Morris Cove

Renovated Senior Centers Show Off Their Youthful New Looks

by Allan Appel | Mar 6, 2018 5:14 pm | Comments (1)

New electricity, new plumbing, new kitchen, new bingo board and sound system.

Add to that new noise-attenutating ceiling-borne panels that look like flying sculptures.

Throw in new flooring, windows, lights, furniture, carpeting, and a paint job of such bright wall colors that Margie Staggers, who is partially blind, can take delight in them.

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Plan Previewed For Deepened Harbor Channel

by Allan Appel | Jan 11, 2018 9:28 am | Comments (6)

Allan Appel PhotoYou dredge, deepen and extend the New Haven harbor channel to bring in bigger ships leading to more efficient business.

Then you take the sand, silt, and other stuff you’ve hauled out of the depths and use it to shore up washing away beaches, to create new shellfish habitats and salt marshes. Who knows? Maybe you even find three of Fort Hale’s three missing 1779 cannon.

That rosy picture of an invigorated harbor all depends on one big “if”: If the dredged out material is biologically safe —non-toxic, and suitable for such beneficial uses.

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Visionary Returns, Feted

by Allan Appel | Oct 25, 2017 12:39 pm | Comments (2)

Allan Appel PhotoThey celebrated buying, rehabilitating, and selling scores of homes to first-time homeowners and in the process revitalizing a stretch of Newhallville that many had given up on.

Not on the agenda but very much part of the event was also celebration of the return to action of the man who has lead that effort for decades: founder and executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services, who has returned from a life-threatening stroke to be the very model of optimism and resiliency.

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