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 Markeshia Ricks | Sep 12, 2018 8:15 am | Comments (5)
Forget high-rises. Think front porches, gardens, homeownership, and perhaps a swimming pool.
Westville Manor tenants offered that vision of a preserved community as they guided officials beginning the last phase of efforts to transform public housing in West Rock.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 20, 2018 2:59 pm | Comments (6)
Francine Caplan wasn’t sure she’d live to see the day where she didn’t hear a hail of gunfire just blocks away from her home. She and her neighbors had been pushing for what seemed like forever—actually more than two decades—for the city to move the outdoor police firing range in Beaver Hills.
Continue reading ‘Shhh!! New Firing Range Opens’
by Allison Park | Jul 13, 2018 8:26 am | Comments (1)
Step aside, Stop & Shop and Big Y: There’s a hotter spot to buy produce near the Brookside housing development.
Continue reading ‘Common Ground Hits The Streets’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 19, 2018 12:46 pm | Comments (12)
A project that would put 124 market-rate senior apartments in the shadow of West Rock is a step closer to happening about 19 years after it was approved the first time.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 3, 2018 6:55 pm | Comments (17)
Updated — One hundred New Haven cops — a quarter of the force — were still out looking Sunday for a man in connection with the shooting death of a 28-year-old woman in front of her 6 and 11-year-old children.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 22, 2018 3:43 pm | Comments (6)
An abandoned former West Rock Nursing Home will get a new lease on life as apartments.
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by Christopher Peak | Apr 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Nearly 600 teachers, parents and students showed up at school sporting blue T-shirts Friday in support for the hundreds of Elm City kids with autism.
The vibrant display grew out of a years-long efforts by a handful of special education teachers to draw attention to the students in their classes.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 27, 2018 1:02 pm | Comments (3)
The new indoor police firing range is in the home stretch of completion.
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by Allan Appel | Feb 28, 2018 3:25 pm | Comments (1)
Speed bumps. Stop signs. More lights and cameras. More cops, after the new classes are trained. And maybe even a new splash pad.
City decision makers said those fixes can happen relatively soon to make West Rock a safer, healthier neighborhood.
As for $500,000 worth of new sidewalks or a $300,000 new traffic signal, and reconfigured bus routes, those longer-term fixes are going to have to wait a bit.
Continue reading ‘West Rock Safety Plan Advances’