by Thomas Breen | Nov 16, 2018 1:12 pm | Comments (4)
The Church of Scientology of Connecticut got the thumbs up to convert a vacant Westville former furniture warehouse into a place of worship, despite reservations of two neighbors who lambasted the organization for long neglecting the property and spurning the community.
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by Christopher Peak | Nov 16, 2018 7:48 am | Comments (14)
The city’s Youth Services Division directed $36,500 in state and federal grant money over the last two years to a gospel choir co-founded and run from the home of a city employee — who manages the books for the youth division itself.
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 15, 2018 7:34 am | Comments (20)
A plan to convert the long-vacant and historic Pirelli Building into a 165-room hotel received approval from the City Plan Commission despite a one-hour push by labor-affiliated alders and city staff to stall the proposal.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 14, 2018 8:52 am | Comments (21)
The crowd said: Start over. The alders voted to move ahead.
That was the upshot of a passionate three-hour public meeting Tuesday night where a panel of alders presented a new version of a long-delayed proposal for a police Civilian Review Board (CRB).
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by Allan Appel | Nov 14, 2018 7:41 am | Comments (20)
Who knew that New Haven drivers could be ticketed if their engines are unnecessarily idling for more than three minutes!
But they rarely if ever are. That may change, if the city’s environmental watchdog agency has its way.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 9, 2018 1:05 pm | Comments (1)
Though his life was cut short, Tyrick B. Keyes will always be remembered at the corner of Bassett and Newhall streets.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 9, 2018 7:18 am | Comments (21)
Two years after a New Haven woman was mauled to death by a dog on the Boulevard, the alder who witnessed it got to declare some triumph out of tragedy.
That happened Thursday night as his colleagues voted nearly unanimously to support an ordinance that he hopes will prevent such a tragedy from happening again in the Elm City.
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 6, 2018 4:14 pm | Comments (1)
The city is on its way to renaming a Dixwell Avenue corner after an historic, community-service-oriented local Baptist congregation that dubs itself “the church that cares.”
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 2, 2018 7:03 am | Comments (15)
More sand on Morris Cove’s beaches. Dunes turned into “living shorelines” on Long Wharf. A new seawall near Criscuolo Park.
Alders voted to advance those and other current and potential federally-funded projects in a plan to guard New Haven against flooding as climate change sends the city more frequent and powerful storms.
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 1, 2018 6:57 am | Comments (14)
The mayor has informed three dozen government managers that they must each take three unpaid days off over the next eight months to help alleviate the city’s fiscal stress.
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