by Thomas Breen | Oct 22, 2018 3:45 pm
A local developer who has made a name building apartments for middle-income renters is shedding smaller properties to invest in larger-unit ventures Downtown and in Fair Haven Heights, as reflected in some of the latest recorded land sales in town.
Continue reading ‘Latest Sales: NHR Sheds Small To Focus Big’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 22, 2018 1:42 pm | Comments (3)
With the construction of the Q House slated to start in coming months, a campaign has begun to raise $3 million to make sure that it never closes its doors again.
Continue reading ‘Buy A Brick, Help Build The “Q”’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 22, 2018 7:42 am | Comments (1)
In Georgia, Democrats are accusing the secretary of the state of blocking tens of thousands of black people from voting. In New Haven Sunday, black women working to turn out the vote heard a promise from Connecticut’s secretary of the state that she’ll make it easier, not harder, to vote here.
Continue reading ‘As Goes Georgia, Doesn’t Go Connecticut’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 19, 2018 2:00 pm | Comments (6)
As she prepares to close a tailor shop that was a West River fixture for five decades, Libby Glucksman has a lot of boxes to pack. She has even more of a story to unpack. A survivor’s story.
Continue reading ‘Libby Glucksman Packs Up On Her Terms’
by Paul Bass | Oct 19, 2018 12:26 pm | Comments (10)
The faded retail hub of the Dixwell neighborhood appears on the verge of entering the 21st century.
Details to come, and be worked out.
Continue reading ‘Plans Afoot To Rebuild Dixwell Plaza’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 19, 2018 8:07 am | Comments (11)
Focus on talent, not taxes. Focus on growing companies that come here and want to be here, not dying ones that left.
Local pols heard that message in Fair Haven as they entered a different world from the one depicted on this year’s gloomy gubernatorial campaign trail.
Continue reading ‘DISTRICT Tour Dispels Campaign Gloom’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 18, 2018 4:25 pm | Comments (9)
As a homeless student at Sound School, Michaelle Gonzalez often crashed at her friends’ houses, but she sometimes had to sleep outside, right behind the school. She missed a lot of days and was reprimanded when she did show up. She eventually dropped out.
Continue reading ‘Homeless Student: Laundry, Not Lectures’
by Paul Bass | Oct 18, 2018 3:04 pm | Comments (6)
We’ll sell you the rights to operate money-making Bradley International Airport — if you agree to build up Sikorsky to steal flyers from White Plains and invest in New Haven’s Tweed-New Haven.
Continue reading ‘Pssst: Wanna Take Over 3 Airports?’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 18, 2018 7:57 am | Comments (5)
Georges Clermont looks for the beauty in what’s damaged — whether the material is wood, or a young person who failed to thrive in other New Haven schools.
He has been turning beat-up wood into violins and neglected kids into craftsmen in a shop inside an alternative high school, but budget cuts have now cut his experiment short.
Continue reading ‘Cuts Claim Miracle Woodshop’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 17, 2018 3:02 pm | Comments (4)
Add bioswales up and down James Street. Convert a portion of Exchange Street into a linear trail park. And always keep parking lot dumpsters closed to avoid stormwater runoff contamination.
Continue reading ‘Plan Proposes Mill River Clean-Up’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 17, 2018 8:25 am | Comments (23)
The police department’s top brass is looking to change the perception of its “no chase” policy as a “do nothing” policy when it comes to the annual summer nuisance of dirt bike and ATV riders.
Continue reading ‘Alders Back Cops’ Dirt-Bike Strategy’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 17, 2018 8:24 am | Comments (5)
At the last minute, another challenger emerged in the heated contest for the presidency of the teachers union.
Continue reading ‘3rd Candidate Enters Teachers Union Race’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 16, 2018 3:01 pm | Comments (9)
A team of punk rock game designers has taken ownership of a popular downtown co-working space, with a new game plan.
Continue reading ‘New Owners Pivot Grove Towards Arts’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 16, 2018 7:43 am | Comments (15)
The Board of Alders for the first time exercised its power to scuttle top mayoral appointments by voting down the the Harp administration’s choice for the next chief administrative officer.
Continue reading ‘Alders Vote Down Matteson As CAO’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 15, 2018 2:47 pm | Comments (3)
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.
Continue reading ‘Reunited Brigade Travels To Keep State Blue’