by Thomas Breen | Oct 31, 2018 11:56 am | Comments (6)
A faith-based nonprofit developer sold a rehabbed Orchard Street home to a low-income buyer, marking its fifth gut rehab and affordable housing conversion completed on a single block between Charles Street and Henry Street.
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by Allan Appel | Oct 30, 2018 12:06 pm | Comments (6)
“I’m curious and I hope you don’t mind,” the business owner said. “But how old are you?”
“I’m asked that a lot,” replied the candidate. The answer: 28.
Older than he looks.
“I’m impressed,” said the business owner.
The candidate was not.
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by Allan Appel | Oct 24, 2018 6:50 am | Comments (1)
A thriving small factory in the New Haven harbor district that turns french fry and other vegetable oil and animal fat into carbon emission-reducing biodiesel fuel has over the past year increased its production capacity from 20 million gallons a year to 40 million – in part because it had a $20 million infusion of private investment for upgrades and new equipment.
It needs government help to take the next step to become a bigger part of the Connecticut’s green energy future.
Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Susan Bysiewicz heard that story – and request – when she made a campaign stop Wednesday morning American GreenFuels on Waterfront Street in New Haven’s harbor district.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 15, 2018 6:43 am | Comments (11)
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 recorded land transactions in town.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 9, 2018 6:58 am | Comments (13)
A three-family East Rock house sold for more than twice what it cost in 2005, while a nonprofit dropped a decaying Newhallville single-family home that it couldn’t find enough money to rebuild.
Continue reading ‘Home Sale Price Doubles In 13 Years’
by Allan Appel | Oct 8, 2018 10:49 am
Members of a city environmental council have weighed in about plans to expand a recycling business in the port district: They want nothing to do with it.
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by Thomas Breen | Sep 17, 2018 7:09 am | Comments (3)
The city’s health department issued seven lead paint abatement orders in two weeks to six different landlords in the Hill, East Shore, the Annex, West River, and Fair Haven.
One of those abatement orders is for a Chapel Street apartment complex that the city has cited three times so far this year for three different units containing dangerously high levels of lead paint and housing child tenants with high levels of lead in their blood.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 11, 2018 10:59 am | Comments (6)
Murphy Road Recycling, down in New Haven’s port district, sparked some debate in 2015 when it sought and won permission to take in municipal solid waste (MSW) like cardboard and packaging in addition to construction debris.
It now wants to double the size of its facility, add new, more efficient equipment to recycle, and offer itself as a transfer point for “putrescible” MSW, more popularly known as garbage, from towns potentially up to a 30-mile radius from New Haven.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 7, 2018 11:12 am | Comments (7)
A little over a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the organization that took the local lead in aiding victims and resettling 450 families in our area celebrated 49 years of service — and announced hiring a new leader for the future.
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by Thomas Breen | Aug 15, 2018 3:40 pm | Comments (1)
A garbage truck caught fire in the garage of an Annex dumpster rental service Wednesday afternoon. One of the garbage truck business’s employees was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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