by Thomas Breen | Jul 19, 2018 7:49 am | Comments (7)
City planners granted the brand new owners of a Union Street property a five-year extension to complete the previous owner’s plans for a long-delayed mixed-use development on the downtown side of Wooster Square.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 17, 2018 4:44 pm | Comments (33)
The former Farnam Courts public housing development has traded its dilapidated townhouses for high-rise living, a new name, and views of the Q Bridge and East Rock that rival some of the fanciest digs downtown.
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by Allan Appel | Jun 22, 2018 10:49 am | Comments (1)
Some came for the memories and to see old friends.
Others came to introduce a fourth and even fifth generation of local Italian-Americans to enduring traditions.
Almost everyone came to taste the sausage and peppers, the pasta e fagioli, and the fried mozzarella
Yet others come to plumb the mysteries of the secret sauce.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 20, 2018 1:35 pm | Comments (8)
Soon-to-be-vacant schools in Wooster Square and City Point could host cleaning materials, security camera feeds, science kits and other storage next year, under a money-saving plan to shift employees out of leased buildings.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 20, 2018 12:51 pm | Comments (3)
Downtown neighbors and city officials don’t disapprove of the prisoner reentry work done by a state parole office that is slated to relocate to Grand Avenue in a few months. They’re just frustrated with the location chosen and the lack of communication between the state and the new site’s neighbors.
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by Allan Appel | Jun 20, 2018 8:07 am
Four years ago Paola Morales came to New Haven from Colombia. The only English she knew was “yes” and “no” and friends communicated with her – or tried to – through Google Translator.
She persevered with language and more, and finished High School in the Community (HSC) a year early. She has already completed a semester of courses at the University of New Haven.
She was back Tuesday evening, wearing a white gown, and a broad smile of pride as the valedictorian of the 2018 graduating class of HSC
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 12, 2018 2:46 pm | Comments (4)
Before the new owners of the historic Hamilton Street Clock Factory seal it up and begin the arduous process of turning it into artist lofts, a few ghosts returned to haunt the buildings abandoned halls.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 8, 2018 2:01 pm | Comments (1)
A new documentary about New Haven’s Little Italy is part fond recollections, part Ken Burns, and fully committed to the stories of everyday neighborhood residents.
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by Christopher Peak | May 25, 2018 8:18 am | Comments (39)
Wooster Square residents shouted each other down, hurled accusations of racism and NIMBYism, and brought some close to tears over a proposal to bring an overnight shelter for homeless youth to a struggling commercial strip of Grand Avenue.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 23, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (13)
The historic Hamilton Street clock factory will get a new lease as an artists-oriented apartment complex on life now that city alders have struck a deal that balances the city’s need for affordable housing with a developer’s need for taxl relief to make an affordable-housing project viable.
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