by Christopher Peak | Feb 22, 2018 5:22 pm | Comments (2)
The cash-strapped Board of Ed held off on renewing 11 facilities contracts that would make a major dent in next year’s budget, while it recommended OKing a consultant contract that nicks into this year’s already-overdrawn budget.
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by Paul Bass | Feb 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Miami — Fake news and comment-thread sewers don’t scare Jimmy Wales.
Wales, the man who who conquered the World Wide Web 1.0 with a vision of citizen-powered information called Wikipedia, is back with an updated plan to protect us from from threats to a vital press, without giving up the democratic dream.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 22, 2018 8:55 am | Comments (26)
The City Plan Commission took up the ongoing debate over the large advertising signs that accompany the city’s new bike share stations, even as it gave the green light for the third phase for the project.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 21, 2018 4:37 pm | Comments (21)
The Board of Education’s first conversation about where to cut $10 million showed just how painful it will be to balance next year’s budget without a city bailout, leading one board member to say he felt “disgusted” at some proposed cuts.
Meanwhile, a school official sought to prevent reporters from allowing students to weigh in on potential school closings.
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by Thomas Breen | Feb 21, 2018 8:29 am | Comments (20)
The state’s ready to cut train service and raise the cost of riding the bus, which will fall particularly hard on disabled people, riders testified Tuesday night.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 21, 2018 8:21 am | Comments (16)
New Haveners have a new, healthier transit option — coupled with enticements to consume Coca-Cola and Sausage McMuffins.
Those fast-food advertisements have gone up alongside docking stations for Bike New Haven, the city’s long-awaited bike-share program.
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by Allan Appel | Feb 20, 2018 2:01 pm | Comments (32)
Science teacher Intisar Khan challenged her first-graders to build a dome, the way Roman engineers combined the arch and the circle and the way Bucky Fuller built his geodesic version two millennia later.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 20, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (4)
After-school “enrichment” at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School involves not just learning, but eating supper — a meal many students might not otherwise get.
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by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2018 11:07 am | Comments (47)
A developer is seeking a 15-year tax break and $400,000 in city environmental clean-up help to transform a long-vacant clock factory complex on Hamilton Street into 130 low- and moderate-income apartments for artists.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 19, 2018 6:18 am | Comments (5)
There is so much I want to tell you about my recent trip to the world of Wakanda ... or rather a special Saturday showing and celebration in New Haven of the highly anticipated new film Black Panther.
But I can’t. No spoilers allowed during Black History Month. (All bets are off if you don’t see it before March 1.)
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