by Thomas Breen | May 19, 2017 7:33 am | Comments (6)
Olive Street will be the beneficiary of a new mobile, radar speed sign next year as the result of an annual exercise in “participatory budgeting”: a democratic decision-making process that empowers a neighborhood to decide how to spend a small share of the city budget.
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by Thomas Breen | May 17, 2017 8:02 am | Comments (20)
A historic industrial building in the Wooster Square neighborhood that has sat vacant for years may soon be home to nearly two dozen new apartments and a street-level café or microbrewery.
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by Lucy Gellman | Apr 26, 2017 2:25 pm
Tayrene Rodriguez jumped into programming headfirst when she learned that she would be building, attaching wires to, and writing code for a robot from scratch. Emiya Pearse didn’t, but found that her four teammates helped her get through it.
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by Christopher Peak | Apr 24, 2017 7:27 am | Comments (2)
Both the old and the new Wooster Square were on display at this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival, where octogenarian ladies from the Amalfi Coast chatted with old friends they hadn’t seen in years, couples danced to salsa music, women in saris made paper flowers, and families lined up for La Carreta’s tacos.
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by Thomas Breen | Apr 7, 2017 1:28 pm | Comments (8)
New Haven basketball players can look forward to smoother surfaces and clearer three-point lines at courts throughout the city. Wooster Square will be better lit at night. And more security cameras may pop up in city parks.
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by Staff | Apr 7, 2017 12:29 pm
New Haven got a new TV station Thursday, and Grand Avenue got a new business.
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by Thomas Breen | Apr 3, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (5)
New Haven’s top economic development official has promised to help a Grand Avenue homeless shelter find a new home now that the zoning board has denied its request for permission to move to an empty building on an industrial strip around the corner.
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by Thomas Breen | Feb 22, 2017 2:06 pm | Comments (8)
Sometimes, Sgt. Sean Maher told Wooster Square and downtown neighbors, they may need to choose between more walking cops and more traffic cops.
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by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2017 1:18 pm | Comments (5)
Operators of a Grand Avenue homeless shelter looking to move around the block will have to wait at least another month before the zoning board can vote on its relocating request. The reason for the delay: missing paperwork, and an incomplete application.
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by Paul Bass | Jan 25, 2017 4:11 pm | Comments (9)
The $9 million final leg of the Farmington Canal Trail is closer to construction thanks to a deal struck with neighboring property owners.
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