by Thomas Breen | Oct 2, 2018 1:59 pm | Comments (10)
The city’s anti-blight agency has placed an open-ended lien on a century-old, 41-unit apartment complex to cover relocation expenses for the dozens of tenants displaced from the Edgewood building that was condemned in February.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 26, 2018 2:16 pm | Comments (3)
When she was an undergraduate on the women’s crew team back in 1976, Mary O’Connor and her 18 teammates one day became sick and tired of shivering after practice. Yale University had not gotten around, under Title IX, to provide women their own lockerroom.
So one day they marched up to the powers that be at Yale athletics, stripped off their sweats to show just what shivering, cold, and naked looks like.
The next semester and a New York Times story later, women had their own locker room at Yale, and O’Connor had learned the power of team work.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 21, 2018 8:33 am | Comments (35)
A plan to develop housing on 4.3 vacant acres along Route 34 moved forward Thursday night, but not before a longtime neighborhood leader criticized a turn away from promoting homeownership.
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by Thomas Breen | Sep 17, 2018 8:09 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 Thomas Breen | Aug 24, 2018 8:05 am | Comments (5)
Mychelle Stancil and her four children are moving from their West River apartment to Stancil’s mom’s place in Hamden on Friday.
Stancil decided she doesn’t want her two youngest children living in an apartment that she just recently learned contains dangerously high levels of lead paint.
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by Thomas Breen | Jul 25, 2018 8:20 am | Comments (6)
A Superior Court judge threatened to hold the city in contempt of court if it continues a pattern of providing incomplete and last-minute health and property records to opposing counsel in a West River child lead poisoning case.
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by Thomas Breen | Jul 17, 2018 1:43 pm
The city’s Health Department has found lead paint hazards at three different city apartments, all of which currently house children with elevated blood lead levels.
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by Thomas Breen | Jul 11, 2018 7:44 am | Comments (4)
A second Superior Court judge ripped into the city’s handling of a child lead poisoning case, declaring that he is “appalled” at the city’s delays and deficiencies in completing an adequate abatement and inspection of the child’s apartment.
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by Thomas Breen | Jul 2, 2018 2:52 pm | Comments (2)
An independent lead inspector found 10 improperly abated lead hazards and over 20 dangerously high lead dust samples at a West River home that had been cleared as safe by the city’s Health Department over a month ago.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 27, 2018 3:17 pm | Comments (4)
A Superior Court judge ordered the city to pay for the relocation of two West River tenants to an area hotel through late July in the court’s latest rebuke of the city Health Department’s handling of child lead poisoning cases.
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