by Paul Bass | Apr 19, 2018 4:33 pm
New Haven has hundreds of new apartments that most people can’t afford to rent? Not to worry — other rents may go down as a result. And no one’s being displaced.
An out-of-town company bought a local factory and is sending its workforce to Meriden? Not to worry — the workers will keep their jobs, and a new owner will bring more jobs than before the local factory.
Continue reading ‘Development Commish Sees The Upsides’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 19, 2018 8:05 am | Comments (14)
It happened to State Rep. Robyn Porter in New Haven when she first became a legislator. An officer subtly accused her of having stolen her legislative license plates.
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by Thomas Breen | Apr 18, 2018 3:39 pm | Comments (11)
The city’s building department found two unsafe buildings and one illegal appartment conversion at properties controlled by two of New Haven’s biggest landlords.
Continue reading ‘Yale, Pike Cited For Safety Violations’
by Christopher Peak | Apr 18, 2018 1:28 pm | Comments (4)
During a recent lockdown drill, a classroom of New Haven students took the threat of an active shooter so seriously that they told the teacher to get out of the way and started barricading the door.
Continue reading ‘After Parkland, Schools Beef Up Security’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 18, 2018 8:48 am | Comments (2)
One spoke of how his grandfather worked as a machinist for three decades at Winchester Arms. Another recalled being voted “most respected on either side of the aisle” in the legislature. A third boasted that his financial resume makes him the best state treasurer candidate — in history.
Continue reading ‘Candidates Go One On One’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 17, 2018 3:35 pm | Comments (24)
The owner of an historic Dwight Street home that has sat empty and derelict for two years has teamed up with a local architectural designer and historian to restore the property to its architectural roots.
Continue reading ‘Battered Dwight Gem Ready For Rehab’
by Mercy Quaye | Apr 17, 2018 1:15 pm | Comments (2)
I was 10, maybe 11 when I got my first Vigorol Liquid Relaxer.
For most Black girls before Y2K this was a right of passage and a privilege. In hindsight I can’t fully wrap my head around why: It’s like we were all lining and signing up for the risk of chemical burns in exchange for a weak guarantee of straight hair. And at the age of 11, that cost-benefit analysis didn’t add up for me.
Continue reading ‘Hairstylist Connects With Her Roots’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 17, 2018 8:13 am | Comments (20)
Drawing on her own story as a working single mother who ascended to the middle class, the co-chair of the Black & Hispanic Caucus called out slumlords and put high-end developers on notice that affordable housing needs to be part of their plans for the Elm City.
Continue reading ‘Colon Slams Slumlords, Praises Hill Model’
by Paul Bass | Apr 16, 2018 4:42 pm | Comments (15)
The owners of two Chinese agricultural-products companes plan to visit New Haven this summer, the first potential fruits of a trip local officials took last week.
Twenty-two New Haveners made the trip to China in a delegation led by Mayor Toni Harp.
Continue reading ‘China Trip Taps Transit, R&D Prospects’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 16, 2018 8:03 am | Comments (22)
The city plans to increase the fine for the most common type of parking ticket by $5, with the hope of raising at least $300,000 in additional annual revenue for strapped municipal coffers.
Continue reading ‘That’ll Be Another $5, Scofflaws’
by Paul Bass | Apr 13, 2018 1:08 pm | Comments (12)
See that picture above? That’s a sign of progress in one of the city’s longest-running blight battles.
Continue reading ‘Blight Battle Breakthrough’