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State St. Bridge Debacle Nears $30M, & Counting

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 15, 2014 3:27 pm | Comments (18)

Markeshia Ricks Photos Asked how long the State Street Bridge has been closed, Mezcal Restaurante Mexicano’s gregarious owner, Ricardo Trejo, rolled his eyes and sighed. “I’ve lost track of time,” he said.

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This Video Shows Why Cops Like Body Cams

by marcia chambers | Dec 15, 2014 1:56 pm | Comments (2)

While the nation debates whether to outfit cops with body cameras, Branford’s officers are already walking the walk—and praising the results.
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Students May Petition Way To School Board

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 15, 2014 8:06 am | Comments (4)

Markeshia Ricks Photo High-school students wanting to serve on New Haven’s Board of Education would have to petition for signatures from the peers—including from peers at other schools—according to the latest proposal about how to set up new elections.

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Mayor Stands By Chief; Union Prez Seeks Probe

by Paul Bass | Dec 12, 2014 3:31 pm | Comments (42)

Mayor Toni Harp stood by Chief Dean Esserman in the wake of embarrassing allegations about a confrontation he had with an usher at the Yale Bowl, while the president of the police union called for an investigation.

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A Hill Refuge, Reborn

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 12, 2014 3:16 pm

Markeshia Ricks Photos For Nelson McLaughlin, homelessness meant sleeping on a bench, seeing someone from your past life walk by and hoping the person doesn’t see you.

“I didn’t want him to see me, to know that it was me,” recalled McLaughlin (pictured at left).

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Arts Czar Flush With Ideas

by Paul Bass | Dec 12, 2014 1:30 pm | Comments (9)

Paul Bass Photo sfbetterstreets.org The listening tour has concluded: Andrew Wolf now has a full menu of ideas for making culture explode in New Haven, from apizza and book festivals to “strategically-placed” public European-style self-flushing “conveniences.”

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A Week Later, Charter Rally Reverberates In Town

by Paul Bass | Dec 11, 2014 5:23 pm | Comments (16)

Aliyaa Swaby Photo A mass pro-charter school rally aimed at influencing people statewide may have backfired, at least temporarily, with two allies in New Haven.

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Panel Votes To Cut Number Of Fire Supervisors

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 11, 2014 12:28 pm | Comments (12)

Markeshia Ricks Photo A plan to reduce the number of fire lieutenants from 50 to 40 moved forward while the city and the union clashed over whether the move will save needed money or exacerbate diversity and overtime problems.

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New Strong School Needs $9.5M From City

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 11, 2014 8:09 am | Comments (11)

Aliyya Swaby Photo The Board of Education is seeking city money to help construct a new home for Strong School on Southern Connecticut State University’s campus that would bring aspiring teachers closer to the classroom, as part of a six-school capital plan unveiled this week.

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Separated Bike Lanes On The Drawing Board

by Paul Bass | Dec 10, 2014 4:49 pm | Comments (47)

Move over, drivers—cyclists may soon have their own protected stretch of the road on Edgewood Avenue.

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Incredible opportunity to connect the Mill River Trail between Fair Haven and East Rock Park
Dec 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Address: Fair Haven New Haven, CT, USA
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Along the East bank of the Mill River between State Street and Humphrey Street along the...

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Street Lamp
Dec 19, 2014 3:22 pm
Address: 61 - 63 Rockcreek Rd New Haven, Connecticut
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The Streetlamp in Question has never been equipped with the light...

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