"Josh Kovner and Regine Labossiere of The Hartford Courant conducted a two-month investigation into the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection's lax enforcement of the federal Clean Water Act. They found that 17 of 35 companies covered by the Act are dumping toxic chemicals into the state's waterways under permit limits that have expired, some more than 10 years ago." [via]
A mayoral candidate to vote for...if you live in Norwalk, Connecticut. [via]
Blue Mass Group has the complete list of meetings held by the "Gambling/Gaming Internal Study Group Members."
"It looks like the quintessential Vermont dairy farm, like a page out of a storybook, with its red barns, rolling green fields, and black-and-white cows. And this farm is also typical in another way: Inside the barns, the men milking cows are from Mexico and Guatemala."
Boston mounting bid to make city a bicyclist's dream
Starbucks promotes recycling on its cups, but the cups themselves aren't recyclable... [via]
NYC Gets Its First-Ever Physically-Separated Bike Path (Physically Separated Bike Lanes Video (8:30))
Delucchi Study Finds That U.S. Motorists Do Not Pay Their Way
The Smart car has arrived in the States
What kind of space do artists and musicians want in the city of Syracuse? The simplest way to find out is to ask them...
Should rental of houses be treated as a business?
IDEO's reimagining of the street cafe [via]
Cleveland taking it's community development down to block-level
How do we create places where people want to work, live and play?
For one hour next month, municipal facilities in San Francisco will voluntarily turn out their lights in a citywide effort to cut energy use. (LightsoutSF.org)
Neighbors hope to pull digital billboards [via]
Newspapers in Southern CA. embracing hyper-local video news online.
Bill O'Reilly recently visited Sylvia's restaurant in Harlem, NYC., and had this to say about it.
"I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship...There wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea...there wasn't any kind of craziness at all."Listen to the audio clip from his show here. [via]