by Christopher Peak | Jan 22, 2018 3:02 pm | Comments (1)
A controversial New Haven cop is not only back on the force, but about to head back to court — sued this time for allegedly driving recklessly and crashing his police cruiser into a dirt bike.
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by Brian Slattery | Jan 22, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (4)
Live music for all ages is returning to Space and Outer Space, after a brief intermission.
Mark Nussbaum and Keith Mahler — the intergenerational team that promotes live music at most of New Haven’s top venues like College Street Music Hall — plan to announce Monday that they’re reopening the recently shuttered Outer Space and rechristening it the Space Ballroom, complete with beer, wine, and top acts.
And in the same former industrial complex, two New Haven high-school teachers named Karen Robinson and Chris Scionti have been inside the original Space music performance building preparing to reopen it soon as a renewed performance space of their own.
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by Staff | Jan 21, 2018 11:08 am | Comments (13)
New Haven State Rep. Robyn Porter didn’t play to the crowd at Saturday’s Women’s March in Hartford. She instead challenged the crowd — to examine its own actions toward black women along with Donald Trump’s actions.
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by Christopher Peak | Jan 19, 2018 1:06 pm | Comments (22)
A quest to better fund city cop and firefighter pensions collided with a quest to hire more female and minority-owned investment firms, putting two unrelated issues on the same table.
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by Allan Appel | Jan 19, 2018 12:08 pm | Comments (1)
First came the dandakae. Then came a story about how Afghans and Pakistanis are building new lives on New Haven’s east side, a story at odds with the narrative coming out of Washington.
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by Mercy A. Quaye | Jan 18, 2018 4:09 pm | Comments (2)
Do plagiarism laws apply to memes?
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 18, 2018 1:34 pm | Comments (21)
The City Plan Commission stopped short of urging the Board of Alders to kill a planned six-month development moratorium aimed at protecting endangered rooming houses — voting instead to urge a “reconsideration.”
The vote took place Wednesday night at the conclusion of a four-hour passionate public hearing at this month’s City Plan meeting at City Hall.
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by Christopher Peak | Jan 17, 2018 6:03 pm | Comments (22)
Connecticut’s public school system might be imperfect, but it’s not unconstitutional.
That distinction — between what experts recommend and what the law requires — was at the crux of a split State Supreme Court decision released late Wednesday finding that an advocacy group’s crusading New Haven law firm hadn’t proven its case.
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by Paul Bass | Jan 17, 2018 1:56 pm | Comments (1)
In response to complaints from its workers, the state judicial department is working with United Illuminating to stop sending fumes and ear-splitting noise into the Elm Street courthouse.
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by Thomas Breen | Jan 17, 2018 7:58 am | Comments (5)
Two New Haven police officers found Mark Cochran, 55 — the first person targeted for help in an experimental program to keep nonviolent offenders out of jail — slumped over and intoxicated behind Trinity Church on the Green.
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