by Markeshia Ricks | May 25, 2017 5:58 pm | Comments (1)
On the eighth floor of a tower that symbolizes New Haven’s bustling new tech economy — as well as its potential precariousness — civic leaders pitched a visiting delegation of grantmakers on a multi-million boost to take New Haven to the next level as an innovation “hub.”
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by Paul Bass | May 25, 2017 3:11 pm | Comments (12)
Now that students have left town, and right before alumni arrive on campus for reunions, Yale Thursday morning dismantled a protest shed that had served as a visible symbol of criticism of the university’s labor policy.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 25, 2017 8:02 am | Comments (3)
Sultan Stallings had been in New Haven only a few weeks when he heard about the historical Freddy Fixer Parade and the fictional character who has inspired the black community to clean up since 1962. Stallings, who’s in the process of opening a series of Dixwell Avenue businesses, had an epiphany: “I’m Freddy Fixer reincarnated.”
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by Paul Bass | May 24, 2017 7:58 am | Comments (12)
If a Montreal developer doesn’t take steps soon to get started building a long-delayed project on the old Coliseum site, New Haven might play a new card to try to force his hand.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 23, 2017 7:16 pm | Comments (5)
All but one of the New Haven police sergeants who took the civil service exam to become lieutenants passed it. Now it will be up to the chief to determine who actually gets to pin on the new rank.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 23, 2017 8:31 am | Comments (3)
As New Haven police won approval for a plan to outfit all 450-plus officers with body cameras, a neighboring town’s chief advised the department to give officer some time to adjust to the new way of policing.
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by Lucy Gellman | May 22, 2017 3:13 pm | Comments (28)
While Yale students were handed degrees Monday, graduate student teachers two blocks away were handed cups of ginger and butternut soup to end, at least for now, a nationally watched protest fast.
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by Paul Bass | May 21, 2017 4:41 pm | Comments (2)
A famous friend named Freddy strutted, danced, and generally wowed crowds lined along Dixwell Avenue under brilliant sunshine Sunday, keeping alive a tradition that binds generations of New Haven African-Americans.
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by Christopher Peak | May 19, 2017 2:17 pm | Comments (32)
Just over a dozen cyclists took a five-mile spin together on Long Wharf for an inaugural test run on Connecticut’s first protected bike lane.
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by Allan Appel | May 19, 2017 2:16 pm | Comments (8)
Sarah Stewart turns out oil-on-linen paintings in the factory complex that once turned out erector sets for the nation — and now New Haven’s zoning rules are catching up with the economic transformation there.
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