by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 22, 2017 4:36 pm
After nearly three years spent convincing Westville, Edgewood and Dwight neighbors of the benefits of a two-way cycle track stretching from Forest Road to Park Street, city planners found one group left to convince: Republicans.
Continue reading ‘Over GOP Murmurs, Cycletrack Approved’
by Paul Bass | Jun 22, 2017 1:30 pm | Comments (6)
Call it a love story, in two acts.
Continue reading ‘When Mary Lou Met Peter Met New Haven’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 22, 2017 7:36 am | Comments (6)
Developer Randy Salvatore plans to buy a lot on the corner of George and High Streets, now that the city’s given him the necessary approvals to revive a plan to build a hotel there for long-term guests.
Continue reading ‘“Boutique Hotel” Has New Builder, Gets OK’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 21, 2017 7:25 pm | Comments (12)
Factory workers in Fair Haven Heights saved their pensions. Now they’re fighting for their jobs.
Continue reading ‘Textile Workers Picket Over Layoff Rule’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 21, 2017 2:32 pm | Comments (2)
Most parents know what to expect on Graduation Day. But the mother of a New Horizons High School student wasn’t sure — even on the morning of the ceremony — if her son would get his diploma on Tuesday.
Her son, Malik James, had revived his scholastic career following a slide induced by his best friend’s murder. But he still needed to pass one more test to make up the missing credits.
Continue reading ‘Malik Makes The Deadline’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 21, 2017 7:53 am | Comments (9)
Anthony Campbell spoke as a man of faith — in marriage, in God, and in community — as he was publicly sworn in Tuesday as the city’s first police chief to emerge from the ranks since a parade of outsiders ran the department.
Continue reading ‘New Haven-Trained Cop Sworn In As Chief’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 20, 2017 2:40 pm | Comments (4)
At Orlando’s Barber Shop on Grand Avenue, a hairdresser with a tattooed electrical plug snaking down his arm chatted with a school district employee about his love of books, then agreed to accept a bag of summer reads for the kids who stop in his shop and may otherwise fall behind this summer.
Continue reading ‘Summer Reading Quest Hits The Avenue’
by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2017 2:40 pm | Comments (31)
Version 1: City alders voted Monday night to bring common sense to an antiquated zoning code that had shut the public out of decisions determining the city’s future.
Version 2: City alders shut out the public Monday night by advancing a thinly disguised attack on Yale without letting Yale, city planning officials or the public weigh in for more than three minutes.
Continue reading ‘Over Protest, University Zone Change OK’d’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 19, 2017 4:38 pm | Comments (2)
You may soon hear a familiar voice with a new ID tag: “This is Faith Middleton of ‘Food Schmooze’ broadcasting from Gateway Community College in New Haven.”
Continue reading ‘Live From Gateway ... It’s WNPR!’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 19, 2017 2:20 pm | Comments (8)
In about four weeks 11 New Haven police sergeants will pin on the rank of lieutenant. And at least eight of those new lieutenants will become new neighborhood top cops.
That may come to the relief of neighborhoods currently without their own district managers — or as a disappointment to those with top cops whom they’ve come to appreciate but who no longer have to rank to stay in the position.
Continue reading ‘Dude, Where’s My District Manager?’