by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 16, 2016 2:01 pm | Comments (7)
An hour before students arrived at Hill Central School, seventh- and eighth-grade teachers were inside debating how to ensure letters about an upcoming open house actually reach parents instead of remaining in students’ backpacks.
Continue reading ‘Day Starts Early For Turnaround Teachers’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 16, 2016 8:40 am | Comments (11)
A state plan to boost bus fares three times more than train fares went over about as well as CT Transit service does at the proposal’s final public hearing, in New Haven.
Continue reading ‘(Un)Fare Hikes? Buses: 17%; Trains: 5%’
by Paul Bass | Sep 15, 2016 4:32 pm | Comments (22)
The Bernie Sanders playbook propelled Joshua Elliott toward winning a state legislative seat. Then a judge demanded an overhaul of the education system — and the playbook didn’t have a response.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 15, 2016 8:42 am | Comments (33)
Hartford — Columbia’s graduate student teachers may be “employees,” but their counterparts at Yale aren’t.
So argued Yale lawyers in a windowless hearing room here as the fate of a 26-year-old drive for a union election headed to a legal climax.
Continue reading ‘Yale, Local 33 Spar At The NLRB’
by Paul Bass | Sep 14, 2016 5:38 pm | Comments (3)
Ross Whitsett walked by a crowd of visitors from across the country as he navigated Olive Street on his way downtown for a sandwich. He noticed a man with a suit telling the visitors about traffic-calming.
“There are no crosswalks anywhere around [Wooster] Square!” Whitsett called out to the suited man.
The suited man explained that the state had just paved the neighborhood’s main roads, that restriping will follow soon.
“When’s it going to be painted?” Whitsett pressed.
Continue reading ‘Greatest Hits Tour Wows Gov’t Techies’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 14, 2016 8:19 am | Comments (3)
A pawn shop will not be coming to upper Whalley Avenue in the Beverly Hills section of the city, where neighbors and other businesses feared what kind of customers would come in.
Continue reading ‘Zoners To Pawner: No Sale’
by Paul Bass | Sep 13, 2016 4:22 pm | Comments (15)
The bar car is returning to the New Haven Line — and the governor plans to stock it with local craft beers.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made that declaration at a press event Tuesday afternoon at New Haven’s railyard.
Continue reading ‘All Aboard The Black Hog Express!’
by Lucy Gellman | Sep 13, 2016 12:22 pm | Comments (10)
New Haven’s just-resigned police chief brought us to a promised land of community policing. His successor will have a different task, akin to that of Joshua—keeping that progress going.
So said Mayor Toni Harp, who has the job of selecting that successor.
Continue reading ‘Exit “Moses,” Enter “Joshua”’
by Paul Bass | Sep 12, 2016 1:49 pm | Comments (7)
Instead of giving addicts Narcan after they overdose, as 16 people did in one day in New Haven recently, the government should give them “clean” drugs that won’t kill them, argues a federal drug warrior turned reformer.
Continue reading ‘Give Addicts Narcan? Or “Clean Heroin”?’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 12, 2016 8:10 am | Comments (6)
The kids hang out in the road. They sit on mailboxes and throw rocks at condo windows.
Gail Roundtree has tried talking to them. But they cursed at her. About 15 of them even chased her up a hill.
Now she asked Sgt. Roy Davis what he’ll do about it.
Continue reading ‘A Top Cop Circles Back To East Shore’