by Thomas Breen | Oct 15, 2018 7:43 am
A three-family East Rock house sold for over double what it cost 30 years ago, and a major local property management company picked up four new units in two adjoining Fair Haven Heights homes, in some of the latest record land transactions in town.
Continue reading ‘Mandy Increases Heights Footprint’
by Molly Montgomery | Oct 15, 2018 7:38 am | Comments (1)
After an afternoon of talking, dancing, and eating in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, New Haven social-justice advocates marched Saturday from Mill Street to the corner of Blatchley and Grand Avenue. Over the stoplight they strung up a Christopher Columbus piñata, and over the Christopher Columbus Family Academy sign they taped a banner that read “Mantowese School,” unofficially rechristening the elementary school after a Quinnipiac tribal chief.
Continue reading ‘School “Renamed”; Columbus Piñata Whacked’
by Sonya Schoenberger | Oct 11, 2018 2:49 pm | Comments (4)
Juan and his son showed up at another foreclosure sale in Fair Haven, hunting for a bargain.
They didn’t find it.
Continue reading ‘Starting Price Deters Bidders’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 10, 2018 8:10 am | Comments (4)
In one math class at John S. Martinez Sea & Sky STEM School, students no longer sit in neat, orderly rows. On new four-wheeled desks, they swivel around the classroom without a seating chart.
Continue reading ‘Scores Suggest Personalized Learning Pays’
by Brian Slattery | Oct 8, 2018 7:56 am
A big sign at the entrance to Studio I greeted visitors there for City-Wide Open Studios’ Erector Square weekend. “Welcome,” it read. “We invite you to interact with our visual explorations into the topics of change and empaths.” Inside, artists Jennifer Rae and Christine Kane, who share the studio space, chatted with people eager to do just that.
“Talk about change,” Rae joked. “You should have seen the studio last week.”
Continue reading ‘Erector Square Artists Change It Up’
by Allan Appel & Paul Bass | Oct 5, 2018 1:15 pm | Comments (14)
Brewing citywide frustration over the continual shuffling of top neighborhood cops boiled over in Fair Haven, where elected officials from throughout New Haven joined Fair Haven neighbors in blasting the latest reassignment of a district manager as an example of how “revolving-door policing” is replacing “community policing.”
Continue reading ‘Crowd Slams “Revolving Door Policing”’
by Sonya Schoenberger | Oct 3, 2018 4:37 pm | Comments (2)
Four New Haven schools Wednesday celebrated winning national recognition for becoming healthy places — while they also heard a warning about storm clouds brewing at the federal level.
Continue reading ‘City Schools Learn How To Be Healthier’
by Cara McDonough | Oct 2, 2018 12:09 pm | Comments (2)
The walls of Rachel Bernsen’s studio in Erector Square on Peck Street are bright white, adorned with posters from various artistic events. There are colorful throw pillows stacked in the shelving in one corner. A model skeleton greets visitors upon entering, hinting at this room’s purpose: it’s all about movement.
“A lot of things happen in this space,” Bernsen said.
Continue reading ‘Rachel Bernsen Never Stops Moving’
by Allan Appel | Oct 1, 2018 3:07 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 Thomas Breen | Sep 21, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (3)
Yolanda Guzman made sure that Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Susan Bysiewicz didn’t leave her Grand Avenue bakery without taking a slice of tres leches cake.
In fact, Guzman packed eight slices of the three-milk Mexican dessert bread for the Democratic nominee: one slice for Bysiewicz, and one for each of the seven other local businesspeople, politicos, and campaign supporters who gave the former secretary of the state a walking tour of five different Fair Haven small businesses on Thursday afternoon.
Continue reading ‘Bysiewicz Seeks Latino Support On Grand Ave.’