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Fire Marshal Office Grows A Team

by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 20, 2016 12:00 pm

Aliyya Swaby Photo Jennifer Forslund was encouraged by her father to avoid his firefighting lineage and go into another field after graduation.

Tuesday, her decision to press ahead in the family business earned its rewards, as she was promoted from firefighter to fire investigator and inspector after more than 20 years in New Haven’s fire department.

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Hill’s “21st Century” Library Turns 10

by Allan Appel | Sep 15, 2016 2:52 pm | Comments (2)

Allan Appel Photo Some of the reasons a crowd Thursday celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Hill’s Courtland S. Wilson Branch Library:
• Its blazing fast Wifi and reliably cool air conditioning.
• Its spacious meeting rooms booked from morning to night by civic groups ranging from the Pride Project to the Food Policy Institute.
• How 4-year-old Nydeliz Torres love to come and read her most favorite book, Pete the Cat.

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“Land Of Opportunity” Beckons

by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 30, 2016 8:14 am | Comments (20)

Markeshia Ricks Photo A commercial building instead of a police station in at 1 Union Ave. Another one in the historic former New Haven Railroad building. A now half-empty Church Street South razed and reborn as a 900-unit, mixed-use and -income development.

City officials asked U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to envision all those changes — and to help them make them happen — on a one-mile walking tour from Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ 100 College St. headquarters to Amistad Park.

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