With New Haven’s seat considered safe, a traveling “brigade” of local Democratic campaign volunteers has regrouped for the first time in four years to help a political newcomer one district over win a pathbreaking bid for U.S. Congress.
A three-family East Rock house sold for over double what it cost 30 years ago, and a major local property management company picked up four new units in two adjoining Fair Haven Heights homes, in some of the latest recorded land transactions in town.
Cedar Hill is in its worst shape in half a century, and its few remaining business owners desperately need the city’s help.
They also need to convince city zoners to reconsider a decision that’s preventing an investor from expanding a gas station with a 24-hour convenience store.
Merchants from the pocket-sized neighborhood at the eastern end of New Haven’s Hamden border delivered that message Thursday to city economic development and anti-blight officials during an emotional hour-and-a-half-long meeting.
Grilled at a two-hour-long confirmation hearing, the returning City Hall official Mayor Toni Harp has tapped to oversee city services said his first priority will be reining in runaway police and fire overtime costs.