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Waverly Warms To Live-In Cop

by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 19, 2014 3:51 pm | Comments (1)

Aliyya Swaby Photo The kids at the Waverly Townhouses have come to know Officer Jason Santiago—not because he patrols there, but because he lives there.

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West River Neighborhood Parties for Peace

by Khadija Hussain | Sep 15, 2014 7:41 am | Comments (2)

Khadija Hussain Photo “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.

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4 “Urban Oases” Created In City Parks

by Staff | Aug 11, 2014 8:26 am

Contributed Photos

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).

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Alders Balk At Plan To Unlock “The Cage”

by Liana Teixeira | May 30, 2014 11:47 am | Comments (14)

Thomas MacMillan Photo 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.

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Centerplan Goes 3 For 3 On 34 West

by Diana Li | May 22, 2014 1:28 pm | Comments (15)

Diana Li Photo Adam Marchand wished he could have said yes to a bigger garage.

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Historic Synagogue Marks 100 Years

by Allan Appel | May 20, 2014 12:49 pm

Allan Appel Photo “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.

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Centerplan Seeks A Short-Term Parking Break

by Diana Li | May 14, 2014 3:13 pm

Bockstael/ Svigals + Partners

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.

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First “Rt. 34 West” Project Wins Final Approval

by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 24, 2014 3:30 pm | Comments (10)

Christopher Bockstael/ Svigals + Partners

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.

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Shadeless Rt 34 Parking Lot OK’d Despite Outcry

by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 17, 2014 8:09 am | Comments (21)

Thomas MacMIllan Photo 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.

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Hearing Set On Sherman/Tyler Surface Parking

by Staff | Apr 14, 2014 3:57 pm

Christopher Bockstael/ Svigals + Partners 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.

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Oct 2, 2014 12:07 pm
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Oct 2, 2014 12:05 pm
Address: 510 Grand Avenue New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 6

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