May 29, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Markeshia Ricks - “Do not smirk,” snapped the developer. “I sat here and respectfully listened to your presentation, Matt.” “I’m not smirking,” responded the city’s development chief. “Yes, you are.” “Look, this design is a generic unit B that I can find 800 times when I search Google images and it is an insult. I apologize for smirking, but somebody missed the boat here.” That kind of frank interaction usually takes place in private government offices. This one—between developer Scott Weymouth and city development chief Matthew Nemerson—erupted in public, as a private dispute over how to develop a stretch of Upper Whalley Avenue burst into public view."

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