Fair Haven

Collective Consciousness Keeps It Fresh

by Brian Slattery | Jun 14, 2018 8:01 am

Brian Slattery PhotosFor teenager Chai’s birthday, his girlfriend Caryn is getting him something unusual: a new name.

She knows Chai doesn’t like his name, his full name, so behind his back she does some crowdfunding and raises the money — over $2,000 — to legally make the change.

One thing, though: Chai doesn’t know what to change it to. Another thing: Caryn doesn’t even know why Chai doesn’t like his name, or what it will do to his small nuclear family if he tries to change it.

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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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