Architecture

City Follows Up On Fair Haven Sweep

by Thomas Breen | Jun 11, 2018 4:56 pm | Comments (18)

Thomas Breen PhotoEd Rodriguez wanted to turn the garage behind his Exchange Street home into an apartment for his daughter, her husband, and their child.

But he failed to clear his plans by the city first, and a dispute with a neighbor plus a city agency sweep of the neighborhood have put a pause on his hopes to increase the number of residential units on his property. At least, until he gets his permits in place.

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The Towers Turn 50, Plot New Strategy

by Allan Appel | Jun 7, 2018 12:10 pm | Comments (3)

Allan Appel PhotoNinety-two-year old Frank Mattei fought in Okinawa in World War Two then came home to a long career with the Bradley Smith Company of lollipop fame on Grand Avenue.

When he first moved into The Towers senior complex back in 1988, the lobby was much smaller, as was the dining area, and there was no bank, convenience store, or hair salon as there are now.

If the The Towers are to be successful for the next 50 years, they are going to have to make changes far more dramatic to attract Baby Boomers—old people who just don’t want to hang out strictly with other old people.

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