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Harp Explains Decision; Cops Plan Protest Rally

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 26, 2015 1:07 pm | Comments (18)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.

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8 Bioswales Started; 200 More To Come

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 26, 2015 8:22 am | Comments (4)

Everything is coming up bioswales on West Park Avenue.

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Wisdom Returns To Westville

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 25, 2015 4:16 pm | Comments (2)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.

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“I’m Sorry For What Happened”

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.

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Harp Tells Chief To Bench Investigated Cop

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.

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Discipline Reformers Get A “Restorative” Lesson

by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 24, 2015 2:49 pm | Comments (4)

Aliyya Swaby Photo 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.

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Anybody Home?

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 24, 2015 7:43 am | Comments (19)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.

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This Time, Cop Kept On Streets During IA Probe

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.

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360 State Tenants Petition For Fuel-Cell Power

by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 23, 2015 1:12 pm | Comments (2)

Aliyya Swaby Photo 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.

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Shhh! Harp’s Running For Reelection

by Paul Bass | Mar 20, 2015 5:11 pm | Comments (26)

Paul Bass Photo 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.

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Potholes
Apr 1, 2015 4:46 pm
Address: 450 Lighthouse Road New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 2

Large deep pothole at this location. Please patch.

Traffic/Road Safety
Apr 1, 2015 4:23 pm
Address: Greene New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 1

At school time in the am & pm cars are going to fast on Greene St. They are dropped off and...

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