by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 14, 2014 3:02 pm | Comments (2)
After an hours-long public hearing Thursday evening, city lawmakers voted to recommend rezoning 16.2 acres of vacant land along Rt. 34, between Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and Dwight Street.
by Paul Bass | Mar 7, 2014 3:33 pm
Michael, a wanted man carrying a loaded stolen gun, got to meet six of his new Dwight neighbors at once, in a back alley. Unfortunately for him, they were six rookie cops.
by Paul Bass | Mar 6, 2014 5:12 pm | Comments (10)
As a private crew lifted overflowing garbage bags, a long-tailed rodent darted out from under the mess and ran down an alley behind the house.
by Melissa Bailey | Mar 3, 2014 2:21 pm | Comments (2)
New Haven’s first female mayor told her story on one school stage—and a young understudy portrayed the same historic part on a second school stage across town.
by Paul Bass | Jan 24, 2014 9:05 am | Comments (9)
Some of New Haven’s longest-suffering, lied-to and let-down tenants took a bold step: They chose to hope.
by Paul Bass | Dec 17, 2013 10:45 pm
As city officials scramble to find a new buyer to rescue a crumbling former housing cooperative, a shorter-term crisis has erupted: a boiler broke.
by Paul Bass | Dec 5, 2013 4:31 pm | Comments (7)
Loud tapping woke up Yvette Redding in the middle of the night. The water in the faucet stopped running. A crash followed.
Before long, Xander the police pooch swung into action.
Now police hope they have found two men responsible for at least some, if not most, of 12 recent copper-thefts in the neighborhood.
by Paul Bass | Nov 15, 2013 3:02 pm | Comments (9)
The city could have done better. The tenants could have done better. Now we’re going to throw down to fix it.
Erik Johnson made that promise to 27 survivors of a New Haven housing tragedy. He has 11 weeks to make good on it.
by Claire Simonich | Nov 8, 2013 3:29 pm | Comments (17)
Claire Simonich (pictured), a first-year law student at Yale, sent in this essay about voting on Tuesday for the first time in New Haven.
by Gilad Edelman | Oct 14, 2013 2:53 pm | Comments (3)
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me?”
—Hillel the Elder, c.110 B.C.–10 A.D.
In her bid for a variance to sell beer at a grocery store on the corner of Edgewood and Orchard, Bethzaida Davila would have done well to heed Hillel’s famous directive to be one’s own advocate.