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Yale Seeks Zoning Help For New Housing, Stores

by Paul Bass | Jan 21, 2015 5:38 pm | Comments (12)

Paul Bass Photo The new six-story building Yale plans to erect on a parking lot will contain 51,777 square feet of floor space, rise 73 feet at its highest point, and present a brick-and-glass facade to Elm Street, according to a filing with the zoning board.

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Downtown-Style Complex Planned For Dixwell

by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 8, 2015 7:46 am | Comments (17)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Melissa Bailey Photo If developer Juan Salas-Romer has his way, people in the Dixwell neighborhood will have a cozy place to enjoy fresh baked bread and coffee just as people downtown do, amid newly built housing.

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Public-Housing Senior Shivers

by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 7, 2015 4:52 pm | Comments (5)

Markeshia Ricks Photo At 3 a.m. on this coldest of January mornings, 80-year-old Dorthea Mitchell crawled out of bed to turn on the oven. It was that, or go to the hospital.

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“Now I’m The Landlord”

by Allan Appel | Dec 24, 2014 8:33 am | Comments (2)

Allan Appel Photo LaShawn McCoy had been working and saving for seven years to buy her first house. She found a cute two-bedroom on Blake Street.  As the closing approached this spring, two problems loomed, one huge, one small: Her credit report came back with a problem. And her son was shot.

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It’s A Wrap

by Allan Appel | Dec 18, 2014 3:19 pm | Comments (3)

Allan Appel Photo How’s this for a Christmas present: 117 New Haveners will be home—not homeless—for the holidays.

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Yale Limits Downtown Housing Plans, For Now

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 17, 2014 3:28 pm | Comments (26)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Yale has no current plans to build more graduate dorms beyond a planned six-story building on Elm Street, officials told community members.

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This White-Collar Crime Didn’t Pay

by Paul Bass | Dec 16, 2014 4:16 pm | Comments (1)

Paul Bass Photo Andrew Constantinou wasn’t a familiar face in Newhallville, but the devastation he helped wreak there earned him a five-year prison sentence.

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A Hill Refuge, Reborn

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 12, 2014 3:16 pm

Markeshia Ricks Photos For Nelson McLaughlin, homelessness meant sleeping on a bench, seeing someone from your past life walk by and hoping the person doesn’t see you.

“I didn’t want him to see me, to know that it was me,” recalled McLaughlin (pictured at left).

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Yale Plans New Grad Apartments For Elm Street

by Paul Bass | Dec 4, 2014 5:10 pm | Comments (19)

Paul Bass Photo Yale has begun shopping a plan to fill in a parking lot on Elm Street with a six-story building with stores on the first two floors and tax-exempt graduate-student apartments above.

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Neighbors Fight Mandy’s Apartment Conversion

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 25, 2014 8:02 am | Comments (8)

Markeshia Ricks photo An uproar from neighbors over a controversial landlord’s construction of new apartments led to a public admission of error by a city official—and a new zoning battle on the west side of town.

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Jan 28, 2015 10:38 pm
Address: Whitney (Northbound Between Canner And East Rock Rd) New Haven, Connecticut
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Jan 28, 2015 10:28 pm
Address: 165 Church St. New Haven, Connecticut 06510
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