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by Markeshia Ricks | May 23, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (12)
The historic Hamilton Street clock factory will get a new lease as an artists-oriented apartment complex on life now that city alders have struck a deal that balances the city’s need for affordable housing with a developer’s need for taxl relief to make an affordable-housing project viable.
Continue reading ‘Clock Factory Revival Deal Gets Final OK’
by Thomas Breen | May 18, 2018 8:08 am | Comments (29)
In a first pass at amending next year’s budget, alders recommended shifting $5 million from the schools to help cover public employee medical benefits, and they signed off on a proposed double-digit tax increase ... for now.
Continue reading ‘$5M Cut From Schools; Pension Idea Nixed’
by Serena Cho | May 17, 2018 1:56 pm | Comments (1)
Two nights after the Board of Education voted to shut down three alternative high schools, city alders sought details on what comes next.
Continue reading ‘Details Sought On Alternative High School Consolidation’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 17, 2018 12:41 pm | Comments (14)
A medical marijuana dispensary could be coming to New Haven — specifically to Amity Road — if the state approves an application from a local businessman.
Continue reading ‘Owl Shop Owner Plans Pot Dispensary’
by Thomas Breen | May 16, 2018 12:12 pm | Comments (8)
Cut the accounting gimmicks. Don’t backload pension payments. And watch out for money lost to active investment fees.
Continue reading ‘New FRAC Report Sounds Budget Alarm’
by Thomas Breen | May 10, 2018 1:51 pm | Comments (9)
Fifty New Haveners seized on their last public chance to influence next year’s budget by offering a litany of concerns with a proposed double-digit tax increase and the riskiness of borrowing a quarter of a billion dollars to fund city pensions.
Continue reading ‘Budget Watchdogs: No To Borrowing $250M For Pensions’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 9, 2018 7:53 am | Comments (5)
A committee of alders voted to try to preserve SROs in New Haven — while seeking to ensure that a proposed new zoning plan for Westville Village does not undercut that goal.
Continue reading ‘SRO Moratorium, Westville Zone Advance’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 8, 2018 8:37 am | Comments (25)
With just 48 hours left to get a bill that would expand Tweed-New Haven’s runway out of this year’s state legislative session, alders threw a Hail Mary, passing a resolution in support of the airport’s future growth.
Continue reading ‘Tweed Gets 11th Hour Alder Boost’
by Paul Bass | May 8, 2018 8:35 am | Comments (6)
She doesn’t see Yale retreating from New Haven. But Mayor Toni Harp does question the effect that the university’s latest top-level shuffle will mean for town-gown relations.
Continue reading ‘Harp: Whom Do We Call Now At Yale?’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 4, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (20)
Let’s talk numbers. But let’s talk quickly.
That was the upshot of a meeting between alders and a developer about how much of a tax break the city can afford on a plan to turn an historic clock factory into 130 affordable apartments.
Continue reading ‘Clock Lofts Tax Compromise In Works’