by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2017 5:10 pm | Comments (3)
The “ghost house” of Fair Haven Heights, a long empty 1830s potential Greek Revival gem, is on track to becoming a host house, a restored historic structure that will shelter a young, working New Haven family through the labors of love and finance of Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven.
Yet others like it may well meet the wrecking ball if Community Development Block Grants (DCBG) and similar federal funds that support Habitat are eliminated, as currently called for in the President Trump’s proposed budget.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 29, 2017 10:48 am | Comments (1)
An old school could soon have a new parking lot and playground. And that’s good news to an award-winning principal who has struggled to find her students a place to get their needed 20 minutes of daily exercise.
Continue reading ‘No New School Yet — But Maybe Swings’
by Allan Appel | Mar 9, 2017 3:44 pm | Comments (12)
The owner described crumbling foundations, collapsed chimney, widespread termite infestation eating all the extant beams, a structure ready to fall down with the next strong wind gust.
Neighbors urged commissioners to save the rare 19th century Greek Revival survivor to preserve the Quinnipiac River Historic District’s character.
Continue reading ‘Raze It? Or Try To Save It?’
by Allan Appel | Feb 16, 2017 5:07 pm | Comments (2)
The engineering experts said the intersection did not meet national criteria—not enough traffic volume, nor reported crashes of the right kind were documented.
Continue reading ‘Data Weighed, Overriden On New Stop Signs’
by Staff | Feb 16, 2017 9:13 am
Members of Hillhouse High’s championship men’s football team scored again Thursday, this time taking the field at Quinnipiac Stem Magnet School.
Continue reading ‘Champs Read Aloud’
by Allan Appel | Feb 1, 2017 9:04 am | Comments (5)
Nearly 200 neighbors have signed a petition demanding changes at a problem intersection after speeding drivers twice crashed into the same property in four months.
Continue reading ‘Vehicular “Chaos” In The Heights’
by Allan Appel | Jan 26, 2017 3:04 pm | Comments (10)
They saw fewer houses lit with Christmas lights this year—and more blighted buildings.They see trucks and broken cars parked on sidewalks by a tow shop. They see forbidden barbed wire appearing atop commercial fences.
Along with upticks in speeding and graffiti, that jolted neighbors to resurrect the Quinnipiac River Community Group (QRCG).
Continue reading ‘Clunkers, Barbed Wire Reignite Neighbors’
by Lucy Gellman | Jan 11, 2017 2:31 pm
Tatyana Ramirez was struggling with the “tower of power” two-minute challenge — how to build the highest, most stable structure in the room with only candied fruit and toothpicks — when she had an algebraic revelation: Use a triangular base.
Continue reading ‘Girls Gather S.T.E.A.M.’
by Shari Hoffman | Nov 19, 2016 6:44 pm | Comments (1)
From about 5 p.m. on I was waiting at the New Haven Walmart for the bus to come. A bunch of us waiting were from Bella Vista. The driver was nearly 20 minutes late, and it was getting cold.
Continue reading ‘Three Peels For The Bus Driver!’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 1, 2016 8:05 am
It lives in a river with a history of abuse and pollution. It swims in waters filled with hard-to-filter chemicals.
Despite that discouraging environment, an expert told a riverine gathering, the male mummichog is in OK shape, for the time being.
Continue reading ‘Mud Minnow Is Safe — For Now’