Prominent downtown Hartford corner to get upgrades, inviting people to stop, not just cross through, as part of larger $24M renovation

The owners of the 100 Pearl St. office tower and the building’s signature tenant, Hartford HealthCare, are partnering on the upgrades that will include the installation of a glass “cube” patterned after Apple’s on Fifth Avenue in New York, intended to signal Hartford HealthCare’s commitment to innovation. The improvements are part of a larger, up […]

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West Haven looks to ‘enhance the education experience’ with new Washington School

“In the past 112 years, Washington School should have been rebuilt three times,” said Ken Carney, chairman of the city’s Building Oversight Committee. Carney on Monday provided a concept plan for a new Washington Elementary School, to be built on the same site as the current school at 369 Washington Ave. The project, which officials […]

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Designs revealed for Norwalk’s new Cranbury Elementary School

Plans for the new school were presented last week to the Norwalk Planning Commission, which unanimously voted to approve the $45 million construction project. The new school will replace the existing facility, which was originally built in 1959. For years, parents have complained that parts of the 62-year-old building have fallen into disrepair and that […]

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‘Adamant’ on passing infrastructure bill, Courtney gets committee approval for six earmarks

Earlier in the day, he had advocated for federal investment in infrastructure and praised President Joe Biden’s budget proposal for its funding of submarine construction, during a virtual business breakfast held by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. During that event, he noted that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee was marking up the […]

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Transit funding a flashpoint in surface transportation debate

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act expires on Sept. 30, having received a one-year extension to its authorization last year. With that deadline fast approaching, Democrats, Republicans and lobbyists are positioning for a fight over its future and the future of the nation’s transportation funding model. House Democrats last Friday introduced the Investing in […]

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Shelbourne joint venture commits $30M to Hartford hotel conversion

A joint venture of Shelbourne and Axela Group closed late last week on the 50 Morgan St. hotel, according to Yitz Rabinowitz, vice president at Axela, which is a significant off-campus housing developer and landlord around UConn in Storrs and also develops single-family homes, storage facilities and other properties. The property is in the midst […]

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CT Senate gives final approval to $46.4 billion state budget

The Democrat-controlled chamber voted 31-4 to approve the package, which makes major new investments in municipal aid, education and human services, avoids major tax hikes, and delivers tax relief to working poor families. The House approved the package 116-31 shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday. In both chambers, a significant number of Republicans joined with the […]

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Mixed-use apartment building proposed after $10.5M purchase of Farmington Marriott

CLP Farmington LLC bought the three-story building for $10.5 million, with the intention of converting it into 224 units of market rate studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury apartments, said Jason Schlesinger, a principal at developer CLP Farmington LLC. Under current plans, units would be mostly studio and one-bedrooms, and would include stainless steel kitchen […]

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Offshore wind farm gets approval from coastal regulators

The vote Wednesday by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council in favor of the South Fork Wind Farm moves the project one step closer to reality. Business groups and construction unions back the project.“Offshore wind is our future,” said Michael Sabitoni, president of the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council. “We’ve embraced the […]

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House Dems unveil $547B infrastructure bill amid Biden talks

The proposal from Rep. Peter DeFazio, the Democratic chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, comes during a key moment of the infrastructure debate as the White House signals its desire to start wrapping up negotiations. The legislation’s unveiling Friday comes as Biden prepares to hold another round of talks with the lead Senate […]

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