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.
Continue reading ‘Renovated Senior Centers Show Off Their Youthful New Looks’
by Aneurin Canham-Clyne | Feb 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Planning is underway for a walking trail that will bring East Shore’s history alive.
Continue reading ‘History Trail In The Works On The East Shore’
by Aneurin Canham-Clyne | Feb 15, 2018 12:57 pm | Comments (2)
Southern Connecticut State University’s president popped in to the Lighthouse Road fire station the other night — to check in with his neighbors.
Continue reading ‘President Joe Hits The Hood’
by Allan Appel | Jan 11, 2018 9:28 am | Comments (6)
You 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.
Continue reading ‘Plan Previewed For Deepened Harbor Channel’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 6, 2017 4:00 pm | Comments (7)
The Farnam Community recognized some hometown heroes at its 10th Sports Celebrity Breakfast.
Continue reading ‘Farnam ‘Sports Celebrities’ Shine’
by Allan Appel | Nov 1, 2017 8:22 am | Comments (1)
Bart and Lisa patiently waited to climb a small set of steps up to a porch of a trim white house where an odd couple, a witch and Santa who lived there, gave them candies.
“Hey Bart!” cried out their grandfather. “What you get for me?”
Continue reading ‘Simpsons Invade The Cove For Halloween’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 27, 2017 4:49 pm
The Black and Hispanic Caucus took time out from its annual benefit for the city’s youth and seniors to honor a woman who truly has the keys to the city, Pattie Lawlor.
Continue reading ‘Gala Honors City Hall ‘Godmother’ Lawlor’
by Allan Appel | Oct 25, 2017 12:39 pm | Comments (2)
They 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.
Continue reading ‘Visionary Returns, Feted’
by Paul Bass | Oct 13, 2017 8:18 am | Comments (24)
Republican Donald Trump won far more votes in Morris Cove’s Ward 18 — 830 — than anywhere else in New Haven last year. Which might seem like a boost for one of the 27-year-old GOP candidate for alder there this fall.
Until you find out that he actually voted for Hillary Clinton in that election.
Continue reading ‘GOP Makes A Stand In The Cove’
by Allan Appel | Sep 26, 2017 6:09 pm | Comments (3)
New Haven has built a lot of “green infrastructure,” like those Lots of green infrastructure like bioswales that catch run-off. It is also monitoring the elevation of new buildings in flood plains.
Continue reading ‘City Scores A “Perfect” Seven For Flood Preparedness’