by Thomas Breen | Mar 21, 2019 8:37 pm | Comments (6)
The developer of the Clock Shop Lofts told a judge his $38 million-plus renovation of an historic Mill River factory has a 50-50 chance of falling apart if a strip club doesn’t move out within a year.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 18, 2019 3:23 pm | Comments (6)
The city has moved to foreclose on a Mill River spaghetti sauce manufacturing plant due to unpaid taxes.
Meanwhile, the plant’s third-generation owner owes over $430,000 to a Morris Cove neighbor whom he took to court six times over 15 years over who owns the beach abutting their properties.
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by Staff | Mar 14, 2019 4:24 pm | Comments (1)
Local waterfowl can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now, that a bill that would designate both the Quinnipiac River and the Mill River as wildlife refuges has won a key sign-off from a state legislative committee.
Continue reading ‘A Happy Day For Ducks’
by Allan Appel | Mar 12, 2019 12:26 pm | Comments (7)
United Illuminating finally met with neighbors of its polluted former power plant — and offered a mix of news and no-news about its ongoing clean-up.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 12, 2019 7:58 am | Comments (17)
The developers of the new Clock Shop Lofts apartments recently stumbled upon a half-dozen high-power firearms buried beneath the floorboards of the former Hamilton Street factory complex.
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by Thomas Breen | Feb 25, 2019 8:43 am | Comments (10)
Twenty-five apartments in a rehabbed historic carriage factory. A “Planet Venus” strip club with liquor service in a 1960s-era concrete warehouse.
Both are planned for within a half-mile of one another on the same post-industrial stretch of Wooster Square.
Welcome to the new Wallace Street?
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by Christopher Peak | Jan 31, 2019 8:54 am | Comments (3)
As temperatures dropped into the single digits on Wednesday night, beat cops fanned out across the city searching for anyone who might be at risk of freezing to death.
Continue reading ‘Amid Freeze, Cops Look Out For Homeless’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 14, 2018 8:41 am
A Mill River strip club filed for bankruptcy the afternoon before its eviction hearing, buying itself time before having to leave in order to make way for a new complex of 130 low-income apartments and artist lofts.
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by Allan Appel | Dec 6, 2018 10:09 pm | Comments (3)
Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, 19-year-old Electrician’s Mate Floyd Welch was pulling together the microphone and other equipment for church services on his ship, the U.S.S. Maryland, anchored, with a sister ship, two by two, along one of the inlets at Pearl Harbor.
Within a half hour of noise, confusion, and alarms, he and his 1,000 shipmates were at battle stations. Where he stood through the smoke on the forecastle, he saw a battleship lying on her side.
Continue reading ‘Pearl Harbor Memorial Park Dedicated’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 23, 2018 12:57 pm | Comments (7)
Inside a Mill River factory where workers once made parts for jet engines, a new crew is designing and building bean-stalk and leaf-petal-designed children’s climbing sculptures to ship to California and the Middle East.
Continue reading ‘Shuttered Factory Gets Luckey’