by Joshua Mamis | May 17, 2013 12:03 pm
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 12:16 pm | 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 5:36 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 1:37 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 5:04 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 12:47 pm | 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.
by Paul Bass | Nov 28, 2012 3:06 pm | Comments (11)
The city has figured out whether you have a “poor” or “excellent” sidewalk—and whether a crew will come fix it soon.
by Allan Appel | Oct 15, 2012 12:10 pm | Comments (1)
Keep the interns out of the salad greens. Rely on compost, not raised beds, to deal with contaminated soil And shoot to become an urban farmer, not a guard on the hoops court.
“It’s more important to be a farmer than a basketball player.”
A former pro basketball player and current star of the sustainable urban agriculture movement gave that advice to a young gardener in Fair Haven while shining a light on—and offering advice to—New Haven’s legion of hidden neighborhood farmers.
by Allan Appel | Sep 10, 2012 12:10 pm
Say goodbye to The Newhallville, The Dwight, and even the nearby Wooster Square. But Dixwell—also known as pulled pork, red onion, coleslaw, cheddar cheese on a ciabatta—survives. For now.
by Natalie Villacorta | Jul 26, 2012 1:34 pm | Comments (4)
It took a gift-card giveaway to lure people to respond to emails about Wooster Square’s management team meetings—and still not many showed up.