A faith-based nonprofit developer sold a rehabbed Orchard Street home to a low-income buyer, marking its fifth gut rehab and affordable housing conversion completed on a single block between Charles Street and Henry Street.
Francine Caplan wasn’t sure she’d live to see the day where she didn’t hear a hail of gunfire just blocks away from her home. She and her neighbors had been pushing for what seemed like forever—actually more than two decades—for the city to move the outdoor police firing range in Beaver Hills.
Mary Brown has lived across the street from Goffe Street Park for 60 years. She has watched the plot of land, currently including a baseball field, basketball court and playground, morph into “not being kept up like when I was a kid.
With a shout of “Yes we can!” and the toss of some dirt, politicians and city officials launched the building of what will be the Barack H. Obama Magnet University School on the Southern Connecticut State University campus.