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Wooster Square Seeks Historic Continuity Amid Change

by Julia Zorthian | Jul 25, 2014 3:26 pm | Comments (1)

Julia Zorthian Photo At one table, neighbors said they could live with new six-story buildings. Too tall, said neighbors at another — four should be the limit.

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New Farnam Courts May Push Out Men’s Shelter

by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 17, 2014 8:31 am | Comments (37)

Thomas MacMillan Photo The housing authority’s latest plans to revamp a Grand Avenue public-housing complex call for two new mid-rise apartment buildings with a corner store, 13 townhouses—and, down the line, buying and tearing down the homeless shelter next door.

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LEAP Kids Crack The Code

by Allan Appel | Jul 8, 2014 12:47 pm | Comments (6)

Allan Appel Photo “I got it!” Jermiana Cannon exclaimed upon realizing that she could use a “repeat” command to shorten some computer code she’d just written. The exclamation echoed across the room—and signaled hope for New Haven kids aiming for the jobs of the future.

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Should Dogs Poop Here?

by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 8, 2014 9:06 am | Comments (37)

Thomas MacMillan Photo Paul Bass Photo An empty lot at a central downtown intersection may soon come to life—not as a new store, or offices or apartments, but as a spot for nearby high-rise tenants’ canines to answer the call of nature.

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Homeless Man Knocks On Mayor’s Door

by Ike Swetlitz | Jun 20, 2014 12:04 pm | Comments (45)

Ike Swetlitz Photos After a city homeless shelter evicted him Thursday night, Flor Rico Jones traveled to Westville to knock on Mayor Toni Harp’s front door. He had company.

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Yet Another Wooster Square Housing Plan Debuts

by Paul Bass & Liana Teixeira | Jun 17, 2014 8:06 am | Comments (50)

Petra Development LLC Paul Bass Photo The envisioned expansion of Wooster Square to the downtown border has taken another leap, as a third-generation New Haven builder unveiled a proposal to build a 325-apartment community on Union Street.

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Comcast Apartment Conversion Plan Advances

by Staff | Jun 13, 2014 3:25 pm | Comments (4)

With a vote by lawmakers Thursday evening, developers moved a step closer to converting Wooster Square’s Comcast building into 200 luxury apartments.

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6 Wooster Street Apartments OK’d

by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 12, 2014 1:04 pm | Comments (2)

Diana Li Photo A developer wanted to turn a Wooster Square social club into seven apartments.

You can build six, said the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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Elms Make A Comeback In The Elm City

by Thomas MacMillan | May 30, 2014 2:21 pm | Comments (3)

In a one-gallon pot on her front steps, Cordalie Benoit is growing a piece of New Haven history, and taking part in a now nationally recognized community gardening effort.

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City Plan OKs Comcast-To-Housing Conversion

by Diana Li | May 29, 2014 2:58 pm | Comments (17)

Diana Li Photo A developer has moved closer to gaining approval to convert the Comcast building at Olive and Chapel streets to 200 luxury apartments, part of a housing renaissance transforming the no-man’s land between Wooster Square and downtown.

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Public Space, Streets and Drains
Jul 30, 2014 5:23 pm
Address: 103 Linden Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 13

A large Puddle of water that has been sitting for over three weeks, and awful,...

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Private Property Issue
Jul 30, 2014 5:02 pm
Address: 236-246 Willow Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 2

The hedge at the corner of Willow and Orange is obstructing the sidewalk.

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