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Bust behind him, New Haven singer performs 10th album at Toad’s. Brian Slattery reports.
Or: Pessimism meets optimism about the future of news. Staff reports.
by Paul Bass | Mar 27, 2015 3:31 pm | Comments (21)
A week of building tensions over race and policing came to a peak as chanting cops crashed a press conference announcing the exoneration of an officer — and then anti-police demonstrators crashed the cops’ interruption.
by Alexis Zanghi | Mar 27, 2015 12:00 pm | Comments (4)
When I first came to Daggett Street Square in 2007, I was taken by its rambling hallways, its pulley-operated elevator. The building may not have been insulated, but it was insular. By that time, few live-work spaces remained in New Haven. There had been others — on River Street; in the Munniemaker cigar factory on State Street; at Chapel and Church, above what is now Gotham Citi—all now shut down.
Now we can add Daggett Street Square to the list: Last week officials ordered it cleared out.
by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 27, 2015 8:22 am | Comments (6)
The president of New Haven’s Board of Education is charter network Achievement First’s (AF) newest board member—just a month after he argued against the two organizations partnering on a new charter school.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 26, 2015 1:07 pm | Comments (18)
Mayor Toni Harp said she was thinking of both the police’s and the public’s safety when she made a controversial decision about placing an officer on desk duty—and she herself had received a threat amid mounting tensions.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 26, 2015 8:22 am | Comments (4)
Everything is coming up bioswales on West Park Avenue.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 25, 2015 4:16 pm | Comments (2)
Ninth Square fashion designer (by way of Jamaica) Neville Wisdom is taking his design studio back to where it all began for him—well not exactly that far back. He’s heading back to Whalley Avenue in Westville Village, where he first owned a boutique in 2008, to expand his studio.
by Paul Bass | Mar 24, 2015 7:13 pm | Comments (31)
Nine days after a police officer slammed her to the ground in handcuffs, a 15-year-old girl received a visit from New Haven’s police chief—along with an apology.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 24, 2015 4:53 pm | Comments (27)
Mayor Toni Harp announced late Tuesday afternoon that she has directed the police chief to put a patrol cop on desk duty pending the completion of an internal investigation into an arrest during which he slammed a handcuffed 15-year-old girl to the ground.
by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 24, 2015 2:49 pm | Comments (4)
While giving a presentation in a high school classroom, Lola Garcia-Blocker had to ask a student being particularly disruptive to leave the room. Instead of sulking or causing a ruckus, the student left calmly—and later sought her out to apologize for misbehaving.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 24, 2015 7:43 am | Comments (19)
Protesters flooded the entrance to the New Haven Police Department demanding answers from top cops about why an officer who was shown on a video throwing a handcuffed 15-year-old girl to the pavement was still on the job even as his actions are being investigated by Internal Affairs. For a seventh straight day, top cops hid out from the public.