Duncan Boarders Start Getting Help Finding New Homes; Buyer Confirms Deal

by Paul Bass & Allan Appel | Aug 7, 2017 4:56 pm | Comments (47)

Paul Bass Photos The housing authority’s relocation team Monday began meeting with 45 boarders at the Duncan Hotel as the 123-year-old landmark readies a transition to an upscale university-themed establishment.

Longtime boarders like Elaine Sands, meanwhile, began packing — and wondering if they can still find a downtown room for $200 a week or less.

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Sound Down Around Tweed

by Allan Appel | Aug 7, 2017 4:30 pm | Comments (6)

Allan Appel Photo If Kim Makres’s tidy beige ranch house were any closer to Tweed New Haven Airport, it would almost be on the runway.

Close as it is, it picks up 97 percent less noise than it used too from the planes landing and taking off perhaps 75 yards away. As for the cars racing by on Burr Street to catch those planes, she doesn’t hear a single engine revolution or the slap of a tire.

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Neighbors Lacerate Strong School Proposal

by Allan Appel | Jul 27, 2017 1:11 pm | Comments (23)

Newman Architects Allan Appel PhotoMicro-apartments? Wrong for a family neighborhood.

Monthly rents up to $1,700? Non-starters for middle-to-low-income Fair Haven.

This developer? Troubling track record.

Fair Haveners bombarded a selection committee with that take on a developer’s proposal to buy the shuttered Strong School from the city for $500,000 and spend $16.7 million converting it into apartments.

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