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by David Sepulveda | Oct 9, 2013 12:20 pm | Comments (6)
A sparkling white coach bus from New Haven Land Trust’s “Habitat, Harvest, and Happy Hour Benefit Bus Tour” ambled down Newhallville streets. At the head of the bus, Stacy Spell, a former New Haven homicide detective with microphone in hand, described how some of the streets and corners were once breeding grounds for crime, consumed in drugs and violence.
by Melissa Bailey | Aug 15, 2013 7:16 am | Comments (22)
(Updated with link to list) Because their Wooster Square landlord has ducked the city’s inspection program, two young kids have been forced to sleep on the couch for two years due to a broken, moldy ceiling in their bedroom.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 6, 2013 11:47 am | Comments (1)
If a Burton Street block watch captain sees a suspected bike thief headed toward West Elm Street, how can she warn that area’s neighborhood crime-fighting group? Is there even a block watch there?
by Allan Appel | May 28, 2013 1:01 pm | Comments (10)
Andy Ross found an alternative to moaning about how people don’t show up for neighborhood meetings: Offer them short meetings—and a shot at winning a free three-figure meal at Zinc.
by Joshua Mamis | May 17, 2013 11:03 am
Fifty years after white flight, a white couple has returned to build a home in a newly gentrifying neighborhood—and lands in a tense scene with neighbors. “It’s race,” the husband blurts out. “Isn’t it?”
by Allan Appel | Apr 15, 2013 11:16 am | Comments (1)
When the power went out on Upper Whalley during a recent storm, the city had no go-to contact info for the businesses there. Next time they plan to—as officials, prompted by the storm, prepare to map and collect data on all neighborhood commercial districts.
by Melissa Bailey | Feb 18, 2013 4:36 pm | Comments (32)
In order to carry passengers down Goffe Terrace Monday, the Z3 bus had to swerve around a bank of unplowed snow, crossing the yellow lines into oncoming traffic.
The tight spot was one of dozens neighbors flagged as they called in complaints about narrow streets and high snow piles—questioning the city’s assertion that the post-blizzard cleanup is largely done.
by Staff | Feb 15, 2013 12:37 pm | Comments (8)
(Updated: 4:45 p.m. Friday) With less than two hours’ notice, the city announced that Friday evening’s parking ban will extend to downtown streets.
by Melissa Bailey | Feb 11, 2013 4:04 pm | Comments (6)
When piles of snow from Winter Storm Nemo blocked the vents on Jessica Bergman’s Willow Street home, shutting off her heat Monday, David Streever and an emergency shovel team swung into action.
by Thomas MacMillan | Dec 10, 2012 11:47 am | Comments (12)
This spring, a bright white light began shining in Newhallville. With a new approval from city lawmakers, the light is spreading, and may one day engulf nighttime streets all over New Haven.