by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 18, 2016 8:11 am | Comments (20)
Amid infighting over filling positions for the coming academic year, Hyde/Creed School was assigned its second temporary principal in three days — and this time the Board of Education won’t get to approve the decision.
Continue reading ‘Harries Moves Leaders Without Board OK’
by Allan Appel | Aug 17, 2016 3:48 pm | Comments (3)
The supermarket retailer turned up his nose at New Haven’s Ninth Square-created balsamic red onion sandwich spread. “Not Brooklyn enough,” the buyer sniffed.
That hurt. But buyers may not be sniffing for long: People will soon be seeing “Made in New Haven” far and wide.
Continue reading ‘40 “Made In New Haven” Labels Hit Market’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 17, 2016 8:29 am | Comments (16)
For the first time in years, the storefront anchoring the corner of Broadway and York Street drew a crowd. But people were there to look at aboriginal artifacts, not to buy $300 Rebecca Minkoff or Michael Kors handbags.
Continue reading ‘Chichi Retail Bombs In Prime B’wy Spot’
by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 16, 2016 7:12 pm | Comments (22)
Racial justice activists protested in front of City Hall and the police station Tuesday afternoon to demand Mayor Toni Harp fire police Chief Dean Esserman in the wake of his publicized angry outbursts and inability to properly discipline officers who act out.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 16, 2016 3:06 pm | Comments (21)
How much marijuana is too much marijuana for a potential police officer to have smoked? Does it matter if it was a half a joint two years ago or 12 months ago?
And should it matter if a potential officer has smoked weed in the past if the police department has no way of knowing if current cops partake in such activity?
Continue reading ‘Cop Task Force Gets In The Weeds’
by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 16, 2016 8:37 am | Comments (29)
Board of Education members approved moving Clinton Avenue Principal Ana Rodriguez to a central office position — in hopes of avoiding losing $2 million in state grant money for the school over the next three years.
It’s still not clear if that will work.
Continue reading ‘Ed Board Races Against State Grant’s Clock’
by Paul Bass | Aug 15, 2016 3:21 pm | Comments (9)
The state’s top housing officials invited a developer to seek help building affordable housing in New Haven’s Hill neighborhood — and urged suburban officials to do their part, too.
Continue reading ‘State Housing Chief To Burbs: Step Up’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Aug 15, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (10)
Olive pits, grape skin, almond meal.
Historically, those waste products — and the billions of pounds of other unappetizing refuse left behind during the food production process every year — have gone straight from the factory to the dump.
Continue reading ‘Local Start-Up Turns Waste Into Food’
by Paul Bass | Aug 12, 2016 12:32 pm | Comments (7)
Officer Michael Haines knew gang members planned to hold a party in Newhallville. He knew rival gang members might show up. But he didn’t know exactly where.
Continue reading ‘Smith & Wesson Came To A “Banger” Bash’
by Paul Bass | Aug 11, 2016 5:09 pm | Comments (23)
New Haven’s police chief threatened to pull dozens of city cops from protecting First Lady Michelle Obama during a visit to the city after a secret service agent failed to inform him of his exact place in the motorcade, according to law-enforcement eyewitnesses.
In a separate incident, the chief allegedly threatened to shut down a Yale football game when he wasn’t allowed in without a ticket — although it turns out, under oath, he didn’t remember it that way, according to a deposition obtained by the Independent.
Continue reading ‘Chief’s Threat: 1st Lady Can Protect Herself’