Business/Labor/ Economic Development
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 25, 2018 1:04 pm | Comments (5)
A landlord amassing thousands of dollars in blight fines on a deteriorating building he owns in Westville is suing the city for harassment over another property he owns at the edge of Wooster Square. The city’s suing him back.
Continue reading ‘Landlord Racks Up Fines, Files Lawsuit’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 24, 2018 1:42 pm | Comments (9)
Advocates for the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Connecticut are pushing for the Board of Alders to move faster than the stereotypical stoner on a resolution in support of such efforts in the state.
Continue reading ‘Like, Maybe They’ll Get Around To Voting’
by Markeshia Ricks & Tom Breen | Apr 23, 2018 4:19 pm | Comments (20)
The latest plans for a new apartment complex at the border of the Dixwell and Newhallville neighborhoods show slightly more apartments than had been previously pitched to neighbors and a less prominent “moat” of parking around the rest of the site.
Continue reading ‘Munson Project Inches Closer To 400 Units’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 23, 2018 12:16 pm | Comments (4)
A longtime dream of redeveloping a vacant parcel at 340 Dixwell Ave. into affordable housing moved a step closer to coming true.
Continue reading ‘Beulah Plans Housing On Joe Grate’s Lot’
by Paul Bass | Apr 20, 2018 1:02 pm | Comments (11)
The iconic Pirelli Building on Long Wharf, beloved by preservationists who feared it would be destroyed, is slated for new life as a hotel.
Continue reading ‘Hotel Eyed For Pirelli Building’
by Allan Appel | Apr 20, 2018 7:49 am | Comments (6)
It was a mistake for New Haven to pursue, along with Bridgeport, old ideas of economic development, like the elusive goal of attracting Amazon’s second headquarters with large tax incentives.
But the two cities should continue working together and through other regional partnerships—along with new approaches—so that economic growth and social equity can grow hand in hand in Greater New Haven.
Continue reading ‘Urban Expert Calls For “Inclusive Growth”’
by Paul Bass | Apr 19, 2018 4:33 pm | Comments (14)
New Haven has hundreds of new apartments that most people can’t afford to rent? Not to worry — other rents may go down as a result. And no one’s being displaced.
An out-of-town company bought a local factory and is sending its workforce to Meriden? Not to worry — the workers will keep their jobs, and a new owner will bring more jobs than before the local factory.
Continue reading ‘Development Commish Sees The Upsides’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 18, 2018 3:21 pm | Comments (1)
Hartford—New Haven invited state lawmakers and others at the state Capitol Wednesday to have a slice of apizza pie — and learn why the Elm City is one of the most important slices of Connecticut.
Continue reading ‘New Haven Day At the Capitol: A Slice Of The Pie’
by Mercy Quaye | Apr 17, 2018 1:15 pm | Comments (3)
I was 10, maybe 11 when I got my first Vigorol Liquid Relaxer.
For most Black girls before Y2K this was a right of passage and a privilege. In hindsight I can’t fully wrap my head around why: It’s like we were all lining and signing up for the risk of chemical burns in exchange for a weak guarantee of straight hair. And at the age of 11, that cost-benefit analysis didn’t add up for me.
Continue reading ‘Hairstylist Connects With Her Roots’
by Paul Bass | Apr 16, 2018 4:42 pm | Comments (15)
The owners of two Chinese agricultural-products companes plan to visit New Haven this summer, the first potential fruits of a trip local officials took last week.
Twenty-two New Haveners made the trip to China in a delegation led by Mayor Toni Harp.
Continue reading ‘China Trip Taps Transit, R&D Prospects’