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 | Jun 28, 2017 2:28 pm | Comments (4)
They’ve worked together to fight blight and slumlords and to plan for development on Route 34. Now the three alders — dubbed “Three the Hard Way” and the “Three Musketeers”—representing Dwight, Edgewood and West River are seeking another term to focus in on jobs for their constituents.
Continue reading ‘“3 Musketeers” Run Jointly For Reelection’
by Staff | Jun 12, 2017 2:56 pm
Renowned klezmer clarinetist and bluegrass mandolinist Andy Statman revived century-old Chasidic melodies Sunday afternoon inside one of New Haven’s best rooms to hear music — the lovingly restored sanctuary of an almost century-old synagogue.
Continue reading ‘Orchard Street Shul Throws A Party’
by Staff | May 17, 2017 10:42 am | Comments (2)
A 36-year-old Hamden man died after his motorcycle and SUV crashed at the corner of Judson Avenue and Mead Street in New Haven’s West River neighborhood.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 16, 2017 7:35 am | Comments (3)
The city’s anti-blight agency has received the go-ahead to pursue the rehabilitation of a historic West River brownstone that was once pegged for demolition.
Continue reading ‘Alders OK Historic Rehab’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 27, 2017 3:21 pm | Comments (13)
The city plans to restore a historic West River brownstone that was once pegged for demolition into affordable homes for two working-class families and their future tenants.
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by Allan Appel | Mar 30, 2017 1:32 pm | Comments (1)
Although it could not be independently verified — not even by her mother — first-grader Michelle Mapuvire revealed that she has read Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears A Who 79 times. Not 78 times and not 81 times.
Continue reading ‘Barnard School Transformed Into Seussville’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 24, 2017 1:52 pm | Comments (1)
When Jeff Moreno became a Livable City Initiative neighborhood specialist for the Hill, he tried to get someone to clean up a fenced lot near the end of Rosette Street. At first he didn’t know the identity of the nuisance landlord; it turned out to be the state Department of Transportation.
Continue reading ‘City Seeks 16 State-Neglected Lots’
by Staff | Dec 22, 2016 2:11 pm
One of the longest-standing examples of New Haven’s community-garden movement is now in the hands of the New Haven Land Trust.
Continue reading ‘Land Trust Buys ChapelSeed Community Garden’
by Michelle Liu | Dec 8, 2016 8:21 am | Comments (15)
Historic preservationists in Dwight accused Yale-New Haven Hospital of trying to demolish a treasured George Street building by neglect — while the hospital responded that the neighbors thwarted their efforts to turn the property over to Habitat for Humanity over a year ago.
Continue reading ‘Dwight Presses To Save Historic Building’