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Murphy Rides The Q

by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 15, 2014 8:09 am | Comments (5)

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy boarded the Q bus at Chapel Street and immediately encountered the “trifecta” of constituent challenges — employment, education, and housing.

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Bella Vista Gets 18 More Months To Build

by Melissa Bailey | Apr 9, 2014 8:23 am | Comments (2)

As a construction deadline passed, the Board of Alders gave Carabetta Enterprises an extra 18 months to break ground on a 399-apartment addition to its senior housing complex.

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Facing 30 Years, Scammer Turns Star Witness

by Paul Bass | Apr 4, 2014 5:30 pm | Comments (2)

Paul Bass Photo Zonah means “prostitute” in Hebrew. It accrued a second meaning in New Haven poverty real-estate scamming: “Name of fictional tenant on a fake lease created to fool the bank.”

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Fraud Defense: Banks Were The Real Crooks

by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 3, 2014 12:11 pm | Comments (1)

Thomas MacMillan Photo After the housing crash, taxpayers never got to see banking execs put on trial, to hold them accountable for tanking the economy and plunging the economy into recession — until now.

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Patsies? Or Schemers?

by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 2, 2014 8:33 am | Comments (2)

Thomas MacMillan Photo Inspired by late-night infomercials, corrections officer Jacques Kelly wanted to become a real estate mogul by picking up rundown properties in New Haven. He was uneducated. Naive.

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Here’s $69,000. I’ll Take $900,000

by Paul Bass | Mar 28, 2014 3:03 pm | Comments (40)

A developer who repeatedly broke a land deal with the city came looking for a bailout—and a chance to grab a six-figure profit that might have otherwise gone to taxpayers.

That “compromise” sounded good to City Hall and to a new elected official named Aaron Greenberg.

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Scammer, Awaiting Sentence, Rebuilds

by Paul Bass | Mar 27, 2014 3:17 pm | Comments (4)

Paul Bass Photo The confessed mastermind of a massive mortgage-fraud ring has started amassing a new poverty real-estate empire—before he even goes to prison.

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The Rent Hits $4,995

by Lucy Gellman | Mar 27, 2014 8:13 am | Comments (28)

Lucy Gellman Photo Silt-covered floors layered with rough wood beams and hail-sized chunks of concrete. Wires dropping and curling overhead like slender garden snakes. Two sinks, back to back, lying on the dusty floor of a would-be study.

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Call Her “Influential”

by Staff | Mar 26, 2014 4:18 pm | Comments (10)

Paul Bass Photo Call Karen DuBois-Walton “influential”—as in one of the country’s “25 influential black women in business.”

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Housing Authority Tops $200K In Snow Removal Costs

by Allan Appel | Mar 26, 2014 12:53 pm | Comments (2)

You think you’re tired of shoveling?

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Illegal Dumping
Apr 14, 2014 9:40 am
Address: 1655-1799 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 6

Construction debris - one large cabinet dismantled (3 or 4 pieces about 3 ft X 8...

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Tree Trimming
Apr 14, 2014 9:35 am
Address: 257 Quinnipiac Avenue New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 1

Off of Barnes Avenue take a right onto Quinnipiac Avenue, tree is located on the...

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