by Markeshia Ricks | May 17, 2017 7:42 am | Comments (13)
Members of UNITE HERE Local 33 and their supporters continued to show their mettle in the fight to have their new graduate student teachers union recognized by Yale University, as their encampment got some actual metal just in time for graduation.
Continue reading ‘3 Weeks In, Steely Resolve Exhibited’
by Lucy Gellman | May 16, 2017 2:13 pm | Comments (8)
Cedar Hill’s graffiti vandals may get an unexpected summer gift — four sprawling, concrete slabs they can decorate under a highway.
There’s only one catch. They’ll have to spell out, in paint, what it means to be a good neighbor.
Continue reading ‘Graffitists Welcome Here?’
by Christopher Peak | May 16, 2017 7:55 am | Comments (2)
Hartford — During the three years when Eliyahu Mirlis claimed Rabbi Daniel Greer sexually molested him, why didn’t Mirlis try to stop it?
Continue reading ‘Trial Mines How Victims Process Trauma’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 15, 2017 3:20 pm | Comments (6)
Before Westville and West Hills neighbors decided on how to spend an annual allotment of $10,000 from the city, they asked themselves a bigger question: Should they even accept the money?
Continue reading ‘$10K Offer Sparks Budget Debate’
by Christopher Peak | May 15, 2017 12:03 pm | Comments (6)
Hartford — Defense attorneys for Rabbi Daniel Greer tried to prohibit a blogger who has intensely chronicled Greer’s sexual abuse case from entering a courtroom here — by misrepresenting a legal document.
Continue reading ‘Rabbi Seeks To Bar Blogger from Court’
by Paul Bass | May 15, 2017 12:02 pm | Comments (18)
Interim Police Chief Anthony Campbell is set to be sworn in as the permanent police chief on June 1.
Campbell said his priorities include starting a “family justice center” to tackle domestic violence and building more community trust in his cops.
Continue reading ‘Anthony Campbell Named New Police Chief, Targets Domestic Violence’
by Paul Bass | May 12, 2017 5:01 pm | Comments (32)
A new plan to revolutionize how New Haven makes major zoning decisions is speeding toward approval — with the potential of either bringing democracy to development or slowing and holding development hostage, depending on whom you ask.
Continue reading ‘Zoning Overhaul Targets University’
by Christopher Peak | May 12, 2017 4:50 pm | Comments (5)
Hartford — Speaking publicly for the first time about sexual abuse allegations that have ripped apart the Orthodox Jewish community he built in New Haven, Rabbi Daniel Greer denied under oath ever having counseled a teenaged yeshiva student named Eliyahu Mirlis about spiritual matters.
Then, under further questioning, Greer refused to say whether he took Mirlis to motels overnight, showed him porn, plied him with alcohol, molested him in the bedroom where he sleeps with his wife and fondled him at several other rental properties he controls throughout the Edgewood neighborhood.
Continue reading ‘On Stand, Greer Invokes 5th On Sex Abuse’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 12, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (4)
The annual Greater New Haven NAACP Freedom Fund dinner is always a special affair, but this year it was made more so as the branch celebrated 100 years of service.
Continue reading ‘NAACP Marks Century Of Justice & Equality’
by Paul Bass | May 12, 2017 7:59 am | Comments (20)
New Haven can’t turn down the volume on ambulance or fire-engine sirens, but it can still lessen some of the noise — and it’s trying.
Continue reading ‘“Siren City” Rep Prompts Quieting Moves’