by Thomas Breen | Feb 21, 2019 7:37 am | Comments (3)
A regional utility company is finally ready to start hauling toxic dirt from the contaminated site of two long-defunct Fair Haven power plants.
But there’s one more task the company has to complete before it can begin this latest stage of environmental remediation: It has to actually talk with the public about what it’s doing, and why.
Continue reading ‘UI Agrees To Confront Public On English Station Cleanup’
by Allan Appel | Feb 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Apologize nicely one month, then next month you might receive the blessing you sought.
Continue reading ‘Solar Array Approved In Fair Haven’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 14, 2019 2:51 pm | Comments (2)
The newly rehabbed Grand Avenue Bridge won’t just be adjacent to a public park along the Quinnipiac River.
It will be a public space in its own right, with a newly widened path for pedestrians and bicycles that will look south over the water.
Continue reading ‘Wider Foot-Bike Path Coming To Rehabbed Bridge’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 12, 2019 7:57 pm | Comments (12)
From electrical insulation to custom art frames.
A Fair Haven factory is about to make that transition as a Brooklyn-based frame manufacturer moves to town and a heavy industrial manufacturer rolls out, in the city’s latest property transactions.
Continue reading ‘50 Factory Jobs Coming To Fair Haven’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 7, 2019 12:17 pm | Comments (1)
Moms and dads, alders, social-service providers and neighborhood fixtures will be walking through eight schools over the coming months, giving school principals and teachers a lesson on how to make them feel welcome.
Continue reading ‘Want A Tour? Schools Seek Parent Feedback’
by Allan Appel | Feb 1, 2019 4:29 pm | Comments (3)
Who would be more inspirational to invite to your middle school college prep rally: A university’s president? Or its mascot?
Continue reading ‘Snowball & Promise Celebrate A Decade’
by Allan Appel | Jan 30, 2019 7:50 am | Comments (8)
The Grand Avenue Bridge, a swing span with Erector Set-like trusses and one of the glories of Fair Haven and of the city, was painted black back in 1898 when it was built and has always been so.
A needed full rehabilitation will get under way this fall, complete with vehicle closures that will last all of 2020 and perhaps through the middle of 2021.
When the rebuilt bridge emerges — with new electrical and mechanical systems and new, smoother roadways to endure for future generations — will it be painted the old coal black or Statue of Liberty Green or some shade thereof?
Continue reading ‘New Grand Avenue Bridge: Paint It Black?’
by Allan Appel | Jan 16, 2019 4:51 pm | Comments (5)
A leaky roof stains ceilings. People enter at all hours past lax security. Kitchens are cramped, an elevator often broken, bathrooms covered with mildew.
A top-to-bottom renovation is aimed at fixing those and other problems at two1970s-vintage public-housing complexes for the elderly and disabled, aided by a new legal run around federal cuts.
Continue reading ‘Tool Found To Land $18.7M For Repairs’
by Allan Appel | Jan 16, 2019 1:36 pm
DISTRICT co-founder David Salinas joined local officials in deploying over-sized golden scissors Wednesday morning to cut a blue ribbon to inaugurate a new “Comcast Business Innovation Lounge” space in the heart of the emerging tech hub’s campus on James Street in Fair Haven.
Continue reading ‘Business Innovation Lounge Opens At DISTRICT’
by Brian Slattery | Jan 15, 2019 7:44 am | Comments (1)
We’re maybe a third of the way into Rasheeda Speaking, and Ileen is treating Jaclyn badly. She’s sniping and casually cruel, and going a little nuts, and for much of the time so far, it has worked on Jaclyn, who at first doesn’t understand what exactly is going on.
Then there is a moment where she gets it. She sees the forces aligned against her. They threaten her livelihood. They threaten her dignity. And in retaliation, in a moment when Ileen isn’t looking, Jaclyn seizes the chance to open the drawers of Ileen’s desk and rearrange everything in them, so Ileen, who prizes order, can’t find anything.
Continue reading ‘Collective Consciousness Lets Rasheeda Speak’