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  1. Mandy Empire Buys Up The BlockRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | New Haven Independent

    A local mega-landlord continued buying the block on Sherman Avenue - leaving tenants wary about what comes next, and in some cases making plans to move as quickly as possible. According to city land records, on Nov. 30, Netz Edgeway 202-208 Sherman LLC purchased the 21-unit, two-building Edgewood apartment complex at 202-208 Sherman Ave. for $1,650,000 from LJS Realty LLC, a holding company owned by Lynne Schpero.

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  2. $25 An Hour?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | New Haven Independent

    Bright red sweaters and passion for social equity filled the Whitneyville Cultural Commons in Hamden Wednesday evening as local elected officials, members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and community members discussed how to pursue the sorority's ambitious legislative agenda. The New Haven Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., which serves New Haven and the towns around, hosted the event.

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  3. Police Offering Gift Cards For GunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 13 | New Haven Independent

    City police are again trading gift cards for guns as part of a seven-year-old initiative to make city streets safer, no questions asked. On Saturday, Dec. 15, the New Haven Police Department, Yale-New Haven Hospital , and the Newtown Foundation will be hosting the latest event in its gun-buyback program.

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  4. Terminal 110 Feeds Soul And BodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 13 | New Haven Independent

    Terminal 110 on Sargent Drive was already crowded Wednesday evening, the tables near the stage accounted for and the bar area bustling, when Anthony Williams stepped to the microphone. "Time to network, maybe meet somebody," he said.

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  5. West River Watershed Raises Its ProfileRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 13 | New Haven Independent

    The West River Greenway is getting a little more advertising in the towns that it meanders through thanks to some new signage \going up in the watershed. Brand new white, green and blue signs are calling attention to the river and its greenway in New Haven, West Haven, and Woodbridge.

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  6. City Pitches Food Economy FutureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 13 | New Haven Independent

    Connect local restaurants with nearby farms. Remove regulatory hurdles for food-related micro-businesses.

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  7. Primary Care Plan: Shuttle Out, Uber InRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 13 | New Haven Independent

    Yale-New Haven Hospital has decided that Uber rides will help car-less New Haveners make it to a planned new Long Wharf primary care center more reliably than shuttles or local buses. So, as part of the process of obtaining state approval to open the new center, the hospital Wednesday afternoon promised to provide those rides for free.

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  8. Historic Gatehouse's Demolition OrderedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | New Haven Independent

    Wednesday afternoon two workmen in easy-to-see orange vests were chalking an area at the base of the Ferry Street Bridge to prepare for equipment and crews to come by as early as 7 a.m. Thursday in preparation for a building demolition that preservationists had hoped to stop. The ceiling has fallen down into the basement so that the sky is visible through the upper windows of the long vacant and neglected historic building.

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  9. Medical Marijuana Coming To Upper WhalleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | New Haven Independent

    The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection announced Tuesday afternoon the names and addresses of nine new dispensaries for which it has issued licenses. One of those new dispensary licenses is for 1351 Whalley Ave. in the former Tommy K's plaza.

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  10. Birks Sets School District GoalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | New Haven Independent

    The school superintendent wants New Haven to score higher on state measurements next year, moving its numbers up in comparison to other big cities and surrounding suburbs. Superintendent Carol Birks spoke about that drive to change the school system's stats at the final Board of Education meeting this calendar year, held Monday night at Celentano School.

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  11. Message To Lamont: Ditch Station GarageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | New Haven Independent

    As the state prepares to return to New Haven for feedback on a planned new Union Station garage, some leading local voices are questioning much of the idea - or whether it makes sense to build it at all. The state Department of Transportation has two "listening sessions" planned for Tuesday, one at morning rush hour, the other at evening rush hour, on the planned seven-story, 1,015-space garage planned on what is now a 260-space surface at the train station.

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  12. Holiday Village Takes ShapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | New Haven Independent

    Elves were spotted in the shadow of the Temple Street Parking Garage, but they weren't building toys. They were building a forthcoming New Haven "Holiday Village" set to open in Temple Plaza Thursday and featuring gifts by local artists and craftspeople.

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  13. "Michelle's House" Will Tackle Sickle CellRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | New Haven Independent

    A first-of-its-kind community center for those who battle sickle cell anemia will be named for former First Lady Michelle Obama and, according to plans, open for business by the new year. The Southern Connecticut Sickle Cell Disease Association of America is working as feverishly as anyone can rehabbing a 100-plus-year-old, three-story building to open the center across from the Yale-New haven Hospital St. Raphael campus at Chapel and Orchard with lots of in-kind and pro-bono help.

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  14. Zoning Guru Moving OnRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | New Haven Independent

    After more than a decade as New Haven's point person for all things zoning, Tom Talbot is packing up and leaving City Hall. "I'm at a stage in my life where I think I have one more act left in me," the 65-year-old deputy director of zoning said during an interview in his office in the City Plan department on the fifth floor of City Hall.

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  15. Roots Planted In NewhallvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | New Haven Independent

    Andres Concha-Brito spends his days installing carpets in Fairfield County mansions. Anneisha Haye spends her days overseeing housekeeping at a Whalley Avenue hotel.

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  16. Dear State Sen. Santa: Please Oppose Trash PlantRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | New Haven Independent

    Members of the Enviromental Advisory Council also offered up a collective wish along with blondies, dark chocolate stars with sprinkles, clementines, and, of course, green candies at a holiday party held this week in City Hall. The wish took the form of a stern letter to New Haven's state legislators.

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  17. Pond Lily Dam Removal Restores A Secret OasisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | New Haven Independent

    The Pond Lily dam removal is, at its core, an urban renewal and community resilience project on the West River. It was once an impeded river due to the presence of a 200-year old deteriorating dam, originally built in 1794 to power a grain grinding mill.

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  18. "Can I Finish, Dear Brother?"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | New Haven Independent

    Ed Joyner and Darnell Goldson finally had their duel. They employed rapier arguments instead of swords or shotguns, and called each beloved "brothers."

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  19. Elizabeth Myrtle Love Simmons Cardoza, 92Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | New Haven Independent

    She was born in Little Washington, N.C. on June 28, 1926, to the late Ithiel Conrad and Bula Love. Her biological mother Bula, died giving birth to her.

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  20. New Snowstorm Strategies AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | New Haven Independent

    During the next snow storm, look out for parking ban "zones." Park in one of 14 designated city lots.

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