Business/Labor/ Economic Development
by Thomas Breen | Aug 14, 2018 12:12 pm | Comments (17)
Five weeks into the current fiscal year, the police department’s actual weekly overtime is double what’s in the budget. The fire department’s weekly overtime is one and a half times over budget.
Continue reading ‘Police, Fire Chiefs: Overtime Budgets “Unrealistic”’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 14, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (23)
With the start of the school year just two weeks ago, nearly three-dozen educators have been temporarily spared from layoffs, while cuts might now fall on others — unknown others.
Continue reading ‘School Layoffs Tabled; Uncertainty Reigns’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 13, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (8)
Superintendent Carol Birks wants two outside hires to take top positions in her administration.
Continue reading ‘Birks Picks Deputy, Assistant Superintendents’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 12, 2018 12:11 pm | Comments (13)
Ned Lamont lashed out at his opponent at a final get-out-the-vote rally in New Haven — not the opponent he needs to beat in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, but the one he expects to face in November.
Continue reading ‘Lamont Looks To November’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 10, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (25)
When Kevin Staton first flicked on the lights in the Hillhouse High School library, only five worked; the other 25 stayed unlit. The computers malfunctioned. The chairs wobbled. A brown stain in the ceiling stared back at him.
Continue reading ‘Laid-Off Educator Makes A Final Request’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 8, 2018 9:40 pm | Comments (32)
Less than a week before statewide Democratic primaries, two candidates earned New Haven’s most important on-the-ground endorsement: from Yale’s UNITE HERE unions
Continue reading ‘Yale Unions Endorse Lamont, Wooden’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 7, 2018 3:19 pm | Comments (24)
A statewide professional association is calling into question a claim that New Haven schools will have enough school counselors after the latest wave of layoffs.
Continue reading ‘School Counselor Cuts Questioned’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 31, 2018 12:11 pm | Comments (7)
A Superior Court judge refused to suspend the Freedom of Information Act in part of New Haven — despite the efforts of a lawyer representing cops who were passed over for promotions.
Continue reading ‘Judge: I Won’t Crush Open Records Law’
by Staff | Jul 31, 2018 12:10 pm | Comments (1)
The Amalgamated Transit Union, including CT Transit workers from New Haven, has endorsed Susan Bysiewicz, the party-endorsed candidate for lieutenant governor in an Aug. 14 primary. Bysiewicz submitted the following piece about it.
Continue reading ‘Bus Bunch Backs Bysiewicz’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 27, 2018 4:59 pm | Comments (25)
Cutting four firefighter positions and merging medical and fire response units could save New Haven over $1.7 million each year.
In the view of the fire union, it could also mean fewer firefighters available to respond to the next serious blaze.
Continue reading ‘Fixing The Budget: Fire Choices’