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Stop Work Order Issued; 2 Buildings Condemned

by Paul Bass | Aug 18, 2015 4:29 pm | Comments (4)

Paul Bass Photo A day after the emergency demolition of an historic downtown building, city inspectors acted to prevent collapses at three other properties.

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City Ordered Dangerous Building Razed In 2011

by Paul Bass | Aug 17, 2015 5:01 pm | Comments (25)

Paul Bass Photos The city sought to have an historic downtown building demolished in 2011 — four years before it started crumbling and had to be razed in the middle of the night.

An emergency crew demolished the building, at 808-810 Chapel St. at the corner of Orange, late Sunday into Monday after the roof caved in and bricks began tumbling onto the sidewalk.
Svigals & Associates

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Downtown Building Demolished In Nick Of Time

by Paul Bass | Aug 17, 2015 1:18 am | Comments (17)

Paul Bass Photo While New Haven slept, a piece of its history came down, brick by brick, at the corner of Orange and Chapel.

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Retro “Canditopia” Opens on Chapel Street

by Allan Appel | Aug 6, 2015 7:38 am | Comments (1)

Its name indicates the future. Its signature offerings are storied candies from decades past.

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Developer Buying Salvation Army Properties, Aims To Convert Hovels Into Upscale Complex

by Paul Bass | Aug 5, 2015 7:38 am | Comments (31)

Paul Bass Photo NHPD “Alpha Dog” had a plan: Steal electricity for a squatters’ crash pad. Developer Robert Smith has a different plan for the property: Build new market-rate apartments and a mid-block “mews.”

Alpha Dog put his plan into place at abandoned Salvation Army buildings downtown. Then cops discovered his hidden lair last week, plus a dismembered human torso, and locked him up.

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Kids Take A Reading LEAP

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 28, 2015 7:16 am

Gathering with friends and fellow volunteers at the side of the Green Friday, LEAP alum Samod Rankins thought it was turning into a beautiful day to read. As small clusters of students scattered across the grass, chattering away, he made his move — it was going to be an Arthur and the Double Dare kind of morning — and walked toward a group of young boys, who arranged themselves in a neat circle at his approach.

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Neighbors Seek Action On Panhandling

by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 24, 2015 2:02 pm | Comments (10)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Following people into restaurants. Going table-to-table asking for money. Pressuring people for spare change at parking meters. Tag-teaming high-traffic intersections.

Panhandlers are using those high-pressure tactics, according to downtown and Wooster Square neighbors. They’ve appealed for help.

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Kickstarter Quest: Koffee? Unplugged

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 21, 2015 12:10 pm | Comments (12)

Lucy Gellman Photo Drip coffee. Iced coffee. Small coffee. Tall coffee. Live music? 

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Retiring Alder: Potholes Can Impede Lawmaking

by Paul Bass | Jul 20, 2015 8:01 am | Comments (4)

Paul Bass Photo Potholes got fixed. A law passed protecting kids’ health. Abby Roth had reason to celebrate — and to feel exhausted.

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A Monster Emerges From Burger Competition

by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 8, 2015 4:51 pm | Comments (11)

Five Guys narrowly beat out Shake Shack in a recent opening battle of downtown’s newest burgers. But how would they both fare against Louis’ Lunch, Rudy’s, Box 63, and Prime 16?

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