by Thomas Breen | Oct 15, 2018 7:43 am | Comments (10)
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 Allan Appel | Oct 4, 2018 8:10 am | Comments (5)
Artie Natalino and his father before him have been active in sustaining the quality of life in Fair Haven Heights for more than half a century.
That includes helping to organize and sustain the little league headquartered at Fairmont Park, and even personally getting after the decades-long problem of illegal dumpers at Quarry Park Preserve on Russell Street at the top of Grand Avenue.
Natalie is about to get some help, as those two long neglected parks on the east side of the city are poised to get some municipal love.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 7, 2018 8:07 am | Comments (4)
City traffic-calmers brought neighbors a plan to ameliorate the dangerous intersection of Quinnipiac Avenue and Hemingway Street.
Weary of years of hearing screeching brakes and metal crashing on metal all along the northern portion of the busy Fair Haven thoroughfare, the neighbors demanded more.
With an urgent slogan of “no more blood in our neighborhood,” they have formed a new organization to get city hall’s attention to provide not just a temporary solution at this one intersection. They want a comprehensive approach, involving traffic calming measures for speed suppression, fixing sight line, signage, and parking problems, and other issues all along the avenue north of Grand.
At the same time they were grateful for the temporary measure, they called for grassroots action to get city hall’s attention
Continue reading ‘Rubber Duckies En Route’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 7, 2018 1:11 pm | Comments (2)
Alders decided not to dip their toes into one well of international controversy on Monday night when they formally turned down a bid to rename a Middletown Avenue streetcorner after modern Turkey’s founding president.
Continue reading ‘“Ataturk Corner” Will Not Be’
by Allan Appel | Jun 28, 2018 12:17 pm | Comments (9)
The only time Justys Graham wants to be in a police car is in the front seat, where Lt. Jason Minardi let him for a few seconds operate the sirens,the loudspeaker, and the flashing lights.
Continue reading ‘Community Walk Connects Cops With Kids’
by Allan Appel | Jun 27, 2018 1:21 pm | Comments (1)
Dave Lawlor wants you to understand that a road is like your roof: When it gets old and tired enough, you have take off the various crumbling or degraded layers, get down to the plywood, that is the surface below.
Then you tack on a whole new roof — or in the case of Quinnipiac Avenue, a fresh hot new layer of asphalt.
Continue reading ‘Milling-Paving Crew Hits The Streets’
by Paul Bass | Jun 22, 2018 3:06 pm
A civil rights lawyer making his first run for office fell 22 signatures short of landing a spot on the Aug. 14 Democratic primary ballot.
Continue reading ‘Garlinghouse Falls Short On Primary, Eyes Independent Run’
by Paul Bass | Jun 15, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (4)
Paul Garlinghouse has fought the law. Now he wants to help make the law.
Continue reading ‘Civil-Rights Lawyer Eyes State Rep Seat’
by Thomas Breen | Jun 14, 2018 6:28 pm | Comments (21)
As the 212 bus left Downtown for Grand Avenue, Skyler Shepard told Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Ned Lamont about his recent struggles with homelessness.
Continue reading ‘Lamont Struggles To Connect’
by Carly Wanna | Jun 8, 2018 12:34 pm | Comments (8)
Feray Gokcek has enough signatures to legally ask the government to name the corner of Scarboro Street and Middletown Avenue “Ataturk Corner” in honor of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the father of modern-day Turkey. But he is missing one key piece — a letter of support from an alder in favor of the change.
Continue reading ‘“Ataturk Corner” Thwarted Again’