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by Paul Bass | Dec 5, 2013 3:31 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 2:02 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 2:29 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 1:53 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.
by Paul Bass | Oct 11, 2013 2:10 pm
Yet another bureaucratic hurdle has blocked New Haven’s efforts to recapture control of a troubled housing complex before winter sets in: the federal government shutdown.
by Melissa Bailey | Sep 27, 2013 7:20 am | Comments (15)
After spending three years building a principal training program, Katie Poynter has jumped into the principal’s seat herself, leading an effort to raise morale and dipping test scores at Amistad Academy Middle School.
by Allan Appel | Sep 20, 2013 11:55 am | Comments (4)
The city moved forward this week on a plan to acquire the troubled Dwight Garden Co-op and work with tenants to find someone to repair the ailing housing development—ideally before winter sets in.
by Thomas MacMillan | Sep 3, 2013 7:20 am | Comments (4)
“Your current alderman voted to sell streets to Yale,” Greg Smith told a Dwight neighbor during a front-porch aldermanic election pitch. He vowed to bring “healthy debate” to the Board of Aldermen, to push back against the labor-backed super-majority that sold off High and Wall streets to plug a budget hole.
His opponent, incumbent Alderman Frank Douglass, said he’s part of a team that has brought needed voices to local government.
by Paul Bass | Aug 22, 2013 1:31 pm | Comments (3)
Just as New Haven was ready to start fixing the mess a developer made of a longtime housing co-op, a judge has halted a crucial tax foreclosure sale—and may have postponed any further action for at least three more months.
by Paul Bass | Aug 5, 2013 7:13 am | Comments (8)
A tax auction? Or a sale to a developer chosen by weary tenants?
Erik Johnson is weighing those two options for rescuing a battered housing co-op—and prized piece of New Haven property—now that city talks have broken down with a failed developer.