Amity/ Beverly Hills
by Christopher Peak | Aug 24, 2017 8:15 am | Comments (9)
Despite two city-ordered series of repairs, a child is still living at a west side apartment with lead-paint poisoning — the latest chapter in a decade-long saga that’s now the subject of a demand letter and an upcoming suit by legal aid lawyers questioning how effectively the city regulates hazards in renters’ homes.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jul 11, 2017 5:35 pm | Comments (2)
First there was pizza. Now, there’s chicken. Crispy, crunchy chicken, with biscuits on the side.
And a few Moroccan pastries.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 14, 2016 8:19 am | Comments (3)
A pawn shop will not be coming to upper Whalley Avenue in the Beverly Hills section of the city, where neighbors and other businesses feared what kind of customers would come in.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 9, 2015 5:14 pm | Comments (17)
Fearful that a burglar was in her house, Marge Wiener called 911. The cops responded—45 minutes later.
Forty-five minutes after Wiener’s call. But, it turns out, only four minutes after cops got the message.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 8, 2015 1:02 pm | Comments (22)
The next time you think of going around that school bus with the stop sign out ... don’t.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 13, 2015 8:16 am | Comments (6)
Neighbors made use of a little-known appeals process to try to overturn a zoning staffer’s decision—only to have the staffer write a subsequent opinion to uphold his own decision.
The episode brought to light a still-to-be-resolved question about how the city’s zoning board reviews public appeals.
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by Jessica Teixeira | Mar 10, 2015 2:00 pm | Comments (2)
The following article was reported through a collaboration between the New Haven Independent and the Multimedia Journalism class at Southern Connecticut State University. The students are profiling small businesses around the New Haven area.
A year and a half ago, Gail Greenberg couldn’t see how she would continue operating The Write Approach, a small stationary shop on Amity Road.
Pearl-Ellen Shure, who owned the shop with Greenberg, had just died from cancer after running the business for more than 30 years.
But, Greenberg said, when Shure was falling ill last year, they made a promise to one another.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 23, 2015 9:07 am | Comments (10)
Elizabeth Novicki worried that a 30-foot-high city tree was going to fall on her house. She had reason to.
When the tree fell, Novicki (pictured) was lucky to have escaped injury—and be able to say to the city government: I told you so.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 25, 2014 9:02 am | Comments (8)
An uproar from neighbors over a controversial landlord’s construction of new apartments led to a public admission of error by a city official—and a new zoning battle on the west side of town.
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