by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 25, 2014 7:10 pm | Comments (11)
Police made three arrests as the city dismantled a short-lived camp for homeless people, just after the mayor announced progress in a new longer-term community effort to make sure all New Haveners are housed.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 17, 2014 8:31 am | Comments (37)
The housing authority’s latest plans to revamp a Grand Avenue public-housing complex call for two new mid-rise apartment buildings with a corner store, 13 townhouses—and, down the line, buying and tearing down the homeless shelter next door.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 16, 2014 1:02 pm | Comments (5)
Riding on a city bus, Cynthia Keller got a phone call. She started weeping. After four years of homelessness, she learned she would finally have a place of her own.
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 2, 2014 12:12 pm | Comments (1)
Look for four new houses to come up for sale in the Hill soon as part of a neighborhood revival effort.
by Melissa Bailey | Jun 26, 2014 5:19 pm | Comments (18)
The city’s latest effort to revive an abandoned Fair Haven school building has come up with only one response—a plan to reclaim the space for arts and apartments.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 23, 2014 5:12 pm | Comments (13)
Leaking toilet? That just happened. Peeling air ducts? Painters are coming soon. Missing tiles? Repairs are underway.
Just don’t take any pictures. That would be bad for the clients.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 23, 2014 12:06 pm | Comments (3)
When Timothy Thomas got out of prison last year, he found himself “investing in the stock market” with a sledgehammer. Don Williams picked up a crowbar and started making “art.” Kenneth Baines got a new “Pa,” and Roger Johnson found he could be a leader and not a “punk.”
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 23, 2014 8:02 am | Comments (22)
Three decades after an old Fair Haven brewery was turned into apartments, the city is helping mend the owner’s troubled finances, and collecting $300,000 and a piece of riverfront property in the process.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 20, 2014 1:50 pm | Comments (2)
A century-old house on Chapel Street moved 20 feet Friday morning, inch by painstaking inch.
by Ike Swetlitz | Jun 20, 2014 12:04 pm | Comments (45)
After a city homeless shelter evicted him Thursday night, Flor Rico Jones traveled to Westville to knock on Mayor Toni Harp’s front door. He had company.