by Allan Appel | Oct 1, 2018 2:07 pm | Comments (11)
Convert a funky parking lot into a local market that remains open at night.
How about another coffee shop?
Pick up the trash in the park more regularly.
Turn a long-vacant but historic school building into a model for inclusionary housing.
And don’t forget to launch that oyster boat business—a a local tourism-oriented vessel that echoes the oystering history of the area that would offer sunset cruises of the river and local historic locales.
Continue reading ‘“Strong School District” Plan Evolves’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 16, 2017 4:03 pm | Comments (16)
Despite a determined effort to sell off the vacant former Strong School in Fair Haven, the city is back where it started six years ago, unsure what to do with a deteriorating, century-old building.
Continue reading ‘Strong School Housing Plan Shot Down’
by Allan Appel | Jul 27, 2017 12:11 pm | Comments (23)
Micro-apartments? Wrong for a family neighborhood.
Monthly rents up to $1,700? Non-starters for middle-to-low-income Fair Haven.
This developer? Troubling track record.
Fair Haveners bombarded a selection committee with that take on a developer’s proposal to buy the shuttered Strong School from the city for $500,000 and spend $16.7 million converting it into apartments.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Lacerate Strong School Proposal’
by Allan Appel | Jul 20, 2017 3:02 pm
In the coming days Lt. David Zannelli plans to pull into Anastasio’s Boat House Cafe on Front Street by the Quinnipiac River. He’s going to order a sandwich, or more likely a salad.
And after that he’ll be lunching or meeting with colleagues at as many local eateries as possible.
That’s because Fair Haven’s new top cop is a believer not only in getting to know local businesses but in supporting them, especially those whose owners are community-minded.
Continue reading ‘Fair Haven Meets Its New Top Cop’
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 10, 2017 11:13 am | Comments (6)
Just off Grand Avenue, an African woman carries a bundled baby on her back, a purple cloth pressing up into her hair. A half-pigeon, half-dove with pink and blue-green wings flies above. Just a few feet to the left, an activist steps forward, bangled, purple fist slicing the air triumphantly. The Quinnipiac River bridge beckons behind her.
Continue reading ‘Mural Makes Over Vacant Former Strong School’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 15, 2016 7:43 am | Comments (35)
What’s an “affordable” one-bedroom apartment in Fair Haven? Neighbors said: $600 a month. An out-of-town developer looking to turn to buy the old Strong School said: not a dollar less than $875.
Continue reading ‘Developer, Fair Haven Square Off’
by Paul Bass | Nov 7, 2016 6:54 am | Comments (16)
Saying it has heard complaints that Fair Haveners had been shut out of the process, the Harp administration has slowed down the process of approving the sale of the old Strong School building in order to give neighbors a chance to weigh in.
Continue reading ‘Fair Haven Dealt Into Strong School Process’
by Rohan Naik | Aug 5, 2016 10:53 am
The first day of her summer job, Sadilka Lopez had “no idea what I was doing.”
Continue reading ‘Grand Acres Gets Facelift’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 12, 2016 10:58 am | Comments (1)
Mateo Cruz hadn’t even started his second birthday party at the Cityseed Fair Haven Farmers Market, when thunder rumbled in the distance.
Continue reading ‘Farmers Market Gets Thunderous Welcome’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 16, 2016 6:57 am | Comments (1)
A riverfront developer who wants to turn her vacant Front Street lot into storage space for boats has won over some of her neighbors—but still needs to convince some others as well as the City Plan Commission.
Continue reading ‘Loose Truce Struck In Fair Haven’