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Who Broke Church Street South?

by Markeshia Ricks | May 17, 2018 4:30 pm | Comments (17)

Paul Bass PhotoA Superior Court judge Thursday began to peel the onion of who owns the Church Street South apartment complex and ultimately who will be held responsible for the dilapidation that drove out its tenants and allegedly caused them severe health problems.

She ended up assigning both sides a lot of homework — because getting to the bottom in court of New Haven’s biggest housing/health crisis of the decade will apparently take a while.

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3 “Hardship” Pitches: How Would You Vote?

by Christopher Peak | May 11, 2018 12:05 pm | Comments (8)

Christopher Peak PhotoA college administrator asked for a bigger sign for athletic offerings. A couple sought permission for a two-story extension to move in relatives. Parents looked to build a side garage to safely transport their highly allergic daughter.

All three East Rock quests depended on proving “hardship” to win a variance to New Haven’s zoning rules.

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