by Christopher Peak | Nov 19, 2017 8:59 pm | Comments (4)
On the eve of a vote to select a new schools superintendent, parents, students and elected officials Sunday added their voices to a growing chorus in opposition to the Board of Education majority’s choice.
Continue reading ‘Opposition Mounts To Birks’
by Paul Bass | Nov 17, 2017 1:20 pm
Smoke was filling the apartment. The man inside seemed confused about what to do — until Sgt. Yessennia Agosto appeared at his door and declared: “Viste el fuego! Tenemos que salir ahora!”
Continue reading ‘“Fuego!” She Cried’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 17, 2017 7:58 am | Comments (5)
Does this intersection look familiar?
That’s Orange Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard South — as it’s designed to be reborn soon as a 21st century pedestrian and bike-friendly crossroads knitting the Hill and Downtown back together from the effects of last century’s urban “renewal.”
Continue reading ‘Downtown Crossing Phase 2 Readied’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 16, 2017 4:03 pm | Comments (15)
Despite a determined effort to sell off the vacant former Strong School in Fair Haven, the city is back where it started six years ago, unsure what to do with a deteriorating, century-old building.
Continue reading ‘Strong School Housing Plan Shot Down’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 16, 2017 9:48 am | Comments (39)
Sixty parents, teachers and community members penned a letter to the Board of Education that “strongly urge[d]” it not to hire Carol Birks as the next schools superintendent — hours before she won the support of a majority of board members for the job in an informal vote.
Continue reading ‘Board Backs Birks; Parents Balk’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 16, 2017 7:38 am | Comments (14)
A plan to turn a vacant former factory site in Newhallville into a complex with nearly 400 apartments cleared a regulatory hurdle with the help of supportive neighbors.
Continue reading ‘Housing Plan Advances At Ex-Factory Site’
by Paul Bass | Nov 15, 2017 3:00 pm | Comments (16)
Ditch his party leader who fought so hard for the best possible budget compromise? Or vote against constituents getting thrown off Medicaid?
Continue reading ‘Vote Puts Urban Liberal To The Test’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 15, 2017 8:23 am | Comments (36)
While hundreds got an up-close look at the three finalists for schools superintendent, candidate Gary Highsmith vowed not to work with charter schools, while Carol Birks embraced them as a needed alternative and Pamela Brown offered a middle-ground position.
Continue reading ‘Supe Candidates Split On Charters’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 14, 2017 2:51 pm | Comments (31)
New Haveners appeared so pumped to start taking more trains to Hartford and Springfield — that no one showed up to complain about the fares.
Continue reading ‘Next Stop: Springfield! 12 Times A Day’
by Paul Bass | Nov 14, 2017 7:48 am | Comments (28)
Racing one step ahead of a labor-backed proposed moratorium, the redeveloper of the Hotel Duncan received a building permit Monday to start knocking down walls to transform the storied mixed-income lodgings into an upscale boutique hotel.
Continue reading ‘Duncan Rebuilder Snags Building Permit’