10,000 Hawks Group Seeks Open Communication on Tweed Development

BY JENN MCCULLOCH/ZIP06.COM • 07/06/2021 12:15 P.M. EST

(zip06.com July 6,2021) EAST HAVEN —

For more than two decades, a group of neighbors from East Haven, New Haven, and Fair Haven has focused on the impact that Tweed New Haven Airport has on the community. The group recently renamed itself “10,000 Hawks” as a nod to the number of raptors in the annual hawk migration that takes place over Tweed airspace and the surrounding neighborhood.Read Full Article here.

“10,000 Hawks” Take Flight Against Tweed Expansion

(New Haven Independent by ALLAN APPEL | Jul 5, 2021 9:32 am)

Opponents of the $70 million privately funded plan to expand Tweed-New Haven Airport have formed a new organization to fight it, called 10,000 Hawks.

Their aim is to watch like hawks as the plan’s details, to be executed by public Tweed’s private operational managers, the Goldman Sachs-owned Avports, progress into what they fear will be a noisy polluted reality. Read Full Article here.


May 31, 2021 by Rachel Heerema

(par-newhaven.org May 31, 2021) The name 10,000 Hawks honors the numbers of raptors in the annual hawk migration that takes place over Tweed airspace & our East Haven, East Shore, and Fair Haven neighborhoods. 10,000 Hawks addresses quality of life issues, including air quality, noise pollution, traffic calming, walkability, habitat, long-term thinking, and planning for our neighborhood, children, and grandchildren.Read Full Article here.

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New Haven, Connecticut Written by Michele Gielis
Photo: Rachel Heerema – New Haven, Tweed Airport, Hurricane Elsa flooding

(anthropocenealliance.org May 31, 2021) In February 2019, the USC Environmental Health Center reported on a study by Dr. Rima Habre about short-term health impacts caused by breathing in ultrafine particulate (UFP) matter that is emitted from aircraft activity at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). “The results showed levels of the dangerous UFPs were found to be 4 to 5 times greater than background levels in downwind communities.” Why does this matter? “Ultrafine particulate matter is known to contribute to reduced lung function, and airway inflammation in individuals with asthma.” Read Full Article here.

East Haven’s Carfora backs Tweed New Haven Regional Airport expansion plan, says community concerns “addressed’

Mark Zaretsky May 6, 2021. Updated: May 6, 2021 4:50 p.m

New Haven, Connecticut – Thursday, March 11, 2021:Tweed New Haven AirportHearst Connecticut Media file phot

(nhregister.com May 6,2021) NEW HAVEN — When state and local officials and those from Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, Avelo Airlines and AvPorts announce a historic agreement to breathe new life into Tweed — East Haven Mayor Joseph Carfora will be right there with them. Read Full Article here.

Tweed New Haven airport announces $70 million expansion

Avports CEO Jorge Roberts, right, with Sean Scanlon, said his company will invest $70 million in the improvements.

( ctmirror.org May 6, 2021) Tweed New Haven is embarking on a $70 million privately funded expansion, with a new four-gate, 74,000 square-foot terminal and daily service from a new airline. Read Full Article here.

Sinking land could ground Tweed airport expansion plans

Jan Ellen Spiegel, CTMirror.org. April 29, 2019. Updated: April 29, 2019 10:27 a.m

 fence around Tweed-New Haven airport stops near a stream adjacent to Dean Street and Morris Causeway in New Haven in 2013.Peter Hvizdak / Hearst Connecticut Media

(ctpost.com April 29, 2019). Since 1931, Tweed New Haven Airport has sat on a spit of what was once salt marsh and wetlands straddling the East Haven border. It is wedged between New Haven Harbor where the Quinnipiac River empties, the Farm River mouth separating East Haven and Branford, and Long Island Sound. It is transected by other waterways — Tuttle Brook and Morris Creek.Read full article here.

With American back at Tweed, fight over runway looms

ISAAC YU 12:14 AM, FEB 19, 2021


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(Yale Daily News Feb 19,2021) Tweed-New Haven Airport lost commercial service last November due to record drops in demand during the pandemic. However, on Jan. 6, the airport resumed flights with American Airlines to Philadelphia. Tweed is now planning to finalize a master expansion plan next month — but the partially released plan has already been met with criticism from some New Haven residents and leaders. Read Full Article here.

Long-term effects of PM 2.5 on neurological disorders in the American Medicare population: a longitudinal cohort study



(thelancet.com October 19,2020) Accumulating evidence links fine particulate matter (PM2·5) to premature mortality, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease. However, less is known about the influence of PM2·5 on neurological disorders. We aimed to investigate the effect of long-term PM2·5 exposure on development of Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Read Full Article Here.