by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 19, 2016 8:18 am | Comments (5)
Xavier Payne walked by a clearing on Shelton Avenue and saw a small group of people preparing food under a canvas awning.
He wandered over for a short stack of pancakes — and entered a new weekly communal happening, inspired by the Black Panthers, that nourishes Newhallville with free food, clothes, and chess and sewing lessons.
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by Duo Dickinson | Aug 31, 2016 12:14 pm | Comments (6)
The Yale Building Project has a relatively new name: The Jim Vlock First Year Building Project. Don’t let the new branding fool you: not too much has changed about it, except a widening and progressively hyperlocal focus. And that’s a good thing.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 30, 2016 8:14 am | Comments (20)
A commercial building instead of a police station in at 1 Union Ave. Another one in the historic former New Haven Railroad building. A now half-empty Church Street South razed and reborn as a 900-unit, mixed-use and -income development.
City officials asked U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to envision all those changes — and to help them make them happen — on a one-mile walking tour from Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ 100 College St. headquarters to Amistad Park.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 21, 2016 7:52 am | Comments (18)
Plans to turn the former C. Cowles & Co. factory on Water Street in to a U-Haul storage facility moved closer to reality, while a developer pulled the plug for now on her own plans to provide boat storage along the Qunnipiac River.
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by Qi Xu | Jul 14, 2016 12:19 pm | Comments (1)
New Haveners can now obtain resident parking permits and book first-time bulk trash collections each year for no cost.
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by Alexandra Diaz & Lucy Gellman | Jul 12, 2016 12:30 pm | Comments (1)
A kitten caught in car engine was saved from a grisly fate, thanks to a fast-acting East Rocker and the neighborhood association that rallied behind her.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 27, 2016 7:37 am | Comments (14)
Barbara Iannaconne has spent thousands of dollars on renovations to bring 86 William St. to the modern age from 1870 over the last 29 years. Now she worries that if all of Wooster Square becomes “historic,” she’ll have to spend more money — money she doesn’t have.
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by Alexandra Diaz | Jun 23, 2016 7:23 am | Comments (1)
The last four words Quanisha Cole heard her older sister Jajuana say were: “Don’t let me die.”
Then she was rushed to hospital, where Quanisha remembers hearing her mother ask for updates until doctors delivered terrible news: Jajuana, caught in gang crossfire, had died at the age of 13.
Quanisha, who was 11 at the time, shut down. For almost a year, she rarely spoke. She struggled with disciplinary problems in school, found herself quick to anger with her mother and siblings. She didn’t know, she said later, how she could go on.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 16, 2016 7:57 am | Comments (1)
A riverfront developer who wants to turn her vacant Front Street lot into storage space for boats has won over some of her neighbors—but still needs to convince some others as well as the City Plan Commission.
Continue reading ‘Loose Truce Struck In Fair Haven’
by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 15, 2016 7:46 am | Comments (1)
Kate Bradley kept some unusual items stocked in her fridge: thousands of live ladybugs.
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