by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 26, 2015 1:07 pm | Comments (18)
Mayor Toni Harp said she was thinking of both the police’s and the public’s safety when she made a controversial decision about placing an officer on desk duty—and she herself had received a threat amid mounting tensions.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 26, 2015 8:22 am | Comments (4)
Everything is coming up bioswales on West Park Avenue.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 25, 2015 4:16 pm | Comments (2)
Ninth Square fashion designer (by way of Jamaica) Neville Wisdom is taking his design studio back to where it all began for him—well not exactly that far back. He’s heading back to Whalley Avenue in Westville Village, where he first owned a boutique in 2008, to expand his studio.
by Paul Bass | Mar 24, 2015 7:13 pm | Comments (31)
Nine days after a police officer slammed her to the ground in handcuffs, a 15-year-old girl received a visit from New Haven’s police chief—along with an apology.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 24, 2015 4:53 pm | Comments (27)
Mayor Toni Harp announced late Tuesday afternoon that she has directed the police chief to put a patrol cop on desk duty pending the completion of an internal investigation into an arrest during which he slammed a handcuffed 15-year-old girl to the ground.
by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 24, 2015 2:49 pm | Comments (4)
While giving a presentation in a high school classroom, Lola Garcia-Blocker had to ask a student being particularly disruptive to leave the room. Instead of sulking or causing a ruckus, the student left calmly—and later sought her out to apologize for misbehaving.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 24, 2015 7:43 am | Comments (19)
Protesters flooded the entrance to the New Haven Police Department demanding answers from top cops about why an officer who was shown on a video throwing a handcuffed 15-year-old girl to the pavement was still on the job even as his actions are being investigated by Internal Affairs. For a seventh straight day, top cops hid out from the public.
by Paul Bass | Mar 23, 2015 4:17 pm | Comments (45)
The cop shown in a controversial video throwing a handcuffed 15-year-old girl to the ground is remaining on patrol while police investigators review his actions.
by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 23, 2015 1:12 pm | Comments (2)
Marydale DeBor thought green when decided to move to the 360 State St. luxury tower: The builder had installed a fuel cell to supply clean energy to the building’s 500 apartments. She didn’t know that five years later, the fuel cell would still be running at far less than full capacity thanks to a bureaucratic hold-up in Hartford.
by Paul Bass | Mar 20, 2015 5:11 pm | Comments (26)
Without any rallies or public announcement, Mayor Toni Harp has formally launched her reelection campaign.
Harp (pictured), the city’s first female mayor, has filed papers in the City Clerk’s office to form a campaign committee and scheduled a fundraiser.