Union Station turns 100 years old next year, and the city of New Haven wants to give it a face lift for its birthday.
Around two and a half million people travel through Union Station every year, but they don't stay long.
"We have a once in a generation opportunity here to renovate the station and really make it a destination for folks to come," said New Haven's Transportation, Traffic and Parking Director, Doug Hausladen.
Right now, the shops in Union Station sell things for you to grab go. Hausladen asks, what if the space enticed you to stay, instead? How about a wine bar on the unused mezzanine overlooking the grand concourse? Or what about a boutique hotel on the upper floors? They have the space now.
Sikorsky, Teamsters launch student pre-apprenticeship program to create manufacturing jobs
Help could be on the way to address Connecticut's well-documented shortage of manufacturing jobs through a partnership between Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft and the Teamsters Union.
Sikorsky, a subsidiary of defense manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp., and the Teamsters, which represents about 4,000 workers at the helicopter manufacturer, are expanding their 18-year partnership with an aircraft manufacturing pre-apprenticeship program certified by the state Department of Labor.
The aircraft manufacturing pre-apprenticeship program allows students to apply the hours of work and study certified to any aerospace manufacturer, according to the two parties.
A Message from the Connecticut Office of Tourism: Call for Big E Brochures
The Connecticut Office of Tourism invites you to send your literature depicting Connecticut's great places to visit, dine, shop and stay to the Connecticut Tourism Booth, at this year's Big E. This family-friendly event starting September 13th through the 29th will feature delicious food, live musical performances, and more. There is no cost to display your literature at the Connecticut Tourism Booth. To learn more about how to send your literature, please click here.
Thank you for all you do for Connecticut Tourism!
9th Square On Cusp Of Transformation
City officials, developers, and local business boosters embarked on an "investment tour" of the Ninth Square Thursday to showcase a host of new and planned projects designed to revitalize the southeastern corner of downtown.
The tour, hosted by the Town Green Special Services District and city Acting Economic Development Administrator Michael Piscitelli, kicked off in Pitkin Plaza just after 11 a.m.
Making seven different stops at surface parking lots that will soon be market-rate housing on Chapel Street and Crown Street, renovated affordable housing on Orange Street, and a planned new axe-throwing entertainment venue, the tour highlighted a burst of investment in new residential and commercial projects slated to transform a a neighborhood that has struggled recently with crime and vacant storefronts. Read More
Holberton School New Haven Open House
This event is open to prospective students, parents, the community and anyone interested in learning more about our program. Not sure if this is for you (or someone you know), or if you'd even be interested in something like coding or software engineering? Perfect! Join us to find out more, to talk to our staff, and to see our amazing brand new campus!
The evening will include:
* Informal meet & greet with staff and mentors
* Information session about our program & application process
* Q&A featuring a Holberton School panel with students, staff and corporate partners
* Campus tour