by Christopher Peak | May 25, 2018 1:26 pm | Comments (15)
It turned out Creed wasn’t white enough. So its black and brown students lost everything.
And two decades after a landmark school desegregation lawsuit, Connecticut finds itself with a broken magnet school system and unintended, sometimes bizarre racial consequences.
Continue reading ‘Magnets Seek “Right” (White) Suburbanites’
by Christopher Peak | May 25, 2018 8:18 am | Comments (24)
Wooster Square residents shouted each other down, hurled accusations of racism and NIMBYism, and brought some close to tears over a proposal to bring an overnight shelter for homeless youth to a struggling commercial strip of Grand Avenue.
Continue reading ‘Wooster Square Wars Over Youth Shelter’
by Thomas Breen | May 24, 2018 7:20 pm | Comments (15)
The city said a family could move a poisoned child back into a West River apartment.
A judge ruled otherwise — after hearing the city lead-paint inspector get grilled on the stand.
Continue reading ‘City’s Lead Inspection Goes On Trial’
by Christopher Peak | May 24, 2018 12:07 pm | Comments (31)
The Board of Education might have resolved to close a high school, but it hasn’t yet figured out how to attract enough racial diversity to keep the rest of its magnet schools open.
Continue reading ‘State Puts 4 Magnet Schools On Notice’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 24, 2018 7:39 am | Comments (15)
Downtown top cop Lt. Mark O’Neil tapped the man stretched out on the Green. The man barely moved at first, then muttered incomprehensibly.
“I just want to make sure you’re OK.” O’Neil said. “Can you stand for me?”
Continue reading ‘Cops, Neighbors Walk The Talk Downtown’
by Christopher Peak | May 23, 2018 1:02 pm | Comments (17)
A day after threatening to close schools in the neighborhoods of some budget-cutting alders, Board of Education members sought forgiveness from the same alders — along with more money.
Continue reading ‘Close Edgewood School? Never Mind’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 23, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (13)
The historic Hamilton Street clock factory will get a new lease as an apartment complex on life now that city alders have struck a deal that balances the city’s need for affordable housing with a developer’s need for tax relief to make an affordable-housing project viable.
Continue reading ‘Clock Factory Revival Deal Gets Final OK’
by Thomas Breen | May 23, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (39)
The city is looking for a new tenant for a nearly 10,000 square-foot, publicly owned commercial space on Crown Street, with an eye toward bringing in a new music club sized between the College Street Music Hall and clubs like Café Nine.
Continue reading ‘Downtown’s Next Concert Venue?’
by Allan Appel | May 22, 2018 3:50 pm | Comments (9)
Twenty-three-year-old New Haven Police Department hopeful Andrew Logan followed his uncle cop’s advice to the letter: Be totally honest and tell the truth about absolutely everything, including about the use of his girlfriend’s acne medication.
And he said he did.
But the polygraph decided otherwise.
Continue reading ‘Polygraph Trips Potential Cops’
by Christopher Peak | May 22, 2018 8:27 am | Comments (39)
Staring down a deepening budget hole, Superintendent Carol Birks is shuffling teaching assignments and negotiating furlough days — while school board members directed her to look at more extreme actions, like closing additional schools.
Continue reading ‘Schools Tackle $20M Tiger’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 21, 2018 2:09 pm | Comments (26)
After enduring criticism of their initial design, the developer and architect who plan to transform the vacant lot where the former Delaney’s used to stand showed off the latest iteration at the City Plan Commission.
Continue reading ‘Delaney’s New Design Redesigned’
by Dan Kennedy | May 21, 2018 8:54 am | Comments (3)
Author Dan Kennedy will talk about the future of the news — and his new book Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century — with Independent Editor Paul Bass at an event at the Book Trader Cafe, 1140 Chapel St., Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. An essay from Dan follows.
Communities can’t thrive without strong, independent journalism.
Continue reading ‘Can Moguls Save Newspapers?’
by Christopher Peak | May 20, 2018 6:26 pm | Comments (31)
Despite the Trump administration’s corruption, lies and attacks on the rule of law, Hillary Clinton is filled with hope for the country’s future — more now, she said, than even when Obama took office a decade ago.
Continue reading ‘Hillary To Yalies: Hold On To Hope’
by Thomas Breen | May 19, 2018 6:01 pm | Comments (33)
Hartford—A young labor organizer pulled off a surprisingly strong show of support in her bid for lieutenant governor, spurred on in no small part by a New Haven politician’s emotional endorsement of her candidacy.
Continue reading ‘Organizer Qualifies For Lt. Gov. Primary’
by Thomas Breen and Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 3:25 pm | Comments (5)
HARTFORD —There was little question that Ned Lamont would get the Democratic Party’s endorsement for governor. The real question was could he deny Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim ballot access for a primary.
The answer from state Democrats was yes ... for a few weeks.
Continue reading ‘Lamont Gets Endorsement, Blocks Ganim’