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by Gilad Edelman | Nov 21, 2013 1:35 pm | Comments (3)
All that stood between the aspiring developers of a Jordan’s Furniture megastore and the City Plan Commission’s approval was a 60-foot-tall, bright purple letter “J.”
by Gilad Edelman | Nov 13, 2013 8:00 am | Comments (5)
Armed with community support and a more detailed proposal, the aspiring builders of a Jordan’s Furniture megastore on Long Wharf got one step closer to approval at a Board of Zoning Appeals hearing Tuesday night.
After a brief presentation and no opposition, the board closed the public hearing and referred the proposal to the City Plan Commission, which will issue an advisory regarding the proposed parking and signage, then send the matter back to the zoning board. The board will most likely issue a final ruling at next month’s meeting.
by Gilad Edelman | Oct 9, 2013 7:15 am | Comments (13)
It might have trapezes or trampolines. Or a bowling alley. Or a Bose shop. Or fine dining or a Fuddruckers. Or it might never get built.
Eliot Tatelman learned Tuesday night that if he wants city permission to open one of his furniture mega-stores inside the Register building on Long Wharf, his plans will need to get more specific.
by Paul Bass | Sep 16, 2013 12:52 pm | Comments (7)
Fifteen years after the city cried foul over a state highway expansion plan, workers drove sheet pilings into the harbor Monday to begin construction of a new $37 million boathouse aimed at bringing New Haveners back to the water.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 8, 2013 11:10 am | Comments (3)
A damaged roof at the former Long Wharf home of Gateway Community College is scuttling plans for a new vocational school there and may force a city magnet high school to hit the road again, for the second time in less than a year.
by Allan Appel | Jun 26, 2013 1:57 pm | Comments (6)
In 2000 local manufacturer Sargent/Assa Abloy could not compete for contracts to supply locks and doors for the growing number of new schools being built in town because of the way the specs were written.
The city’s economic development director at the time told contractors: Change the specs so others can compete fairly.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 24, 2013 7:30 pm | Comments (30)
Mayoral candidate Toni Harp embraced the idea that New Haven should grow by 10,000 people over the next 10 years, with many of them inhabiting new waterfront apartments. And she accepted the endorsement of the guy who came up with that idea.
by Melissa Bailey | Jun 24, 2013 3:56 pm | Comments (1)
Not far from the downtown Arts & Ideas festival, Augustin Zununiga and his daughter jumped “to the moon” at a parallel gathering—a Long Wharf carnival—with a different vibe and a whole different crowd.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 17, 2013 4:18 pm | Comments (5)
A former fire chief blessed the city’s new fire boat with a few drops of water, then the “Nathan Hale” let loose with its cannons and sent 4,800 gallons per minute into the air.
by Allan Appel | Jun 14, 2013 2:08 pm | Comments (4)
Gary Holder-Winfield laid a personal wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Long Wharf Friday afternoon. He also lifted up two small American flags that had been previously placed there but now were touching the ground.
As a vet, he knew to do that. Holder-Winfield, who served five years in the U.S. Navy, is the only vet among the seven Democratic candidates for mayor this year. He said service in the military doesn’t automatically make a person a better candidate. But he argued that it instills useful qualities in a politician like judiciousness and a willingness to avoid going along with the crowd.