Isabelle Taft
Staff Reporter
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Developer moves forward on Dixwell project

A half-mile northwest of the construction site for Yale’s two new residential colleges, three empty buildings stand as a monument to Dixwell and Newhallville’s decline in the 1990s.

New LCI director sets new path

After weeks of evaluating candidates, Mayor Toni Harp announced her pick for the new director of New Haven’s housing code and neighborhood development agency: Serena Neal-Sanjurjo, an Elm City native whose career in urban planning has spanned Baltimore, New Orleans and her hometown.

Anti-blight director departs

Mayor Toni Harp is now in the process of reviewing candidates to replace Johnson as leader of a city department with a sprawling mandate of enforcing housing codes, reducing blight, supporting home-ownership and improving quality of life in New Haven neighborhoods.

City’s main street project gets underway

Over the weekend, about 25 residents from communities around Grand, Whalley and Dixwell Avenues spent 14 hours together at the Hall of Records, learning the “Main Street Approach” to neighborhood economic revitalization.

Malloy claims narrow victory

In an email to supporters sent shortly before 1 p.m., Republican Tom Foley conceded his second election defeat at the hands of incumbent Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Results trickling in, both camps caught in suspense

The hors d’ouevres were served, the mood lighting was set, the cash bar was open and the guests were trickling in.

Ready to register, but first a wait

New Haven voters seeking to participate in Connecticut’s same-day registration process faced a daunting challenge late Tuesday afternoon: A line consisting of more than 130 people by 5 p.m., some of whom would likely wait for at least three hours.

Visconti drops out of race, endorses Foley

Just two days before Election Day, Independent candidate Joe Visconti dropped out of the gubernatorial race and endorsed Republican Tom Foley.

Congresswoman DeLauro navigates freshman barbeque

Thanks to an impromptu campus visit by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, a few more freshmen now know who represents New Haven in Congress.

City inches forward on revitalization

Sitting outside the abandoned, grey brick building that once housed the Dixwell Community House, Angela Cloud, 50, surveyed the retail complex across the street.

Tikkaway to open second location

Tikkaway Grill, which many students and city residents dub New Haven’s “Chipotle of Indian food,” got one small step closer to national ubiquity Wednesday morning when owner Gopi Nair announced that he will open a second Elm City location within a few weeks.