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AROUND TOWN: Ribbon-cutting; Senior housing project

Senior housing project 

A long-stalled plan to build senior housing at the former Knights of Columbus property on Percival Avenue was discussed at the June 23 Town Council meeting.

Mayor Mark Kaczynski said the plot had been identified as the location for 50 senior housing units in two buildings, and funding was in place to get the project moving.

Joe Bajorksi, chairman of the Housing Authority, said the two buildings will have a colonial feel, and would not be as tall as the nearby Sherwood Falls condominiums.

Council members expressed that there is a need for senior housing in the community.

Berlin purchased the Percival Avenue property in 2002.

Menswearon Mill Street

Michael Perno celebrated the opening of his new business, Giovanni Louise Custom Menswear, with a June 23 ribbon-cuttiing ceremony attended by town officials.

Located at 116A Mill St., Giovanni Louise offers custom suits, tailoring services and personalized styling.

”When we started this business just over a year ago, we had no clients, no showroom, a few fabric books, and one manufacturer,” Perno stated in a social media post. “Fast forward to today – we’ve worked with over one hundred clients, opened a showroom/lounge, stock endless fabric options, and work with the best manufacturers across the globe. It’s been such an exciting ride so far, none of which would be possible without our amazing clients. A heartfelt thank you to all of our clients, friends, family, and supporters. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to bring your visions to life and be a part of your style journey!”

Giovanni Louise Custom Menswear is open Monday through Friday by appointment only, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To contact the shop, call 860-803-8821 or email michael@giovannilouise.com.

New familymembers

The Berlin Police Department added to its ranks recently, as new hires Mary Claffey and Cole Wendehack were sworn in at Town Hall.

"Officer Claffey joins us as a lateral police officer from Cheshire PD and will start on patrol after a short Field Training period. Officer Wendehack will begin his training at POST, where he will complete a six-month academy," the Berlin PD stated on social media. "Please welcome the new additions to our BPD family!"


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