by Lucy Gellman | Jan 20, 2017 4:06 pm | Comments (8)
Washington, D.C. — A crowd of around 150 protesters was midway through a chant of “No justice/ No Peace!/ No racist/ Police!” in the northwest quarter of the city when the sound of a cannon pierced the grey sky behind them.
Pink smoke filled the air. Another loud boom rang across Massachusetts Avenue. This time, people started running, pulling bandannas over their faces as they darted past mounted police.
Continue reading ‘Trump Era Begins With Tear Gas, Division’
by Paul Bass | Jan 20, 2017 2:00 pm | Comments (5)
The self-perpetuating quintet that has owned the New Haven Green for centuries is coming out of the shadows — at least on the internet — and promising to light up the center of town on dark winter nights.
Continue reading ‘Green Proprietors Enter 21st Century’
by Thomas Breen | Jan 20, 2017 12:24 pm | Comments (2)
City officials are hustling to secure promised state reimbursements for upwards of $5 million in road-paving money after being caught off guard by the abrupt ending of a popular capital improvement program.
Whatever happens, they promise, the city will keep patching potholes.
Continue reading ‘City Scrambles To Salvage State Millions’
by Allan Appel | Jan 20, 2017 8:05 am | Comments (5)
Toni Giammona’s uncle threatened to wear his “Make America Great Again” T-shirt to her art “Inauguration Nation” art opening in Westville this weekend. Until she talked to him.
Artist Giammona — whose dad Vincent was a New York City firefighter who died on 9/11 — has made her first-ever video installation titled “High Anxiety,” about the incoming Trump administration.
Continue reading ‘“Inauguration” Q: Can Art Change Minds?’
by Paul Bass | Jan 19, 2017 7:20 pm | Comments (1)
On the eve of what many New Haveners consider the inauguration of a dark era in America, hundreds filled the plaza outside the Shubert Theatre to blast one last communal beacon of hope.
Continue reading ‘New Haven Lights Up The Trump Night’
by Michelle Liu, Paul Bass & Lucy Gellman | Jan 19, 2017 10:24 am | Comments (11)
The crowd at the Shubert Theater Wednesday night extended the run of a popular local drama — Labor Peace Comes To Yale — by five years, as workers unanimously approved a new contract with increased job security, preserved medical and pension benefits, and modest wage increases.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 18, 2017 2:45 pm | Comments (12)
Soon you might be able to pull out your smartphone or a prepaid access card, unlock a bike in your neighborhood, ride it across town, lock it to bike rack, and walk away.
That’s because the city is months away from launching a bike share program. It’s seeking your advice on where to set it up.
Continue reading ‘Bike Share Rolling Into Town’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 18, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (13)
Retired city and Board of Education employees and their spouses must waive their pensions if they want to come back to work for the city in an more than the most limited part-time capacity, thanks to a vote Tuesday night by the Board of Alders.
Continue reading ‘Double-Dipping Barred — A 2nd Time’
by Staff | Jan 17, 2017 5:36 pm | Comments (15)
(Updated) For the second time in nine years, a car crash has killed a pedestrian at the intersection of York Street and South Frontage Road.
Continue reading ‘Pedestrian Killed At York & S. Frontage’
by Paul Bass | Jan 17, 2017 5:30 pm | Comments (8)
If two local legislators have their way this session, Connecticut will join a nationwide effort to choose presidents by the popular vote and a regional effort to tax hedge fund managers’ income.
Continue reading ‘Electoral College, Hedge Funds Targeted’