by Gilad Edelman | Mar 12, 2014 8:19 am | Comments (1)
The Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday evening rejected a proposal to convert buildings owned by a Wooster Square church into apartments, citing concerns about housing density and increased traffic.
by Paul Bass | Mar 3, 2014 6:00 pm
New Haven strip club owners “failed to take reasonable measures” to stop a man from shooting into the crowd and killing 26-year-old Erika Robinson, her estate charges in a lawsuit filed in Superior Court.
by Allan Appel | Feb 27, 2014 9:44 am | Comments (10)
A black entrepreneur built Long Wharf and the walls of our part of the Farmington Canal.
He also had a crazy notion that whites and blacks both had dignity and could work and thrive together.
That was in 1820s New Haven.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 20, 2014 3:45 pm | Comments (9)
After days of parking-ban confusion and no sign of city plow trucks in Wooster Square, Bill Iovanne decided to take matters into his own hands—by hiring a private crew to work through the night to dig out the neighborhood.
by Allan Appel | Jan 24, 2014 12:31 pm | Comments (5)
Little is known of Catherine O’Connell beyond this surviving photograph. She appears long-suffering, keeping her own counsel, and perhaps far older than her years, for a good reason: The American version of Downton Abbey, at least in New Haven, was not all smiles, wit, and loyalty to the master, but grueling labor at often humiliating tasks.
by Allan Appel | Jan 22, 2014 9:43 am | Comments (7)
In the brutal cold Tuesday evening, Dan Hartnett discovered that Mr. Jones, the can collector, was gone from his usual spot near the doorway of the High School in the Community. Draped over the fence behind a Water Street overpass he found a pair of snow-crusted blue jeans and two small duffel bags with shaving razors. In one doorway in Wooster Square he found a sleeping bag, a heater, and a slop bucket, frozen over brown.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jan 8, 2014 2:27 pm | Comments (10)
In order for a Fairfield company to tear down the Comcast building and put up a new mixed-use development, it will need city lawmakers to redraw the zoning map.
by Allan Appel | Dec 28, 2013 8:21 pm | Comments (2)
The “Mayor of Wooster Square” accepted accolades in the booth of the pasticceria where about 90 years before she helped to make the best zuppa inglese in all of New England.
by Allan Appel | Dec 6, 2013 2:16 pm
The long underwear came out. So did the mittens, gloves, and warm socks. Then the phone accessories and the music.
by Thomas MacMillan | Dec 3, 2013 3:17 pm | Comments (2)
The Board of Aldermen saluted three Wooster Square cops Monday night for their exemplary community policing.