by Christopher Peak | Aug 10, 2017 1:11 pm | Comments (5)
If no one lives near a convenience store, can it truly be considered convenient?
New Haven planning boards are mulling over that Zen-like koan as they consider the merits of allowing a gas station and convenience store to open at 670 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., near the thoroughfare’s intersection with Boston Post Road.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 1, 2017 2:45 pm | Comments (7)
Neighbors gave thumbs down to a dog park. But a butterfly garden? That might work on vacant property near the intersection of Rosette and Cedar streets.
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by Allan Appel | Jul 28, 2017 12:01 pm
When Frank Street resident Henry Brockenberry lost his retail job last month, he started coming to the Courtland Wilson Branch Library in the Hill to use the computers and Internet to job search.
But you have to take a break every once in a while from sending out your resume. That’s how Brockenberry discovered the branch’s up-to-date and extensive collection of DVDs.
Now, he takes out two a day — “religion, Bible, comedy, everything.”
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 28, 2017 8:13 am | Comments (12)
A shelter for homeless families will close next month, as its parent agency struggles to balance its books — and meet the need for emergency beds even as industrywide policy shifts towards longer-term supportive housing.
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by Jon Greenberg | Jul 26, 2017 4:02 pm | Comments (4)
The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, which services just about 38,000 New Haveners a year, is about to be able to service a whole lot more.
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 21, 2017 7:51 am | Comments (6)
Yale architecture students are teaming up with Columbus House on a pre-fab house, the 50th annual such project for low-income families, now that the zoning board has blessed the project with a needed variance.
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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 Thomas Breen | Jul 15, 2017 9:34 pm | Comments (11)
Is New Haven a stable city that has become safer, more responsibly governed, and more attuned to the needs of its students and workers over the past four years? Or is it barely treading water, rife with violence and unemployment, led by a mayoral administration bent on political retaliation and deceit?
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by Paul Bass | Jul 13, 2017 12:10 pm | Comments (1)
Incumbent Alders Jeanette Morrison (Dixwell), Evelyn Rodriguez and David Reyes (the Hill) and alder candidate Ron Hurt Thursday talked about why they’re running for reelection and election this year on the latest edition of WNHH radio’s “Dateline New Haven” program.
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 12, 2017 8:47 am | Comments (14)
Across from Union Station, the once busy Church Street South apartment complex feels like an eerie maze. Bugs swirl around illegally dumped heaps of garbage and rubber tires; weeds attempt to break through the asphalt. On the outskirts, by the cinderblock walls, youngsters sit on corner stoops smoking marijuana and catcalling at passersby. Inside the labyrinth, a group of scuffed-up guys carrying backpacks and rolling suitcases dodged into entryways, trying to remain out of sight.
Most of the 301 families who once lived there are gone, chased out by dangerous living conditions festering under the management of a government-subsidized private owner. But, long after the place was supposed to be empty of humans and torn down to make way for a bigger mixed-use complex, 20 families remain in the partially demolished, mold-ridden crumbling old version — and officials are urging them to hurry up and find new homes elsewhere.
Continue reading ‘20 Last Families Urged To Move Out’