by Paul Bass | Mar 16, 2018 1:50 pm | Comments (8)
The man ran from the cops, through traffic, to the edge of the bridge. He was out of control. He turned, grabbed a dark object from his waist, pointed it directly at an officer.
“Shoot me!” he cried. “Shoot me!”
Continue reading ‘Cop Does Not Shoot Unarmed Man’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 16, 2018 12:15 pm | Comments (2)
Investments in big banks, pawn shops and rolling papers helped boost public safety workers’ underfunded pensions this past calendar years, according to newly released figures.
Continue reading ‘Overdrawn Pension Fund Scores Gains’
by Paul Bass | Mar 16, 2018 7:57 am | Comments (13)
According to one new calculation, the state is filling New Haven’s coffers to the brim with cash.
According to another calculation, the state is starving New Haven of cash, leading the city to consider raising taxes 11 percent.
Continue reading ‘Battle Of The Spreadsheets’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 15, 2018 5:41 pm | Comments (7)
Hartford - Mayor Toni Harp and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim joined forces here to urge lawmakers to pave the way for a new casino for a region suffering staggering unemployment. They made a simple pitch: We need jobs.
Advocates of a tribal casino planned for East Windsor sought to complicate that narrative.
Continue reading ‘“Bridgehaven” Makes Capitol Casino Case’
by Liam Brennan | Mar 15, 2018 12:13 pm | Comments (11)
(Opinion) March roars into New Haven bringing not only spring but a new superintendent. Carol Birks, the victor of the Board of Education’s controversial hiring-by-fire process, faces an uphill battle as she takes the reins of Elm City public schools this coming Monday. City and state officials have bequeathed to her a system afflicted with deep challenges and left parents wondering whether she is a remedy to — or just a product of — a negligent government.
Continue reading ‘Welcome To A Mess, Superintendent Birks’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 15, 2018 8:32 am | Comments (16)
Hartford — New Haven State Sen. Gary Winfield had some clean-up business to attend to in a law he authored enabling cops to wear body cameras. The state’s top prosecutor balked — and the two ended up sparring about whether cops deserve special rights to check their story before offering sworn statements.
Continue reading ‘Body Cam Question: Who’s Playing Gotcha?’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 14, 2018 12:52 pm | Comments (15)
Thousands of New Haven high school students walked out of class Monday — with permission — to add their voices to a national day of student protest against gun violence.
• 1,500 Cross students hear pleas about mass shootings as well as homicides that buried their classmates. Christopher Peak reports.
• Coop High students fill downtown sidewalks in protest.
Continue reading ‘Student Walkout Cry: “Enough Is Enough!”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 14, 2018 8:12 am | Comments (13)
The city is looking to curb the number of nip bottles littering sidewalks, public parks, and storm drains by pushing for a statewide bottle deposit for the popular alcohol miniatures. It should not expect to find much support among city liquor store owners.
Continue reading ‘City Seeks To Nix Nip Litter’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 13, 2018 4:41 pm | Comments (4)
When the promised snowstorm failed to arrive in New Haven Tuesday afternoon, Honda Smith and a city tag-and-tow team faced a dilemma on Valley Street: Place tickets on 60 cars illegally parked on the odd side of the street? Or let it slide?
Public Space Enforcement Officer Honda Smith had called for the tag and tow team hours before when the snow was flying and the visibility was low.
Continue reading ‘A Dilemma On Valley Street’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 13, 2018 8:18 am | Comments (56)
The Harp Administration pitched alders on granting permission to borrow up to $250 million this coming fiscal year to help shore up an underfunded city employee pension fund that is struggling to keep up with spiraling unfunded liabilities.
Continue reading ‘$250M In Borrowing Pitched For Pensions’