by Paul Bass | Nov 21, 2014 11:53 am | Comments (1)
As the nation braced to confront the fallout of a racially-charged grand jury decision in Missouri, two prominent figures in New Haven’s African-American community called on successful black males to take the lead on rebuilding.
by Brian Slattery | Nov 21, 2014 10:01 am | Comments (2)
“You want us to turn the house music down before you start?” the sound man at Cafe Nine said. Chris Goudreau smiled. “It might be better than what you’re about to hear,” he joked.
by Paul Bass | Nov 20, 2014 5:00 pm | Comments (10)
A retired detective known for teaching West River kids to play chess and organizing his neighbors has returned to law enforcement—to take the reins of New Haven’s signature gang-violence effort.
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 20, 2014 12:24 pm | Comments (1)
Wearing a shirt that punned “All we knead is love,” Dominick Mirabile flung a disc of dough back and forth between open hands, “opening it up” to 11 inches, the size of a standard personal pizza at Red Tomado.
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 20, 2014 8:30 am | Comments (30)
Imagine a narrower Church Street with shorter crosswalks and more space for people on foot. Imagine it with a dedicated bike lane separated from car traffic by planters—or less sightly low-cost “delineator tubes.” Imagine it not taking years to plan, more years to design, and tens of thousands of dollars to build.
by Paul Bass | Nov 19, 2014 1:40 pm
The Harp Administration wants to leave vacant a job at the strapped agency that monitors hiring on development projects in order to create a job to oversee the city’s programs for the homeless.
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 19, 2014 8:33 am | Comments (38)
John Pescatore offered one cheap and easy fix to slow cars speeding down Olive Street: Place fluorescent delineator tubes down a short section to shrink two lanes into one, forcing drivers to yield to cars going the opposite way.
by Paul Bass | Nov 18, 2014 4:26 pm | Comments (10)
The Harp administration is calling in an outside expert to help figure out how to rescue the fire department, while also proceeding with efforts to get overtime costs under control and start meeting state reporting laws.
by Paul Bass | Nov 18, 2014 8:07 am | Comments (44)
A national cyclist group has given New Haven a “bronze” star for its increasing bike-friendliness—while dangling suggestions for how to ascend to silver.
by Ike Swetlitz | Nov 17, 2014 4:35 pm | Comments (3)
One week after Whole G Bakery arrived in Pitkin Plaza, another coffee shop announced plans to open a block away—with a mission to “end poverty” in the process.