by Christopher Peak | Aug 8, 2017 3:12 am | Comments (5)
One of New Haven’s largest landlords has agreed to a $121,000 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over alleged violations of lead-safety rules — the EPA’s latest enforcement action in what environmentalists worry will be a dwindling federal caseload as the Trump administration limits oversight of toxic chemicals.
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 20, 2017 8:18 am
Unionized textile workers lost guarantees against outsourcing in their latest contract, but the factory owners assured employees they wouldn’t need the protections.
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 17, 2017 12:10 pm | Comments (41)
The sewer authority attached a foreclosure sign to the chain-link fence outside Destiny Roldan’s white, two-story house in Fair Haven Heights. In block letters, it announced an upcoming auction to sell the $150,100 home to recoup her unpaid bills — which totaled just $3,436.
The scheduled foreclosure sale was part of the sewer utility’s latest wave of threatened property grabs, in an attempt to recoup debts that are worth a fraction of the homes’ value.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 21, 2017 7:25 pm | Comments (23)
Factory workers in Fair Haven Heights saved their pensions. Now they’re fighting for their jobs.
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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.
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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.
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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’