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Housing Authority Grilled Over Proposed 4-Story, 51 Unit Building for Seniors 55+ at Armstrong Court

Selectman Sandy Litvack questioned the Housing Authority why they want to enter the market rate rental business. Their proposed 4 story building will have 51 units of which 90% will be market rate. Continue Reading →

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Anthony Lopez: Public housing accusations come from residents, not from politicians

Your claim that candidates who raise issues concerning some of the deplorable conditions at HATG maintained properties are ‘never heard from again’ is baseless. Because we do not write op-eds every week, does not mean that we have given up the fight for the residents who feel voiceless and powerless. I continue to be present.” – Anthony Lopez, Greenwich open letter to HATG director Anthony Johnson Continue Reading →

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Litvack: Walking Greenwich

“The reception all over town has been warm, encouraging and especially appreciative that someone is listening. From District 1 to District 12 there has been a groundswell of enthusiasm as we have talked and listened. But, yesterday was different. Yesterday I went to Armstrong Court. ” – Sandy Litvack, candidate for First Selectman of Greenwich Continue Reading →

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Fortunato: Housing Authority’s Failure to Disclose Lead Paint to Tenants Could Mean 6-Figure Penalties

Booth Court neighbor contends that laws requiring disclosure of lead paint are very strict, and penalties for noncompliance are steep. “According to EPA and HUD, since each Disclosure Rule requirement is a distinct obligation, failure to comply with any requirement constitutes a violation. Currently, Disclosure Rule violations are punishable up to $11,000 per violation.” Continue Reading →

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Finkbeiner: FOI Unearths Suppressed Housing Authority Tests

“Housing Authority suppressed its unfavorable findings from its own consultants, Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience, LLC in April 2014. It hired a New Jersey firm not licensed as Environmental Professionals in Connecticut, and they mis-represented the CT standards, so the bad test results were not revealed. Mr. Tesei is very correct, however, that there is lots of mis-information.” – Mike Finkbeiner, a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Continue Reading →

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P&Z To Require Housing Authority to Re-Test Soil Near Dump

After hours of testimony from HATG’s attorney John Tesei, engineer Tony D’Andrea, land surveyor Mike Finkbeiner and Booth Court neighbors Dawn Fortunato and Otto Lauersdorf, followed by lengthy discussion among the P&Z commissioners long after midnight, the commission decided to approve the preliminary site plan with the condition that HATG add two test pits near Booth Court for “a double-check.” Continue Reading →

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