by Thomas Breen | Mar 20, 2018 3:09 pm | Comments (1)
A Career High School biology teacher whose son was shot and killed 20 years ago has a new site in mind and new support from a local architecture firm and forestry nonprofit in her long-running quest to create a public reflection garden in honor of all New Haven victims of gun violence.
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by Allan Appel | Mar 20, 2018 8:10 am | Comments (7)
On the evening of her first day on the job, new city schools Superintendent Carol Birks got a long earful about deficits, the budgeting process, and whether money might be saved in transportation costs if high schoolers took public transit and routes were reconfigured.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 19, 2018 4:39 pm | Comments (38)
Hartford — New Haven officials urged lawmakers here to pass a bill that will allow a 1,000-foot extension of Tweed-New Haven Airport’s runway — and, the officials claimed, help the region and the state compete for high-tech jobs.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 19, 2018 12:02 pm | Comments (5)
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy took a trip to the mythical African country of Wakanda on Sunday night. But he wasn’t visiting on official business.
He invited along 50 of his younger New Haven constituents.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 19, 2018 7:55 am | Comments (5)
Benjamin’s teachers at Hillhouse High School hadn’t seen the ninth-grader in class for more than five months — until a new Youth Stat program intervened.
Marked absent since August, practically right after the school year started, Benjamin started showing up again in recent weeks, after youth workers showed up at his house and caught him up.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 16, 2018 1:50 pm | Comments (13)
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!”
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 16, 2018 12:15 pm | Comments (3)
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.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 16, 2018 7:57 am | Comments (24)
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.
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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.
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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.
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