by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 14, 2018 8:07 pm | Comments (20)
When city firefighter George Chin saw the brick house in Wooster Square, it was love at first sight. Thanks to a new program that gave him $10,000 toward a downpayment and closing costs, he’ll soon be moving in.
Continue reading ‘NAACP Starts “Homeownership Matters”’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 14, 2018 4:03 pm | Comments (4)
The city is taking a Quinnipiac Meadows homeowner to court for consistently failing to clean his yard of the heaps of used cars he likes to fix up and race.
Continue reading ‘City Tackles Car-Tinkerer’s Mess’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 14, 2018 7:36 am | Comments (14)
Westvillers came out to a zoning hearing to support two new plans to build up and boost nightlife in their commercial village, while upstairs music teachers added a discordant note.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Back Manjares, Delaney’s’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 13, 2018 7:52 pm | Comments (16)
Hartford — Wilbur Cross High School student Hazel Mencos came to the state Capitol Tuesday and exercised a right that many American citizens never use: She testified in a public hearing in favor of a bill, answered questions from a lawmaker, and had her view entered into the public records.
Continue reading ‘Wilbur Cross Dreamers School Legislators’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 13, 2018 3:17 pm | Comments (9)
An assisted living facility would be OK, but not a boarding house. An apartment building could rise four stories and have a first-floor pharmacy — but no convenience store. Boutique hotel? Fine. Motel? Not fine.
And never shall there be a drive-through fast food restaurant in the heart of the Village.
Continue reading ‘“New Urbanist” Westville Zone Proposed’
by Paul Bass | Feb 13, 2018 12:16 pm
Having trouble keeping track of the flood of candidates running for governor this year? Try this week’s news crossword to see how much you’ve absorbed after all.
Continue reading ‘Pop News Quiz: The Guv Boat’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 13, 2018 8:22 am | Comments (18)
Expressing a willingness to make tough decisions, the Board of Education voted for staff to come up with $10 million in possible cuts for next year — even if that means closing schools.
Continue reading ‘Schools, Doubting Bailout, Plan $10M Cut’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 12, 2018 3:07 pm | Comments (18)
A new push for accountability in the Board of Education’s multi-million-dollar contracting process led members to table multiple items at a committee meeting, including funding for a new program for foster youth run by former Alder Sergio Rodriguez.
Continue reading ‘School Board Says No, Tell Us More’
by Mercy A. Quaye | Feb 12, 2018 12:11 pm | Comments (2)
Ready or not, Black History Month at Yale’s Afro-American Cultural Center promises to deliver the goods. And despite how New Haveners may have been made to feel in the past, all events will be open to the public.
This revived commitment to the New Haven community comes from Dean Risë Nelson, the New Haven-raised director of Afro-American Cultural Center (Af-Am House) who is in her third year at the helm.
Continue reading ‘Dean Connects City, Af-Am House’
by Allan Appel | Feb 9, 2018 4:08 pm | Comments (25)
A city developer plans to create a mini-neighborhood of middle-income apartments and local stores done in the architectural style of the historical oystering village along the East Grand Avenue side of the Quinnipiac River — an idea a previous builder tried and failed to carry out.
Continue reading ‘New Builder Revives Riverfront Dream’