by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 15, 2016 8:43 am | Comments (35)
What’s an “affordable” one-bedroom apartment in Fair Haven? Neighbors said: $600 a month. An out-of-town developer looking to turn to buy the old Strong School said: not a dollar less than $875.
Continue reading ‘Developer, Fair Haven Square Off’
by Paul Bass | Nov 7, 2016 7:54 am | Comments (16)
Saying it has heard complaints that Fair Haveners had been shut out of the process, the Harp administration has slowed down the process of approving the sale of the old Strong School building in order to give neighbors a chance to weigh in.
Continue reading ‘Fair Haven Dealt Into Strong School Process’
by Rohan Naik | Aug 5, 2016 11:53 am
The first day of her summer job, Sadilka Lopez had “no idea what I was doing.”
Continue reading ‘Grand Acres Gets Facelift’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 12, 2016 11:58 am | Comments (1)
Mateo Cruz hadn’t even started his second birthday party at the Cityseed Fair Haven Farmers Market, when thunder rumbled in the distance.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 16, 2016 7:57 am | Comments (1)
A riverfront developer who wants to turn her vacant Front Street lot into storage space for boats has won over some of her neighbors—but still needs to convince some others as well as the City Plan Commission.
Continue reading ‘Loose Truce Struck In Fair Haven’
by Qi Xu | May 27, 2016 1:02 pm
Chatham Square Park was busier than usual Friday, as the Mary Wade Home celebrated its 150th anniversary along with children and seniors from throughout Fair Haven.
Continue reading ‘Mary Wade Parade Lifts Fair Haven Spirits’
by Aliyya Swaby | May 20, 2016 12:47 pm | Comments (4)
Chatham Square neighbors filled a City Hall meeting room to protest a developer’s plan to put RV and boat storage on riverfront property on Front Street.
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by Brian Slattery | May 2, 2016 12:00 pm | Comments (1)
At Quinnipiac River Park in Fair Haven, Orquesta Espada was heading into the last song of its set. The Caseus truck had run out of supplies to make sandwiches and was packing it in, while the ¡Ay Arepa! truck was still going strong. Chatham Square resident and community organizer Lee Cruz ran back and forth through the crowd of hundreds, from the stage to make announcements to the registration table, where families were still coming. And along Front Street bordering the park, the sharp-eyed could detect a string of new badges fixed to some of the street signs — a string that loops 5.8 miles through Fair Haven in a system of urban trails representing the culmination of a long, community-driven effort.
Continue reading ‘Fair Haven Celebrates Opening Of Urban Trails’
by Allan Appel | Jul 24, 2015 1:33 pm | Comments (2)
At Dover Beach, trash and “trees of heaven” are out. Pollinators and people are in.
Continue reading ‘Fair Haven Reclaims Dover Beach’
by Eva Geertz | Jun 2, 2015 12:28 pm | Comments (7)
A month ago, Fair Haven activist Lee Cruz led 20 lucky ticket-holders on a gastronomic tour of Grand Avenue. The event was hugely overbooked; Cruz responded by scheduling additional tours. On Saturday, as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Fair Haven pop-up festival, he led a family-friendly (boozeless) version down Grand Avenue.
Continue reading ‘From Arroz Con Gandules To “Malta Goya!”’