by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 26, 2016 7:44 am | Comments (6)
An historic building transformed into a corporate warehouse. A line of noisy trucks speeding through the neighborhood day and night. An opportunity for growth foiled by a chain of broken promises.
Continue reading ‘Wooster Square: Screw U-Haul’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 25, 2016 2:12 pm
Wood dust flew in all directions as Chris Martindale sawed down a sick ash tree near Greene Street in Wooster Square Park.
The city parks employee was the one doing the chopping, but the tall tree had already succumbed to the burrowing of a tiny green beetle.
Continue reading ‘Boring Beetles Topple Big Ashes’
by Rohan Naik | Jul 25, 2016 7:50 am | Comments (3)
Tony Vitolo doesn’t move the way he used to, but in his old age he remains just as passionate about his heritage.
Continue reading ‘118 Times, & Counting’
by Paul Bass | Jul 22, 2016 4:28 pm | Comments (14)
“Help me! Help me!” Patricia Cofrancesco was screaming.
A crowd formed around her. “Motherfucker, you killed her!” came one yell. Another: “Motherfucker, you’re going to get it now.”
Continue reading ‘Cofrancesco Recounts Fatal Collision’
by Daniela Brighenti | Jul 22, 2016 8:15 am
Ruel Dixon works as a behavior analyst for Middletown’s public schools. In the afternoons, he gets to change out of his work clothes, put on his large-soled boots and step for what he calls it “the love of the art.”
Continue reading ‘Omegas Heading To Vegas For The Step Crown’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 21, 2016 7:52 am | Comments (18)
Plans to turn the former C. Cowles & Co. factory on Water Street in to a U-Haul storage facility moved closer to reality, while a developer pulled the plug for now on her own plans to provide boat storage along the Qunnipiac River.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 19, 2016 7:41 am | Comments (8)
If pizza-heavy Wooster Street were laid with cobblestone and lined with a mix of Italian and non-Italian-Amiercan businesses — would it attract more pedestrians?
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Envision Wooster Square 2.0’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 11, 2016 7:25 am | Comments (7)
State officials scaled back plans for promoting historic preservation in Wooster Square after a small but vocal group of neighbors protested the proposal.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 27, 2016 7:37 am | Comments (14)
Barbara Iannaconne has spent thousands of dollars on renovations to bring 86 William St. to the modern age from 1870 over the last 29 years. Now she worries that if all of Wooster Square becomes “historic,” she’ll have to spend more money — money she doesn’t have.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Debate How “Historic” To Get’
by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 24, 2016 7:04 am
Standing in front of hundreds, Marie Apicella carefully tugged on one side of a soft, red curtain. On the other side, Anthony Pisanelli did the same, the two unveiling the statue of Saint Andrew the Apostle, the patron saint of Amalfi, Italy.
Continue reading ‘St. Andrew Reappears — & The Party Starts’