by Thomas Breen | Oct 21, 2017 12:27 pm | Comments (6)
A challenge slate of public employees calling for more democratic, transparent union leadership came into power on Friday night after a municipal union election saw an end to the current president’s eight-year tenure.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 20, 2017 2:09 pm | Comments (9)
Walking the Hill with John Carlson, you can get the impression that his campaign for city alder is largely about fixing sidewalks and paving streets.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 20, 2017 8:02 am | Comments (6)
Wooster Square will soon be home to two public ping pong tables after neighbors voted in a spirited election to spend part of their annual citizen-controlled allotment of the city budget on tabletop tennis.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 19, 2017 8:10 am | Comments (24)
Amid growing complaints from neighbors, New Haven is looking to start regulating the mushrooming Airbnb business in town — in such a way that they won’t land the city in court.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 18, 2017 4:16 pm | Comments (6)
When dozens of government workers swarm into Newhallville next week on a new “Clean City” quest for clues about what makes blocks thrive or decay, they might want to pop in on Levon Quattlebaum and Alberta Nelson on Bassett Street.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 18, 2017 12:33 pm | Comments (15)
Should a Family Dollar make upper Whalley Avenue its home — a prospect some neighbors have opposed— the building it moves into will get a facelift that includes masonry repair, a paint job and a redone façade, landscaping and a repaved parking lot.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 18, 2017 7:37 am | Comments (25)
Mayor Toni Harp remains to be convinced whether any of the six out-of-town finalists to become New Haven’s next schools superintendent has the right stuff for the job.
Continue reading ‘Supe Finalists Don’t “Blow Away” Harp’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 17, 2017 1:25 pm | Comments (10)
On a recent morning in the Hill, dozens of recovering drug addicts waiting for methadone at a clinic spotted a man with purple latex gloves on, waiting to knife his adversary. Days later, the man returned and fatally stabbed his target 16 times.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 17, 2017 7:50 am | Comments (7)
After bilking clients out of millions of dollars, a New Haven bankruptcy attorney said that he didn’t have money for restitution — even while he was able to pay off half a million dollars in debt for a five-bedroom house in Woodbridge and a 33-foot motorboat.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 16, 2017 1:04 pm | Comments (47)
When Rodney “Rock” Williams watches the demolition of the last vestiges of the former Winchester Arms plant in Newhallville, he sees more than childhood memories and the neighborhood’s past slipping away. He sees the alarming potential for the neighborhood’s political power to slip away too.
Continue reading ‘2 Community Organizers Square Off’