by Diana Li | Jan 20, 2014 2:49 pm | Comments (17)
More than half of New Haven’s white voters considered public-financing important in the recent mayoral election. More than half of black and Latino voters didn’t.
by Paul Bass | Nov 22, 2013 8:05 am | Comments (5)
When state investigators look into the latest charges of absentee ballot abuse in New Haven, they might want to knock on Idella Streater’s door—and then visit her next-door neighbor, “Miss Brenda.”
by Paul Bass | Nov 15, 2013 3:12 pm | Comments (16)
A last-minute limo ride to the polls on Election Day has potentially landed a West Hills drug- and alcohol-treatment center in trouble with two state agencies.
by Claire Simonich | Nov 8, 2013 2:29 pm | Comments (17)
Claire Simonich (pictured), a first-year law student at Yale, sent in this essay about voting on Tuesday for the first time in New Haven.
by Thomas MacMillan | Nov 7, 2013 1:14 pm | Comments (62)
At first glance, the final results of Tuesday’s mayoral election looked strikingly similar to those of the 2011 mayoral election: A tight race with a 45/55 citywide vote split. A deeper look at the numbers reveals that New Haven neighborhoods were far more polarized this time.
by Paul Bass | Nov 6, 2013 4:50 pm | Comments (23)
Just when you thought the campaign season had ended, jockeying has begun for an expected upcoming special election—for state Senate.
by Melissa Bailey | Nov 6, 2013 11:41 am | Comments (4)
Yul Watley headed downtown in a limo full of 12 women. They weren’t going to party. They were going to vote.
by Melissa Bailey | Nov 6, 2013 9:05 am | Comments (13)
“Auntie Doris” remembers when her mother was barred from even voting. Tuesday she led young students on a civics lesson at the polls to watch her not only cast her ballot—but do so for the city’s first black female mayor.
by Cora Lewis | Nov 5, 2013 11:29 pm | Comments (3)
When the numbers were read, 465-249, a supporter hoisted alderman-elect Aaron Greenberg over his shoulders, fireman-style. A whooping cheer went up from the dozens of supporters who gathered in the gym of the Conte/West Hills school to hear the results of the Ward 8 aldermanic election, in which Greenberg trumped independent Andy Ross.
by Paul Bass, Melissa Bailey & Allan Appel | Nov 5, 2013 8:39 pm | Comments (36)
For the first time in New Haven’s 375-year history, “Hizzoner” is about to become “Her Honor.”
That’s because voters Tuesday elected Toni Harp as their next mayor—the first woman ever to win the job.