City Point

Storm Downs Trees; 700 Lose Power

by Paul Bass | Oct 30, 2017 8:36 am | Comments (6)

Rick Fontana PhotoWinds reached 56 miles per hour in town overnight, downing at least 15 trees citywide and plunging the City Point neighborhood into darkness.

Meanwhile, officials were scrambling past midnight to deal with two storm-unrelated matters: a busload of Hillhouse High students stranded off a Baltimore highway, and a piercing alarm in a bank-owned home that was keeping upper Westville awake.

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Preservation Awards Honor “Walk Into The Past”

by Allan Appel | May 16, 2017 4:27 pm | Comments (5)

NHPT PhotoWhen officials at the New Haven Preservation Trust told Chris Schaefer they wanted to recognize his work over the last 31 years in lovingly restoring his 1871 oysterwoman’s home on Second Street in City Point, his first response was, “But I’m not done yet.”

He told them he needed about six more years to finish up before being considered for an award. Their response: “We don’t want to give it posthumously.”

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