The 800-student K-8 Fair Haven School started this academic year with three computer labs of 20 computers with more than 10 years mileage. Many of those could barely open a word processing file. Broken computers sat on the bottom floor of the building.
The chief was in France. No one could find the assistant chiefs or the on-duty supervisors. Chanting protesters blocked traffic outside the police station, refusing to budge until someone talked to them.
Starting July 1 people arrested in New Haven will not be held in the prisoner lock-up next to the police station at 1 Union Ave. They will probably head to a new holding center at the jail on Whalley Avenue.
That’s because the lock-up at police HQ is slated to close.
More than half a century after the New Haven Clock Factory closed, the images of long-gone workers on the factory floor and the artists who squatted there after the machines fell silent appeared on the crumbling walls.