly Murphy, AICP, Economic Development Administrator, and Carla Weil, Executive Director of the Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund, to launch a new loan program that will better enable small and minority owned contracting companies to compete for city-sponsored construction projects. The Small Contractor Loan program will provide the necessary short term ...
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    Ivy Bistro opens in Science Park

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    Mayor DeStefano cutting the ribbon at Ivy Bistro on Winchester Avenue.

    (9/29/2011) A new restaurant in Science Park is bringing food to the Yale community — and may bolster the economy as well. Ivy Bistro, a new Asian-themed eatery owned by Ivy Noodle proprietor Coreen Guo, officially opened its doors Wednesday morning with an 11:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. The bistro is the first restaurant to open in the Science Park Garage as part of a cooperative project sponsored by Yale’s University Properties. The project aims to build on the economic growth potential in the Science ...
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    City Announces Preferred Development Team for the Former Coliseum Site: Next 12 Months Will Be Spent on Planning Activities for Site Redevelopment

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    (8/23/2011) Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. is pleased to announce Live Work Learn Play Inc. along with Newman Architects as the preferred development team to move forward on planning for the redevelopment of the former Coliseum site.The City’s objective is to redevelop the 4.5 acre former Coliseum site into a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood as the gateway to downtown. We have selected the preferred development team (the Team) to begin predevelopment work during the next twelve (12) months with the goal of negotiating ...
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    CENSUS RESULTS REVEAL STRONG GROWTH FOR CITY OF NEW HAVEN

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    (3/10/2011) CITY POPULATION GREW 5% DURING THE PAST DECADE; ADDED MORE RESIDENTS THAN ANY OTHER MUNICIPALITY IN CONNECTICUTNew Haven - Detailed figures released by the United States Census Bureau show New Haven added 6,153 new residents over the past decade, a population growth rate of 5.0%. The city added more total residents than any municipality in the state. Among Connecticut’s top five cities, the population increase was the largest in real and percent terms. With a total of 129,779 residents up ...
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    Route 34 East/Downtown Crossing Website Goes Live

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    (1/26/2011) NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT — JANUARY 26, 2011 — The City of New Haven announced today that a new website has been launched for the Downtown Crossing/Route 34 East Project. The project, which will transform the depressed Route 34 highway into developable parcels flanked by two livable urban boulevards, will physically and psychologically reunite several neighborhoods in the city’s core and provide New Haven with the infrastructure needed to ensure ...
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    City Announces Personnel Changes in Economic Development

    (12/10/2010) City Announces Personnel Changes in Economic DevelopmentPiscitelli Promoted to Deputy Economic Development Administrator; Travers Appointed Acting Transportation Department Director(NEW HAVEN)--The City's Economic Development Administrator, Kelly Murphy, AICP, today announced two staff changes. The head of the Transportation, Traffic and Parking Department, Michael Piscitelli, AICP, will assume the role of Deputy Economic Development Administrator and Jim Travers will take over Transportation ...
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    LCI launches new website

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    (11/19/2010) LCI (Livable City Initiative) is pleased to announce the launch of its new departmental website. The new website offers up-to-date information about LCI's programs and efforts. It allows staff to regularly update relevant news and program changes to residents, homeowners and developers. LCI welcomes any suggestions to continue to improve its website. Please feel free send feedback using the online form on the new website. And keep checking back for regular updates. This is the link to the new ...
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    NEW HAVEN CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING

    (11/12/2010) New Haven, Conn. - The City of New Haven will present its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on the historic Green Thursday, December 2. The free family-fun event kicks off downtown’s holiday season at 5:30pm with live performances by Katherine Brennan School, Mauro/Sheridan School, Nathan Hale School, Bishop Woods School and the New Haven Chorale. The program will be co-hosted by WTNH News Channel 8/MyTV 9’s own Gil Simmons. Santa, Ronald McDonald and other special guests will lend a hand ...
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    New Haven Restaurant Week, Nov 7-12, 2010

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    (10/29/2010) The 5th NEW HAVEN RESTAURANT WEEK returns November 7 –12! Participating restaurants will offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at 32 of New Haven’s unique, award-winning and internationally diverse restaurants.Diners can take advantage of FREE parking in the Broadway District during NEW HAVEN RESTAURANT WEEK (Broadway Center and LAZ lots only) from 6pm-10pm. Just have your NEW HAVEN RESTAURANT WEEK receipt validated at a participating restaurant and present your validated receipt to an attendant ...
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    New Business Opening: Amadeus Center for Health & Healing

    (10/13/2010) University Properties Welcomes Amadeus Center for Health & Healing to the Audubon/Whitney Arts & Retail DistrictNew Haven, Conn - Yale University Properties invites you to celebrate the grand opening of Amadeus Center for Health & Healing at 20 Lincoln Way in the Audubon/Whitney Arts & Retail District on October 22, 2010 at 11am. Amadeus Center for Health & Healing, founded by New Haven natives Sal & Remy Amadeo in 1989, has been a leading ...
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    From Governor's Office: Appointment of Permit Ombudsman

    (10/8/2010) Governor Rell AnnouncesAppointment of Permit Ombudsman New Office is Key Part of Governor's PermittingReform Agenda to Promote Economic Development Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that Connecticut's businesses and developers will soon have another advocate when they need help navigating the regulatory process, thanks to the appointment of Maya Loewenberg as the state's first-ever Permit Ombudsman.The new office was created earlier this year as part of Public Act 10-158, ...
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    NEW HAVEN BOARD OF ALDERMEN VOTE PAVES THE WAY FOR SCIENCE PARK DEVELOPMENT

    (9/9/2010) NEW HAVEN BOARD OF ALDERMEN VOTE PAVES THE WAY FOR SCIENCE PARK DEVELOPMENTWHO: Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. Carter Winstanley, Principal, Winstanley EnterprisesAbe Naparstek, Director of Development, Forest City Residential, Inc. Kelly Murphy, Economic Development Administrator Members of the New Haven Board of AldermenWHAT: This evening’s unanimous vote by the New Haven Board of Aldermen to allow for zoning changes for the development of the former Winchester Arms ...
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    NEW HAVEN BOARD OF ALDERMEN VOTE PAVES THE WAY FOR SCIENCE PARK DEVELOPMENT

    (9/8/2010) This evening’s (Sept. 8) there is unanimous vote by the New Haven Board of Aldermen to allow for zoning changes for the development of the former Winchester Arms factory on Winchester Avenue will pave the way for important economic development opportunities in this neighborhood of the City. With the leadership of Dixwell/Newhallville Alderpersons, the Board agreed to changes necessary for multi-use development to take place at the old gun factory. This is the first step in allowing New Haven-based ...
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    LAUNCH OF PROJECT STOREFRONTS

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    (8/31/2010) NEW INITIATIVE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS PROMOTING THE ARTS & ACTIVATING RETAIL The New Haven Department of Cultural Affairs announced today the launch of Project Storefronts, a program designed to enliven the City’s commercials districts. Project Storefronts encourages artists and “creative entrepreneurs” to test the viability of new creative and arts-related retail and other businesses by providing access to empty retail spaces. The Department of Cultural Affairs is leading this ...
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    LAUNCH OF PROJECT STOREFRONTS: NEW INITIATIVE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS PROMOTING THE ARTS & ACTIVATING RETAIL (Part 1)

    (8/31/2010) The New Haven Department of Cultural Affairs announced today the launch of Project Storefronts, a program designed to enliven the City’s commercials districts. Project Storefronts encourages artists and “creative entrepreneurs” to test the viability of new creative and arts-related retail and other businesses by providing access to empty retail spaces. The Department of Cultural Affairs is leading this initiative with funding from the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven (EDC), and in ...
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    LAUNCH OF PROJECT STOREFRONTS: NEW INITIATIVE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS PROMOTING THE ARTS & ACTIVATING RETAIL (Part 2)

    (8/31/2010) The First Storefront ArtistsAmong the first storefronts to open is Detritus which opened its doors to the public with a soft opening last Friday, August 27. Owner Alexis Zhangi developed her idea for a curated bookstore offering printed matter from local artists and writers alongside rare and sought after material from high profile publishing houses not yet available in the New Haven area. The bookstore will bring together many writers and poets at its upcoming readings and book events. It ...
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    CITY OF NEW HAVEN SUBMITS 3 GRANTS TO CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE CITY’S ECONOMIC BASE

    (8/25/2010) NEW HAVEN- This week, the City of New Haven partnered with various municipalities, State agencies and private organizations in the submission of three separate federal grants. Each of these grants seeks funding for projects that will grow the economy, create new job opportunities for residents and support New Haven as a livable community.The City’s Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking, with the support of the State of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and the ...
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    City of New Naven and New Haven Housing Authority Celebrate the Groundbreaking of New William T. Rowe Development

    (8/25/2010) NEW HAVEN- At a news conference today, the City of New Haven, the Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) and Trinity Financial celebrated the start of construction of the William T. Rowe development at its new location on the corner of Sylvan Avenue and Ward Street in the Hill neighborhood.The new nine-story building will consist of 104-unit mixed-income development (78 HANH/affordable units and 26 unrestricted units) and will feature 2,000 square feet of retail space and 2,000 square feet of ...
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    NEW HAVEN CELEBRATES EXPANSION OF TWO BUSINESSES AS PART OF CITY’S ONGOING DEVELOPMENT BOOM

    (8/12/2010) NEW HAVEN- At a news conference today, the City of New Haven and the Connecticut Development Authority (CDA) celebrated the expansion of two local businesses, New England Seating and BoldWood Interiors.BoldWood Interiors and New England Seating, complimentary businesses that manufacture furniture for restaurants, including bars, cabinetry, booths and tables, recently purchased the 70,000 square foot building located at 120-138 Haven Street, formerly home to the Gant Shirt Factory. The two businesses ...
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    360 STATE STREET LAUNCHES APPLICATION PROCESS FOR WORKFORCE HOUSING PROGRAM

    (7/19/2010) (NEW HAVEN)- At a news conference in the leasing office of the 360 State Street Development, The City of New Haven, Becker and Becker Associates and Bozzuto Management announced that applications are now being accepted for 360 State Street's workforce housing program. The 500-unit high-rise residential community at the corners of State and Chapel streets has 50 set aside units including 20 affordable Section 8 Project Based Voucher units, 27 workforce housing units, and 3 units reserved for people ...
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    New Haven Takes Another Lead in Sustainable Economic Development

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    (6/25/2010) (City of New Haven Press Release, June 22, 2010)New Haven Takes Another Step Forward in Creating a Sustainable Environment: Growing Contractor Skills for the New Green Economy (NEW HAVEN)— The City of New Haven Office of Economic Development announced the launch of the State’s first Contractor Deconstruction Training Program The program runs from June 14-27. Deconstruction is a relatively recent practice in which buildings are carefully dismantled to salvage components for reuse and recycling. ...
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    DOWNTOWN CROSSING COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 24

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    (6/21/2010) (NEW HAVEN)--On June 24th, the City of New Haven will hold a community workshop in the Main New Haven Free Public Library at 133 Elm Street from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Downtown Crossing, a design and development framework for the future Route 34 between State Street and the Air Rights Garage. When the current Route 34 was built as a depressed highway in the 1950’s, it left hundreds of displaced families and razed buildings in its wake, erased an entire urban neighborhood, and physically divided the city’s ...
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    Board of Aldermen Extends Small Construction Business Development Program

    (6/8/2010) (NEW HAVEN)--On Monday, June 7, 2010 the Board of Aldermen of the City of New Haven unanimously voted to extend, until 2015, the Small Construction Business Development Program Ordinance (Chapter 121/4 of the New Haven Code of Ordinances) The program was originally approved by the Board of Aldermen November, 2001 and went into effect January, 2002. Through this ordinance, the City has made a commitment to small and minority contractors to provide opportunities and to establish parity in New ...
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    MATCH POINT: NEW HAVEN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL RETURNS AUGUST 25

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    (6/1/2010) MATCH POINT: NEW HAVEN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL RETURNS AUGUST 25On Sale Beginning June 1, Tickets to Third Annual New Haven Food & Wine Festival Include Access to Culinary Event and Pilot Pen Tennis at Yale NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 2, 2010 - Following its debut in August 2008, the highly-anticipated third annual New Haven Food & Wine Festival returns on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 5 - 7:30pm. This year’s event features twenty restaurants, providing visitors with even more opportunities ...
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    Union Station Shuttle -- Going Green...to the Green

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    (6/1/2010) Listen up, commuters, travelers and day-trippers! New Haven's Downtown/Union Station Shuttle debuts its new look in June 2010 and we're loving the bright green theme!The shuttle's new look makes it a stand out compared to the blue and white CT Transit city buses and emphasizes the round trip convenience between Union Station and Downtown New Haven.The FREE shuttle service between Union Station and Downtown New Haven, is a partnership between CT ...
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    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP. OF NEW HAVEN ANNOUNCES NEW CEO APPOINTMENT

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    (5/14/2010) The Economic Development Corporation of New Haven (EDC) announces the appointment of its new CEO, Anne Gatling Haynes, effective May 12, 2010. Haynes returns to New Haven to succeed Michele L. Whelley who left the organization in March.The Economic Development Corporation of New Haven is a 501(c) (3) private non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to promoting job creation and bolstering the overall economic vitality of the City of New Haven by working with public and private partners to create ...
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    Announching 2010/2011 Mayor’s Community Arts Grant Program

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    (4/23/2010) City of New Haven Announces 2010/2011 Mayor’s Community Arts Grant ProgramNew Haven, Conn. -- Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. and the Department of Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the 2010/2011 Mayor’s Community Arts Grant Program funding cycle. The program is designed to facilitate outreach and exposure of New Haven’s many artists and neighborhood-based organizations in three program areas: Arts Programming, Cultural Heritage and Artist Education. Goals of the program are 1.) to encourage ...
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    History at HistoRx

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    (3/15/2010) A New Haven-based bioscience company has secured a $1.5 million loan from Connecticut Innovations, the state's quasi-public authority responsible for technology investing.HistoRx Inc., which is developing and commercializing a diagnostic technology to aid in cancer treatment, will use the money to build out laboratory space and purchase new equipment.The five-year-old company has developed a technology that quantifies specific protein expression within different parts of the cells in cancerous ...
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    NEW HAVEN KICKS OFF 2010 APPLICATION SEASON FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE INITIATIVE

    (12/21/2009) NEW HAVEN KICKS OFF 2010 APPLICATION SEASON FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE INITIATIVEPROGRAM DEMONSTRATES SUCCESS OF MAYOR’S COMMITMENT TO JOB GROWTH AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENTNEW HAVEN—At a news conference today, at the site of the Roberto Clemente School, a project labor agreement construction project, Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. announced that the City’s Construction Workforce Initiative (CWI)would be expanding and taking new applicants in January. The City’s CWI program began in 2003 to prepare ...
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    CITY CELEBRATES TOPPING-OFF OF 360 STATE DEVELOPMENT

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    (12/11/2009) NEW HAVEN- Today marks a significant milestone in the construction of the 360 State Street Project, as the City celebrates the “topping-off” of the building’s 32 stories of steel framing. The $190 million, 700,000 square foot mixed-use development, when completed, will be the second tallest building in New Haven. This LEED Platinum development will be host to 500 apartment units and a full service grocery store. Apartments at 360 State will be ready for occupancy by Summer 2010. In building ...
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    New Haven's Answers

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    (11/17/2009) From November 16, 2009 New Haven RegisterAnswers more likely to be found in cityBy John DeStefano Jr.NOW that M. Jodi Rell has announced her intention to not run for another term as governor, I hereby declare my candidacy — for mayor.In 2006, I had the absolutely wonderful, life-changing experience of running as the Democratic Party’s candidate for governor. In an effort that stretched over two years, I met thousands of people, learned lifelong lessons, won a close Democratic primary ...
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    CITY & TOWN DEVELOPMENT ACT REFERENDUM

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    (10/30/2009) CITY & TOWN DEVELOPMENT ACT TO APPEAR AS REFERENDUM QUESTION ON TUESDAY’S BALLOTNEW HAVEN- On Tuesday, November 3, 2009, the City of New Haven’s ballot will contain one referendum question asking the electors to approve or disapprove the reauthorization of the use of the powers available to the City under the City & Town Development Act.The ballot question will be printed in English and Spanish and will ask electors to vote yes or no on the following question:“Shall the City of New Haven, ...
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    Investments on River Street

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    (9/14/2009) -NEWS RELEASE-CITY OF NEW HAVEN CONTINUES TO MAKE INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND JOB CREATION IN THE RIVER STREET AREA IN FAIR HAVENNEW HAVEN- Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. announced today the completion of public improvements within the River Street Municipal Plan (MDP) Area. Reconstruction of River Street, Poplar Street between River Street and the river, and Blatchley Avenue between Chapel Street and River Street, as well as the installation of ...
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    Connecting More Dots Via the New Haven Union Station Shuttle

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    (8/31/2009) August 31, 2009CT Transit -- PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCTTRANSIT Announces Expanded Hours and Extended Routing on New Haven Union Station Shuttle CTTRANSIT announced today enhancements to the free weekday shuttle which connects rail passengers using Union Station to additional off-site parking locations, including the Temple Street Garage and the parking lot at the former Coliseum site. Effective Monday, August 31st, all shuttle trips will extend to the New Haven Green, creating easy ...
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    360 State - Another Milestone

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    360 State Street construction full speed ahead...

    (7/2/2009) 360 STATE STREET PROJECT “JUMPS” TO NEW PHASE OF CONSTRUCTIONToday marks another milestone in the construction of the 360 State Street Project, as the $180 million, 700,000 square foot mixed-use development prepares to start erecting steel on the base structure.Preparations began yesterday evening when the electric cable was extended and assembly of the jump frame of the crane was begun and will be completed this morning.The jump frame is two pieces attached to the side of and wrapped ...
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    Office of Economic Development New Web Launch

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    (6/15/2009) The Office of Economic Development is pleased to announce that today we are launching a new departmental website. Despite a slumping national economy, New Haven continues to be active in moving forward with development projects and assisting businesses to grow or come to New Haven. We want to be able to share this information with our residents, the business community and those outside of New Haven who want to find out more about what and who we are as a City and why they should think about locating ...
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    Green Energy Tax Credits Press Conference




    (6/14/2009) On Wednesday, June 17th at 2 p.m., I will be holding a press conference to celebrate the recent legislation establishing a tax credit for taxpayers who construct “green” buildings. To qualify for these state tax credits, projects must meet certain energy and environmental standards, such as utilizing less energy and installing Energy Star standard equipment and appliances. Please join me on Wednesday at 360 State Street to learn more about the green energy tax credit program.
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    Office of the Mayor Press Archive




    (6/13/2009) Please check the link below to see all of Mayor's Office Press releases.
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    The International Festival of Arts and Ideas




    (6/13/2009) The International Festival of Arts and Ideas kicked off this weekend and will continue through Saturday, June 27th. The Festival is a great opportunity for families to enjoy world-class entertainment, cultural and learning programs right here in New Haven. For a full list of this year’s activities, please visit: www.artidea.org. Or use the link below.
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