by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 22, 2015 6:41 am | Comments (20)
The developer transforming the former Salvation Army properties on George and Crown streets picked up a key approval—not just for his project, but for the idea that housing plays a central role in the emerging new downtown.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 21, 2015 2:38 pm
Republicans called for more public financing for elections. Democrats didn’t.
Continue reading ‘Competition Sparks Cove, Yale Contests’
by Lucy Gellman | Oct 19, 2015 11:30 am | Comments (4)
Laura Marsh remembers the exact moment she and her husband, Phil Lique, knew it was time to leave Daggett Street Square studios. While in Maine with her mother in mid-March, she got a call from Lique, who said that a neighbor alerted him that their studio and living quarters had been broken into by the manager, the landlord, and Livable City Initiative (LCI), whose inspectors had been alerted to dangerous living conditions violating the city housing code. The two hired movers, drew out a plan to leave half of their supplies and work there, and snapped “into emergency mode.” They were out in four days.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 9, 2015 11:58 am | Comments (8)
There’s a picture of Robert Moses tucked behind Book Trader Café on Chapel Street. His arms are crossed and he’s smiling, though there’s something a little uneasy about his pose: his tie is slightly off-center, his face half-hidden in shadow. He looks eager to get back to work.
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by Paul Bass | Sep 23, 2015 8:30 am | Comments (9)
Developer Paul Denz has expanded his downtown holdings with a pending purchase of the iconic 18-story First Niagara (formerly “New Haven Savings” and then “NewAlliance”) office tower across from the Green at Elm and Church Streets.
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by Paul Bass | Sep 22, 2015 1:41 pm | Comments (21)
The latest idea under consideration to relieve downtown stress: replace the above comfort station with something more like what you see on the right.
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by Paul Bass | Sep 17, 2015 4:04 pm | Comments (30)
One of the developers remaking Crown Street unveiled details of a plan to put 78 apartments in five new buildings plus a “mews” on a block that until recently housed squatters, one of whose severed torso was found there.
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by Finnegan Schick | Sep 4, 2015 11:12 am | Comments (11)
One of the city’s most hotly contest primaries centers on where an alder should spend most of her or his time—at City Hall, or two blocks away on Yale’s campus.
Continue reading ‘A Yale Alder? Or An Alder From Yale?’
by Paul Bass | Aug 18, 2015 3:29 pm | Comments (4)
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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by Paul Bass | Aug 17, 2015 4:01 pm | Comments (25)
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.
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