by Allan Appel | Jun 22, 2017 7:07 am | Comments (12)
Instead of winning a preliminary vote to buy and renovate the vacant Strong School building into new apartments, a Litchfield-based developer ended up being grilled over whether his plan can work in the real world of real estate.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 9, 2017 2:20 pm | Comments (3)
It looks like Joel Schiavone will get to enjoy the downtown he helped revive for at least two more years.
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by Lucy Gellman | May 17, 2017 4:43 pm | Comments (6)
The bedroom isn’t in the basement anymore. A dining room is still missing a table and chairs. Only the ghosts of her parents live on the first floor. But for Robyn Handy, 944 Sherman Ave. is home twice over — and now it’s hers.
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by Thomas Breen | May 17, 2017 8:02 am | Comments (20)
A historic industrial building in the Wooster Square neighborhood that has sat vacant for years may soon be home to nearly two dozen new apartments and a street-level café or microbrewery.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 16, 2017 7:35 am | Comments (3)
The city’s anti-blight agency has received the go-ahead to pursue the rehabilitation of a historic West River brownstone that was once pegged for demolition.
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by Paul Bass | May 4, 2017 4:50 pm | Comments (10)
After New Haven’s economic development chief sold an investment property for $1.3 million more than he paid for it, a busy local investor wondered: Is it time to sell my own properties?
Continue reading ‘Builder Weighs Selling Hotel, Harold’s Lots’
by Lucy Gellman | May 1, 2017 2:45 pm | Comments (2)
On the eve of his departure from Liberty Community Services, Director John Bradley got a stylish and tearful goodbye — and promised to continue supporting the organization from outside it.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 28, 2017 7:33 am | Comments (12)
Builder Randy Salvatore has invited potential buyers to make offers on the 136-unit luxury apartment building he erected on a former downtown red light-district corner.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 27, 2017 3:21 pm | Comments (13)
The city plans to restore a historic West River brownstone that was once pegged for demolition into affordable homes for two working-class families and their future tenants.
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by Thomas Breen | Apr 26, 2017 12:06 pm | Comments (1)
After spending years interviewing tenants and landlords and reporting on urban evictions, Matthew Desmond reached a conclusion that surprised him: Conventional liberal and conservative explanations that heap blame on everything from deindustrialization to out-of-wedlock childbirth overlook the actual root causes of poverty in this country.
Continue reading ‘A Moral Call To Action On Poverty’