Fair Haven immigrants striking at a metal factory won the support Thursday afternoon of neighbors and activists who marched to offer the kind of street heat they say is needed to combat employers’ leverage over undocumented workers.
Anjaniece Wilson doesn’t recognize the Fourth of July as a holiday, but a promise of fireworks and time with her cousins were enough to get her out of the house and onto a blanket at Rice Field before sundown.
Amid concerns of chemical contamination at a abandoned building in Cedar Hill, planning commissioners gave developers the go-ahead to convert the burnt-out space into apartments — a necessary approval before engineers can start on a remediation plan.
Thanks to support from the rest of East Rock, isolated Cedar Hill will receive $10,000 toward a grassroots beautification effort designed to build community pride and to connect to surrounding areas of the city currently separated by highway overpasses.
The owner of a Cedar Hill bleach factory won approval for zoning exceptions he needs to move forward with a greener process he had already begun using — but he still needs to win the neighborhood’s trust on safety.