by Diana Stricker | Oct 29, 2018 8:07 pm | Comments (1)
Although a judge has ruled in favor of the proposed Parkside Village affordable housing project, it’s too late for the Branford Housing Authority to apply for federal funding this year.
However, the developer is still optimistic about the project, which would replace dilapidated public housing that does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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by Sally Bahner | Oct 23, 2018 7:59 pm | Comments (1)
Once again, Quisenberry Arcari Architects, the architect for the Community House/Senior Center, came under fire by the Public Building Commission for delays in the project.
Commissioners grilled Project Manager Brian Park at last week’s meeting held at Fire Headquarters. Leonard Tamsin, Jr. said that the project is “lagging on critical paths.” He expressed concern that the building would not be fully enclosed, with roof and exterior walls, before winter.
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by Diana Stricker | Aug 8, 2018 6:57 am | Comments (6)
Efforts to rebuild the deteriorating Parkside Village 1 affordable housing complex in Branford are at a crossroads.
One of the issues is whether a 1925 statute about neighborhood protest petitions is relevant to projects filed under the 1990 Affordable Housing Statute.
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by Diana Stricker | Jul 26, 2018 6:49 am | Comments (1)
This is a summer like no other in Branford; The town is in the midst of three major renovation-expansion projects.
Construction is underway at Walsh Intermediate School and the Community House/Senior Center, and work will begin soon at the iconic James Blackstone Memorial Library.
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by Sally Bahner | Jul 19, 2018 6:57 am | Comments (3)
The Public Building Commission this week discussed new added costs in the renovations at Walsh Intermediate School Community Center. The meeting took place at Fire Headquarters.
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by Sally E. Bahner & Bill O'Brien | Jun 19, 2018 7:42 am
With the town hall as a stage, decked out in anticipation of the Branford Festival, the Branford High School Class of 2018 took their seats. What would a graduation be without “Pomp and Circumstance”? And the decorated mortarboards.
It turned out to be a perfect evening and a large crowd of families and friends filled the green to witness the event, the awarding of 220 diplomas to graduating seniors.
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by Bill O'Brien | May 15, 2018 7:02 am
For the first time in history, the defending Class L Champion Branford Hornets girls lacrosse team hosted perennial FCIAC power Staples at the James L MacVeigh Alumni Athletic Complex.
The senior-laden Hornets played their last home game of the regular season on Senior Night and won a hard fought battle, 15-11. Here Sophia Spencer gets one of her seven goals in the game
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by Bill O'Brien | Oct 31, 2017 6:17 am
There were a lot of smiling faces at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Community Center last Friday on the grounds of the recently closed Branford Community House. The work has already begun on the much anticipated shared community and senior center facility. Over 40 attended the traditional shoveling-of-the-dirt ceremony.
“When this new building is finished it will be the hub of the community,” First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove (pictured) told a crowd of 40 people who attended the traditional shoveling-of-the-dirt ceremony Friday morning.
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by Diana Stricker | Sep 26, 2017 6:02 am
The Board of Selectmen (BOS) awarded a $9.9 million construction contract for the Community House/Senior Center expansion to A. Secondino & Son of Branford, clearing the way for an October start date.
In a related matter, it was announced that there will be a public auction on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at noon at the Community House on Church Street for some leftover furniture and office equipment.
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by Sally E. Bahner | Sep 2, 2017 7:51 am
A. Secondino & Son Inc., a well-known Branford-based construction company, was the low bidder for the $12.1 million renovation of the Community House/Senior Center.
Tom Arcari, principal of Quisenberry Arcari Architects LLC, explained the details to the Public Building Commission at its meeting Wednesday night at Fire Headquarters.
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