by Staff | Nov 21, 2017 4:39 pm | Comments (15)
(Updated with Ed Joyner’s comments.) A former top city cop Tuesday accused Board of Education members of encouraging violence among students by the way they handled a dispute in public — and challenged them to make it right.
Continue reading ‘Ed Board Combatants Urged To Apologize’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 21, 2017 8:05 am | Comments (40)
By a 4-3 vote, New Haven’s Board of Education selected Carol Birks as its choice to become the next superintendent of schools — at the end of a raucous meeting that signaled that she would begin the job with the challenge of winning over a sizable sector of skeptics.
Continue reading ‘Divided Ed Board Selects Birks’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 20, 2017 2:03 pm | Comments (2)
While Yale battled Harvard at the Bowl, another big match-up took place up the road at the YMCA Youth Center, between UNC and Kansas.
No, the renowned UNC-Chapel Hill Tarheels and the Kansas Jayhawks didn’t come to town to play at the YMCA. New Haven youth, hoping to keep their hoop dreams alive in a town, suited up as both teams during a season-ending match in the center’s new fall basketball league.
Continue reading ‘Hoop Dreams Soar At The Y’
by Paul Bass | Nov 17, 2017 1:20 pm
Smoke was filling the apartment. The man inside seemed confused about what to do — until Sgt. Yessennia Agosto appeared at his door and declared: “Viste el fuego! Tenemos que salir ahora!”
Continue reading ‘“Fuego!” She Cried’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 17, 2017 7:58 am | Comments (8)
Does this intersection look familiar?
That’s Orange Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard South — as it’s designed to be reborn soon as a 21st century pedestrian and bike-friendly crossroads knitting the Hill and Downtown back together from the effects of last century’s urban “renewal.”
Continue reading ‘Downtown Crossing Phase 2 Readied’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 16, 2017 4:03 pm | Comments (16)
Despite a determined effort to sell off the vacant former Strong School in Fair Haven, the city is back where it started six years ago, unsure what to do with a deteriorating, century-old building.
Continue reading ‘Strong School Housing Plan Shot Down’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 16, 2017 7:38 am | Comments (14)
A plan to turn a vacant former factory site in Newhallville into a complex with nearly 400 apartments cleared a regulatory hurdle with the help of supportive neighbors.
Continue reading ‘Housing Plan Advances At Ex-Factory Site’
by Paul Bass | Nov 15, 2017 3:00 pm | Comments (16)
Ditch his party leader who fought so hard for the best possible budget compromise? Or vote against constituents getting thrown off Medicaid?
Continue reading ‘Vote Puts Urban Liberal To The Test’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 15, 2017 8:23 am | Comments (36)
While hundreds got an up-close look at the three finalists for schools superintendent, candidate Gary Highsmith vowed not to work with charter schools, while Carol Birks embraced them as a needed alternative and Pamela Brown offered a middle-ground position.
Continue reading ‘Supe Candidates Split On Charters’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 14, 2017 2:51 pm | Comments (43)
New Haveners appeared so pumped to start taking more trains to Hartford and Springfield — that no one showed up to complain about the fares.
Continue reading ‘Next Stop: Springfield! 12 Times A Day’