by Thomas Breen | Feb 20, 2019 4:42 pm | Comments (5)
New Haven’s apartment market continues sizzling:
• Developer drops over $15 million on six Dwight properties, including apartment tower and surface lot near Yale.
• Feldman brothers shell out $6 million-plus on two East Rock apartment complexes that hadn’t changed hands in over three decades.
Continue reading ‘$21 Million Changes Hands In 2 Days’
by Allan Appel | Feb 20, 2019 1:40 pm | Comments (7)
All Jimmy Wang wants to do is put in bigger windows so pedestrian traffic can see how cozy his Wooster Square corner coffee shop is.
In an historic district, he’s learning, that’s not so simple.
Continue reading ‘Coffee Shop Changes Still Percolating’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 20, 2019 8:02 am | Comments (17)
A surprise last-minute attack led by two union-affiliated zoning commissioners scuttled a boutique hotel developer’s bid for its final needed city approvals.
Continue reading ‘Surprise Attack Thwarts Hotel Duncan Plans’
by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2019 4:14 pm | Comments (30)
When Gov. Ned Lamont unveils his first proposed budget Wednesday, look for Robyn Porter and Joshua Elliott at times to cheer — while also preparing to fight.
Continue reading ‘State Dems Split On Taxing The 1%’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 19, 2019 2:15 pm | Comments (14)
A Yale business school student was hit by a car recently while crossing Pearl Street and Lincoln Street.
People who work and live near the busy East Rock intersection were surprised — that such collisions don’t happen more often.
Continue reading ‘Lincoln Pleads For Safer Intersection’
by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2019 7:51 am | Comments (6)
A serial rapist was preying on prostitutes on New Haven’s west end. The cops couldn’t get any leads on him. Until one of his alleged victims turned on her new phone — and saw her attacker’s face pop up in her Google Cloud photos.
Continue reading ‘5 Breaks Led To Serial Rape Arrest’
by Noah Kim | Feb 18, 2019 5:14 pm | Comments (8)
A mortgage-fraud scammer destroyed a property in Newhallville. Now the lot was up for grabs — and neighbors worried that another outsider would come in and continue to prey on the neighborhood.
Continue reading ‘Pilfered Property Gets A 2nd Chance’
by Sam Gurwitt | Feb 18, 2019 12:01 pm
That’s why I praise You
I lift You up
And I magnify Your name ...
There was no choir raising a joyful noise inside Victory Temple for the Sabbath. No band; just a drum and small Hammond organ. And yet ... The rafters shook. The Lord’s name was magnified.
Continue reading ‘On Sunday, Congregation Was The Choir’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 18, 2019 7:33 am | Comments (11)
With an eye toward stabilizing neighborhoods through homeownership, the city’s anti-blight agency got the green light to purchase a bank-foreclosed property before slumlords get their hands on it.
Continue reading ‘LCI Races Slumlords To Property’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 15, 2019 4:50 pm | Comments (5)
One school rep said Charlene Penna could double up on courses; another said she could join a nationally ranked robotics team.
So went the competition to lure a gifted suburban middle-schooler to a New Haven magnet high school.
Continue reading ‘Suburbanites Go Urban Magnet Shopping’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2019 7:59 am | Comments (17)
The city condemned a two-family home that two Guilford-based landlords had illegally converted into a five-unit rooming house. Four tenants were displaced.
The landlords’ — and their citywide tenants’ — problems may have just begun.
Continue reading ‘House Condemned; Tenants Displaced’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2019 7:58 am | Comments (21)
Cut cop pensions and increase their salaries.
Add more disincentives to leave the department.
Shake down suburban departments when they do poach city officers.
Maybe lower the minimum age to become a police officer? Or maybe not.
Continue reading ‘Ideas Floated On How To Keep A Cop’
by Thomas Breen & Paul Bass | Feb 14, 2019 7:39 am | Comments (46)
A police internal investigation has concluded that three city cops broke the rules when they failed to arrest a suspected serial rapist during a traffic stop.
They let the alleged rapist go free though a woman at the scene said she had just been assaulted at gunpoint. Even though the man had a bb gun under his seat. Even though there was a warrant out for his arrest.
The officers also turned off their body cameras during part of the encounter. One threw a knife over a bridge into the West River. The suspect would go on to allegedly rape two more women before he was finally arrested.
Continue reading ‘IA Report: Cops Ignored Victim, Stopped Bodycams, Let Alleged Serial Rapist Go Free’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 13, 2019 4:34 pm | Comments (23)
A schools superintendent has once again asked Peggy Moore to take the helm of a school in transition.
Last time, that didn’t work out so well.
Continue reading ‘Peggy Moore Enlisted To Helm Barnard’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 13, 2019 3:46 pm | Comments (5)
Malcolm X. Archibald knows a lot about real estate. He knew little about online marketing.
That changed on Wednesday as the 24-year-old real estate agent and budding entrepreneur joined dozens of local people for a corporate-led crash course on how to build a small business in the digital age.
Continue reading ‘On Wednesday, Google Wasn’t Evil’