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Albany Avenue 1-A Connection

Baltazar is hard at work continuing the installation of soldier piles and retaining walls to shore the underground utilities. Connecting as 12″ ductile iron pipe from Burton Street to Albany Avenue where there is a 24″ sewer main pipe.

The outside of the pit that
The outside of the pit that”s been dug on the corner of Burton St. and Albany Ave.
This is the inside of the pit. The concrete cylinder on the right is a manhole to the storm sewer.
This is the inside of the pit. The concrete cylinder on the right is a manhole to the storm sewer.
This is the pit from the other side of the street.
This is the pit from the other side of the street.

CNG finishing up on Burton Street

CNG was hard at work today as well with their High Pressure Lines on Burton Street. There are some beautiful gardens, and CNG is being extra careful working around them.

High pressure lines span from the main to either side of Burton Street.
High pressure lines span from the main to either side of Burton Street. MDC Community Liason Jeff King discusses the work with a resident on the sidewalk.

Town Center Cleaning

There is some good work underway at the Town Center on the corner of Woodland St. and Albany Ave. with CleanHarbors Environmental Services cleaning up the old Mobil site.

This tractor was digging a large pit facing the Avenue
This tractor was digging a large pit facing the Avenue
The View from Albany Avenue across towards the town center
The View from Albany Avenue across towards the town center

May 10th, a Busy Day for Construction on the Avenue

Baltazar installed the Burton Street Project sign on the corner of Albany Avenue
Baltazar installed the Burton Street Project sign on the corner of Albany Avenue
CNG installing underground high pressure gas lines on Irving Street
CNG installing underground high pressure gas lines on Irving Street
Another picture of the high pressure gas line installation
Another picture of the high pressure gas line installation
Baltazar completing their underground temporary water main, with testing and paving to follow shortly thereafter.
Baltazar completing their underground temporary water main on Burton Street, with testing and paving to follow shortly thereafter.
The temporary water main as it runs down the side of the street
The temporary water main as it runs down the side of the Burton Street
Baltazar saw cutting to connect to the main sewer trunk on Albany Avenue
Baltazar saw cutting to connect to the main sewer trunk at the intersection of Burton St. and Albany Avenue

April 27 MBI Class Featuring Bernard M. Sweeney and Julio Casiano!

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Upper Albany Main Street is proud to present April 27th’s MBI Class speakers Bernard Sweeney, District Director of the Connecticut Small Business Administration (SBA), and Julio Casiano, Business Development Specialist at the SBA. Bernard and Julio offered an expansive understanding of business planning and critical resources for our students to use to develop accurate projections to accompany their business plans. Thank you very much Bernard and Julio!

April 25th Clean Water Open House Success!

Luis Santos from Baltazar explains the construction procedure
Luis Santos from Baltazar explains the construction procedure

Upper Albany Main Street’s first open house for area residents on the Clean Water Project was a success, with the contractors meeting with residents to explain the processes involved in sewer separation, and the community being able to see who is involved in improving their sanitation situation. A big thanks goes out to Luis Santos from Baltazar and H. Charmaine Craig from the Knox Parks Foundation for presenting at our open house.

Charmain Craig explains the replanting procedure for after construction.
Charmain Craig explains the replanting procedure for after construction.

April 20 MBI Class Featuring Glenn Geathers and Precious Ross!

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Upper Albany Main Street is proud to present April 20th’s MBI Presenters Glenn Gaethers from the City of Hartford’s Department of Development Services, Economic Development Division, and Precious Ross, a local business owner, resident, and secretary for the Upper Albany Development Committee. Precious and Glenn implored the class on the development of the Town Center on Woodland Avenue, and also on the work that the City of Hartford has been doing to cultivate the economy in the North End. Thank you both for a terrific presentation!

Burton Street Sewer Separation Project Open House

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Upper Albany Main Street has been collaborating with The MDC as the community liaison for the Burton Street Sewer Separation Project encompassing Burton St., Irving St., Magnolia St., and Sigourney St. We’re proud to announce our Open House on April 24th, 2010 at the MDC Ancillary office at 863 Albany Avenue from 10am to 1pm. Refreshments will be served alongside additional information pertaining to the project and the answering of any questions or concerns from any residents involved. We hope to see you there!

April 13 MBI Class Featuring Hartford Economic Development Division

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Upper Albany Main Street is proud to present April 13th’s MBI Class presenters from the City of Hartford Department of Development Services, Economic Development Division. Jose Rodriguez and and his team of business specialists explained their role as enablers to entrepreneurs in the Hartford area by providing free consultation services and business plan analysis. They were chock-full of great advice about what to consider before beginning a business, and the proper procedures to follow before startup and to grow once begun. Thank you very much for coming to our class!