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City Digitizing Centuries Of Construction History

by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2019 4:47 pm | Comments (4)

Thomas Breen photoBuilding Official Jim Turcio knew his grandfather built houses in New Haven. He just didn’t know where.

Thanks to a massive new scanning effort that will see over one million pages of city building permits moved online, Turcio can now point to a handful of 70-year-old East Shore ranch houses that were built by his dad’s dad.

When the digitization project is through, anyone with an internet connection will be able to do the same.

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Harp Taps Yesenia Rivera For School Board

by Christopher Peak | Feb 13, 2019 7:20 am | Comments (4)

Contributed PhotoMayor Toni Harp has picked Yesenia Rivera, the director of a school-based childcare program, to fill an empty spot on the Board of Education.

If the Board of Alders approves her nomination, Rivera, the program director at the Edgewood PTO Child Care Program and the housing assessment director at The Connection, Inc., will be the newest appointee on the seven-member school board.

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City, Legal Aid Clash On Lead Paint

by Thomas Breen | Feb 8, 2019 1:04 am | Comments (17)

Thomas Breen photosPaul Bass photoThe city spent $32,000 on the court-ordered, emergency lead abatement of a single Elm Street apartment.

According to the health department, the abatement went off without a hitch, and lawmakers should rest easy now that the landlord has fully reimbursed the city.

According to a legal aid attorney and lead poisoning watchdog, the abatement was too costly, too slow — and indicative of city government’s wholly inadequate and dishonest response to New Haven’s child lead poisoning crisis.

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