by Christopher Peak | Aug 10, 2017 7:51 am | Comments (19)
After thwarting other developers’ plans for years with ultimately unsuccessful lawsuits, a Philadelphia-based landlord criticized for not maintaining a Wooster Square apartment complex has gone to court yet again to try to stop a competitor from building on vacant property across Chapel Street.
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by Allan Appel | Aug 9, 2017 12:54 pm | Comments (23)
City traffic commissioners gave the green light Tuesday night for the proposed west side two-way bike track along Edgewood Avenue, clearing the way for the $1.2 million largely state-funded dedicated cycletrack to become, after years of planning and community meetings, a reality.
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by Christopher Peak | Aug 8, 2017 9:05 pm | Comments (22)
In the face of a deportation order, an Ecuadorian immigrant who came to the United States to flee violence has taken sanctuary in a New Haven church — an act of defiance that was welcomed Tuesday evening by the city’s political representatives and immigration advocates.
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by Paul Bass | Aug 8, 2017 1:40 pm | Comments (19)
In the second such drama in eight months on the third floor of 1 Union Ave., Police Chief Anthony Campbell has requested an internal affairs investigation of Assistant Chief Luiz Casanova and temporarily removed him from his responsibilities overseeing the training academy.
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by Paul Bass & Allan Appel | Aug 7, 2017 4:56 pm | Comments (47)
The housing authority’s relocation team Monday began meeting with 45 boarders at the Duncan Hotel as the 123-year-old landmark readies a transition to an upscale university-themed establishment.
Longtime boarders like Elaine Sands, meanwhile, began packing — and wondering if they can still find a downtown room for $200 a week or less.
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by Betsy Kim | Aug 7, 2017 12:14 pm | Comments (7)
A tattoo street battle came to Upper State Street, where a new combination parlor-school is offering classes that rub traditional skin-ink artists the wrong way.
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by Nathan J. Robinson | Aug 7, 2017 7:49 am | Comments (26)
(Opinion) Former prisoners do not get much more “rehabilitated” than Reginald Dwayne Betts. In the time since his release in 2005, Betts has published two acclaimed books of poetry and a memoir, earned a college degree with a 4.0, earned an MFA, started a family, held a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard, earned a law degree from Yale, received an NAACP Image Award, given talks at schools, prisons, and conferences around the country, been accepted to a PhD program, worked for the New Haven Public Defender’s Office, and passed the Connecticut Bar Exam.
Yet this past Thursday, Betts was told by the State of Connecticut that he may not have the requisite “character and fitness” to practice law.
Continue reading ‘Lawyer Bid Blocked For Model 2nd-Chancer’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 4, 2017 5:32 pm | Comments (21)
Homeless people have pitched tents, erected lean-tos and stacked mattresses along the Mill River beneath I-91, leading neighbors to push the city to clear out the new encampment.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 4, 2017 1:04 pm | Comments (15)
Marcus Paca’s campaign found a way Thursday to get 20 and 30-something moving in local politics: order them some pizza and invite them on the Elm City Party Bike.
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by Paul Bass | Aug 4, 2017 8:06 am | Comments (38)
An annual sweep turbocharged with a new statewide tool has led the city’s registrars of voters to remove more than 10 times as many people from the active rolls than in previous years.
Continue reading ‘25,015 Voters Removed From “Active” Rolls’