by Paul Bass | Apr 14, 2016 7:32 am | Comments (28)
New Haven’s city engineer found a way to please opposing sides in Westville with an updated plan to build two-way protected bike lanes — then moved on to absorb a different flavor of public feedback up Edgewood Avenue in Dwight.
Continue reading ‘Eureka! Zinn Discovers Bike-Lane Fix’
by Allan Appel | Mar 26, 2016 8:47 pm | Comments (3)
Alonzo Harvin remembered a “mother figure” who got him off drugs. Mabel Mincey remembered the caring pioneer who came to the hospital when her daughter was suffering with AIDS, back when most people didn’t know or want to know how to help.
Continue reading ‘Cofield’s Heroic Acts Of Compassion Remembered’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 8, 2016 8:24 am | Comments (9)
The Board of Alders gave final approval to a deal to transform the defunct CT Transit bus garage on James Street, and it gave the OK for the city to accept a $1.2 million grant to advance bike ridership on the west side of town.
Continue reading ‘Alders OK “DISTRICT” Deal, Cycle Corridor’
by Paul Bass | Mar 8, 2016 8:20 am | Comments (4)
A crew bulldozed a condemned former longtime produce market and adjoining apartment house Monday, as the owner and the city debated what should take its place.
Continue reading ‘Papa’s Comes Down; What Next?’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 25, 2016 4:50 pm | Comments (1)
A troupe of Augusta Lewis Troup School middle schoolers took their cues from a 1967 speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr., in which he declared, “I come here tonight and plead with you, believe in yourself and believe that you’re somebody. Be proud of our heritage.”
Continue reading ‘Troup’s Troupe Black & Proud’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 4, 2016 4:32 pm | Comments (4)
Dwight neighbors said thanks but no thanks, for now, to seeking federal millions for a comprehensive revitalization plan — because the plan included a notorious slumlord.
Continue reading ‘Fed Up With Slumlord, Dwight Neighbors Quash $2M Grant Quest’
by Paul Bass | Dec 24, 2015 3:20 pm | Comments (2)
The management company that oversaw the destruction — then partial rebuilding — of Alice Ashe’s apartment complex asked her to sign a petition the other day. She wasn’t buying.
Continue reading ‘Tenants Wooed In Land Grab’
by Joel Schiavone | Nov 10, 2015 1:02 pm | Comments (6)
A municipal taxing district created in 1986, Chapel West runs along Chapel Street from York Street to Sherman Avenue, Howe Street from George to Elm Streets, Dwight Street from Chapel Street to George Street, Park Street from Elm to Crown,York Street from Elm to Crown,Crown Street from Park to Howe, and Orchard Street from Chapel Street to George Street.
Chapel West has done a remarkable job. Basically replacing the city as much as possible and providing services to us property owners. May I suggest the next step?
Continue reading ‘Chapel West 2.0’
by Paul Bass | Nov 2, 2015 4:56 pm | Comments (6)
A crumbling government-subsidized housing complex in the Dwight neighborhood crawled with power-washers, construction workers and hazmat-suited cleaners Monday in response to an emergency order from the city’s building official.
Continue reading ‘Clean-Up Crews Descend On Antillean Manor’
by Paul Bass | Oct 30, 2015 3:01 pm | Comments (13)
Police charged a Yale student with failure to obey a school bus’s stop sign after she allegedly drove into a 7-year-old boy at the corner of Orchard and Elm streets.
Continue reading ‘Boy, 7, Struck By Car Upon Leaving School Bus’