Drawing on her own story as a working single mother who ascended to the middle class, the co-chair of the Black & Hispanic Caucus called out slumlords and put high-end developers on notice that affordable housing needs to be part of their plans for the Elm City.
The contract-less city’s management and professional employee union voted to approve a new five-year pact by a nearly two-to-one margin — following a labor trend of trading increased medical costs and added health care responsibilities in exchange for raises.
Jamarr Daniels teared up as he told how his father ran the streets and died when Jamarr was 12. His five older brothers all followed their dad into the streets. Jamarr determined one day to become a cop.
Thwarted in that quest, he made a last-ditch appeal to commissioners who would decide his fate.
Nineteen-year-old Tytainya Gaines is a certified emergency medical responder, and she’s working her way through an emergency medical technician program. On Tuesday she also became a licensed unarmed security officer.
The city’s Commission on Equal Opportunities finally has a new “utilization monitor” to visit construction sites and hold builders’ feet to the fire for hiring women and minorities on building jobs. But who will lead the commission in the future remains uncertain.
Fifty years ago today, on April 3, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his last public speech, which continues to haunt Americans today with its ringing tones of courage in the face of a possible assassination, which in fact occurred the next day.
As some Democrats back home called on embattled U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to resign in the wake of revelations of her mishandling a staff sexual harassment episode, two prominent Democrats interviewed in New Haven held their fire.
Fair Haven immigrants striking at a metal factory won the support Thursday afternoon of neighbors and activists who marched to offer the kind of street heat they say is needed to combat employers’ leverage over undocumented workers.
New Haven city officials, with the help of Yale Law students, are seeking to leverage the buying power of major nonprofits to boost business and job creation. But first, they say, the state’s law on worker cooperatives has to change.