by Paul Bass | Dec 5, 2014 8:16 am | Comments (3)
Mayor Toni Harp, who has been urging New Haven to “buy New Haven” for the holidays, did some of her own local shopping in hiring a new chief for her neighborhoods anti-blight agency.
by Paul Bass | Nov 28, 2014 3:08 pm | Comments (2)
The man who brought a detailed view of cities from around the world to the Hill neighborhood has a new mission: helping New Haveners bring their own city into view.
by Paul Bass & Markeshia Ricks | Oct 29, 2014 12:28 pm | Comments (12)
Mayor Toni Harp Wednesday said she anticipates finding a local replacement for her departing neighborhoods development and anti-blight chief.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 15, 2014 11:16 am | Comments (1)
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 6, 2014 11:26 am | Comments (3)
Lena Largie showed a merry band of community-garden supporters something they’d never seen before: a melon cucumber.
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 2, 2014 10:56 am | Comments (6)
Mayor Toni Harp’s high heels have to be ready for anything—one minute she might be clicking her way through City Hall, the next minute navigating the construction site of the 13-story office tower. So it made sense that the first stop on a new shop-local initiative delivered her to Thom Brown.
by Paul Bass | Sep 29, 2014 2:24 pm | Comments (12)
The Harp administration has decided to sell five city-owned properties to five different kinds of buyers representing five different approaches to rebuilding neighborhoods.
by Jonathan Hopkins | Sep 8, 2014 2:16 pm | Comments (20)
First in a series exploring where the Greater New Haven region is now, how it got to where it is and how it can imagine itself in the future.
Old Story: New Haven provides high-paying jobs for the suburbs while housing and servicing the majority of the region’s low-income population.
New Story: The city’s high income areas are outperforming the suburbs in quality of life and inclusion of different social groups, and may serve as a new model for shared prosperity.
by Paul Bass | Aug 8, 2014 2:05 pm | Comments (13)
Michael Collins and Dee Johnson were glad to hear the city’s finding a buyer to rescue a vacant house on their block—and they hope the right kind of buyer ends up with it.
by Julia Zorthian | Aug 5, 2014 8:25 am | Comments (8)
From Elm Street downtown to Russell Street in the Heights, the city plans to spend up to $1.7 million rebuilding stretches of nine sidewalks, ranging from 75 to 2,400 feet long.