City Declares A Frack-Out

by Thomas Breen | Mar 20, 2018 1:08 pm

Waterislifemovement.comThomas Breen photoEven if Connecticut allowed for the storage or repurposing of natural gas waste within state boundaries — which it does not —New Haveners can rest assured that the city now stands in direct opposition to the introduction or use of “fracking” chemical byproducts anywhere in the Elm City.

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CEO Techs Up

by Allan Appel | Mar 15, 2018 1:56 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoThe city plans to send an inspector out into the field for the first time in a year and half to monitor the hiring of women and minorities on construction projects — with some new digital tools that will ultimately make results visible to the public.

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Mayor Proposes 11% Tax Hike

by Thomas Breen | Mar 2, 2018 5:49 pm | Comments (74)

Mayor Toni Harp is calling for a 11 percent tax increase and a $1 million reduction in the rainy day fund in a proposed new city budget that she described as the most difficult one she has ever had to draft.

It includes 11 new positions and assumes the city will receive millions of dollars in new contributions from big not-for-profits like Yale and labor union concessions.

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