by Thomas Breen | Oct 31, 2018 3:20 pm | Comments (21)
New owners of a former clock factory on the industrial “Mill River” side of Wooster Square have moved to evict a nearly two-decade-old strip club as they prepare to convert the complex into 130 low-income housing units and artist lofts.
Continue reading ‘As Lofts Loom, Strip Club Gets The Boot’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 26, 2018 12:06 pm | Comments (23)
Over a swanky breakfast and then on a tour of tech and manufacturing hot spots, city leaders looked to convert a newly forged Chinese business connection into the creation of up to 100 local jobs.
Continue reading ‘Chinese Manufacturer Comes Shopping’
by Allan Appel | Oct 24, 2018 11:08 am | Comments (12)
A grocery, a deli, florist, a coffee shop, or an all-purpose hardware store so you wouldn’t have to drive five miles to pick up a nut, bolt, or screw.
An ethnic restaurant with tables on the sidewalk, to be welcoming. Something that says “neighborhood.”
And how about lowering traffic speeds, less loitering, and attracting foot traffic beyond clients of social service agencies?
Continue reading ‘Grand Avenue Dreams’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 22, 2018 2:45 pm
A local developer who has made a name building apartments for middle-income renters is shedding smaller properties to invest in larger-unit ventures Downtown and in Fair Haven Heights, as reflected in some of the latest recorded land sales in town.
Continue reading ‘Latest Sales: NHR Sheds Small To Focus Big’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 22, 2018 6:42 am | Comments (3)
In Georgia, Democrats are accusing the secretary of the state of blocking tens of thousands of black people from voting. In New Haven Sunday, women working turn out the black vote heard a promise from Connecticut’s secretary of the state that she’ll help bar the door to voter suppression here.
Continue reading ‘As Goes Georgia, Doesn’t Go Connecticut’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 17, 2018 2:02 pm | Comments (4)
Add bioswales up and down James Street. Convert a portion of Exchange Street into a linear trail park. And always keep parking lot dumpsters closed to avoid stormwater runoff contamination.
Continue reading ‘Plan Proposes Mill River Clean-Up’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 10, 2018 6:56 am | Comments (9)
The developers of a new 133-unit low-income and artist loft housing complex in Wooster Square will get $800,000 in city-managed federal funds to help pay for part of the site’s estimated $6.6 million environmental remediation.
Continue reading ‘Clock Shop Lofts Get $800K Clean-Up Loan’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 9, 2018 5:04 pm | Comments (11)
Part of English Station is coming down. Half of Church Street South has been demolished. And barbeque is coming to Fair Haven’s new tech hub.
Those were some of the takeaways of a 45-minute van tour Tuesday focused on past, present, and future economic development projects in the center of the city.
Continue reading ‘Biz Tour Updates Demo, Parking Plans’
by Allan Appel | Oct 4, 2018 11:52 am | Comments (8)
The first two buildings of the redeveloped Farnam Courts public housing development on Grand Avenue — remonikered as Mill River Crossing — are now nearly filled up. And the public-housing complex has a new name: “Mill River Crossing.”
Continue reading ‘Farnam — Er ... “Mill River Crossing” — Readies Phase 2’
by Staff | Sep 9, 2018 2:25 pm | Comments (1)
A 28-year-old Madison man died after his car crashed and fell into the Mill River.
Continue reading ‘Driver Dies In Crash; Car, Body Recovered From Mill River’