by Thomas MacMillan | May 15, 2013 8:44 am | Comments (21)
A developer is seeking city permission to install 145 apartments in a long-vacant downtown landmark without creating a single new parking space.
by Allan Appel | May 14, 2013 1:23 pm | Comments (22)
The city went public Tuesday with phase one of a developer’s plan for the Coliseum lot: A strollable “town square” with five- or six-story apartment buildings; top-of-the-line wine shops and restaurants; and a “woonerf”—a special lane for pedestrians and cyclists, not drivers—that takes you to State Street.
by Melissa Bailey | May 14, 2013 11:22 am | Comments (2)
Rank and file in the city managers union approved a new five-year labor contract by a wide margin, despite hesitation about givebacks in medical and retirement benefits that follow a trend in New Haven government.
by Paul Bass | May 13, 2013 8:05 pm | Comments (37)
(News analysis) Six men who want to lead New Haven tackled “youth” issues Monday night—without uttering the name of a single young person.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 13, 2013 12:00 pm | Comments (2)
Jose Luis Palacios pulled a breaded chicken breast filet out of the refrigerator and slipped it into bubbling hot oil to start a “chicken parmesan” sandwich. But he didn’t reach next for the parmesan, or the mozzerella, or even the marinara sauce. He pulled out queso fresco, avocado, and homemade chipotle salsa.
by Melissa Bailey | May 13, 2013 8:09 am | Comments (18)
Chapel West developer Randy Salvatore beat the Korean government in a battle for an empty lot—and pledged to follow through on a promise to save a historic home from destruction.
by Paul Bass | May 10, 2013 1:26 pm | Comments (2)
Judge Brian T. Fischer delivered a lesson in justice to four audiences at once in Courtrom 5A Friday: a man who shot a robbery victim to death over a gold necklace; detectives who spent years chasing him down for at least three alleged murders; the victim’s sobbing family; and a class of rapt Hillhouse High School students.
by Melissa Bailey | May 10, 2013 9:33 am | Comments (11)
Declaring New Haven’s nationally recognized school food program “in decline,” cafeteria workers called on the mayor to invest in more scratch cooking—and more cooks.
by Paul Bass | May 9, 2013 4:13 pm | Comments (47)
Saying it’s running out of cash, the developer of the Ninth Square downtown apartment and retail district is asking the city to forgive $9.9 million in unpaid interest and obtain another 15 years worth of tax breaks.
by Paul Bass | May 9, 2013 1:26 pm | Comments (27)
The first union leaders have spoken in this year’s mayoral race—and thrown their institutional weight behind Henry Fernandez, a former top aide to a man they supported for decades.