by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 19, 2014 3:51 pm
The kids at the Waverly Townhouses have come to know Officer Jason Santiago—not because he patrols there, but because he lives there.
by Khadija Hussain | Sep 15, 2014 7:41 am | Comments (2)
“This is a time to celebrate peace.”
These are the words that Stacy Spell said on the stage at the West River International Day of Peace Festival Sunday, as people relaxed on the grass or listened to him from chairs below the stage. Kids ran around, playing in summer’s last few days of warmth.
It was an idyllic scne, which was the point—as people came together to celebrate peace in the community.
by Staff | Aug 11, 2014 8:26 am
Common Ground High School sent in these photos and the following write-up about the creation of urban wildlife refuges in New Haven, announced at an event Friday morning featuring kids, environmentalists, politicians and the United States Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS).
by Liana Teixeira | May 30, 2014 11:47 am | Comments (14)
The Harp administration’s efforts to get a long-troubled West River property known as “The Cage” into the hands of a rebuilder ran into a snag, amid questions from city lawmakers.
by Diana Li | May 22, 2014 1:28 pm | Comments (15)
Adam Marchand wished he could have said yes to a bigger garage.
by Allan Appel | May 20, 2014 12:49 pm
“You sold shoes on Legion Avenue. Three dollars a pair,” Paul Weiss told 100-year-old Herb Croog.
“Your grandfather circumcised me,” Croog reminded 90-year-old Samuel Faiman.
by Diana Li | May 14, 2014 3:13 pm
For once at a public meeting, developers of the first megablock of a new “Route 34 West” didn’t hear complaints about planning too much parking. Instead, they had to convince zoners that they aren’t trying to put in too little.
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 24, 2014 3:30 pm | Comments (10)
After lying fallow for decades, a megablock razed in the name of urban renewal will rise again — despite the opposition of one lawmaker and the reservations of another.
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 17, 2014 8:09 am | Comments (21)
Faced with grassroots opposition to parking cars on a Route 34 lot as part of a remaking of a neighborhood leveled by urban renewal, city planners compromised: Make it four years, with an optional fifth year.
by Staff | Apr 14, 2014 3:57 pm
West River neighbors plan to show up at City Hall Wednesday night to weigh in on a plan to move parking temporarily to a new block of the Route 34/Legion Avenue/MLK Drive median to make way for the larger “Route 34 West” project.