by Paul Bass | Sep 29, 2016 4:40 pm | Comments (2)
Tenants at an Edgewood apartment complex learned they may owe up tens of thousands of dollars of rent payments they’d already made — while their landlord investigates acknowledged “inconsistencies” and “inaccurate” bookkeeping.
Continue reading ‘Years Of Rent Payments “Disappear”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 29, 2016 12:17 pm | Comments (2)
The old girl was showing her age when Nancy Greenberg met her. Her roof was dilapidated, her cedar shakes were rotting, and vines and overgrown grass had taken over.
Continue reading ‘Historic McMahon House Gets Makeover’
by Paul Bass | Sep 29, 2016 8:17 am | Comments (7)
Rev up the microbus. Give the public the mic. Stop dumping on Yale; give parents school vouchers.
New Haven will do that and more if it follows a path newly laid out by the city’s Republican Party.
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by Paul Bass | Sep 28, 2016 2:34 pm | Comments (16)
New Haven is pushing the state not just to redesign its planned new Union Station parking garage, but to let the city build it instead.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 28, 2016 8:46 am
Veronica Perez raised her hand to ask the teacher a question: Should she help her second-grader with homework, even though she learned math differently in school in Mexico?
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by Peter Mackenzie | Sep 27, 2016 5:25 pm | Comments (1)
Nairobi, Kenya — New Haven-born poet and hip-hop MC Akua Naru surveyed the large and hyped up crowd at The Alchemist Bar here for the final show of a five-country African tour. Flashing a sly grin, she confided in them, “You know, there are one or two Kenyas in my family, truth be told.”
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 27, 2016 8:07 am | Comments (38)
By Nov. 1, Garth Harries will no longer be the superintendent of New Haven Public Schools, under a severance agreement passed late Monday night by the Board of Education.
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by Paul Bass | Sep 26, 2016 4:11 pm | Comments (15)
Thirty-eight trees and an old electrical substation are set to become history as United Illuminating crews begin to upgrade service in Fair Haven, Jocelyn Square and a slice of East Rock.
Continue reading ‘UI Starts $2.6M East Side Modernization’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 26, 2016 12:15 pm | Comments (4)
Kyndia Riley was just 2 years old when both her mother and father were arrested and sentenced to life in federal prison. She never got to touch her mother, Santra Rucker, again until she was a legal adult and her mom was moved to a less restrictive federal prison camp.
Continue reading ‘Drug War’s Collateral Lifers Seek Freedom’
by Paul Bass | Sep 25, 2016 5:18 pm | Comments (21)
After receiving a hand-delivered letter from the mayor stating she is no longer a Board of Education member, Alicia Caraballo stayed away from a school dedication Sunday. But she said she plans to show up in public Monday night — to take what she still considers her seat.
Continue reading ‘New Ed Board Battle Brews’