by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 14, 2017 7:53 am | Comments (13)
East Rockers who live near State Street saw their property values shoot up. Those nearer to Whitney Avenue didn’t.
That’s because the impact of the city’s latest revaluation come down to location, location, location —- and often how close you live to new luxury apartments.
Continue reading ‘Luxury Apts. Raise Values, Blood Pressure’
by Staff | Feb 4, 2017 11:23 pm | Comments (10)
New Haven’s building boom catapulted the city’s grand list — its total amount of assessed taxable property — to $6,915,801,814 this past year.
Continue reading ‘Grand List Grows 8.4%’
by Paul Bass | Feb 1, 2017 4:09 pm | Comments (28)
New Haven will need to find a way to pay starting cops more if it wants to stop the suburbs from stealing them, Mayor Toni Harp said Monday.
Continue reading ‘Harp Calls For Rookie Raises’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 2, 2016 1:08 pm | Comments (19)
Alders praised the hiring of New Haven’s new fire chief — but not the $2,000 monthly housing allowance that came with it.
Continue reading ‘Chief’s Contract Comes Under Fire’
by Paul Bass | Aug 25, 2016 7:26 am | Comments (70)
City officials scrambled this week to prevent another Yale-union spat from blowing an unexpected $5.6 million hole in the just-ended fiscal year budget.
In the end, Yale leveraged a threat to win assurances it can proceed with a plan to build a new biology lab.
Continue reading ‘Yale Threat Pays Off’
by Paul Bass | Jul 1, 2016 6:30 am | Comments (2)
A rush of last-minute customers got the city to its goal for permit fees for the fiscal year ending Thursday — as new political events put projections for the new year into doubt.
Continue reading ‘Fiscal Year Starts With Millions At Risk’
by Paul Bass | Jun 7, 2016 12:25 am | Comments (25)
The Board of Alders passed a $523.3 million city budget — and immediately started working toward closing a potential $2 million hole in it.
The approval came during a four-hour meeting at City Hall. It capped months of deliberations over the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
Continue reading ‘Budget Passes; NHPD Brass Slapped’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 24, 2016 6:43 am | Comments (8)
A new $45 million K-4 “lab” school that alders were dead set against rebuilding last year got a renewed lease on life after key alders had a change of heart.
Continue reading ‘New SCSU-Strong School Resurrected’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 24, 2016 6:39 am | Comments (6)
Alders put crossing guards and librarians back into the new city budget while taking out money from the schools in order to shore up finances, at a Finance Committee meeting Monday night.
Continue reading ‘Library, Crossing Guard Jobs Added Back Into Budget’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 19, 2016 6:38 am | Comments (5)
Starting July 1 people arrested in New Haven will not be held in the prisoner lock-up next to the police station at 1 Union Ave. They will probably head to a new holding center at the jail on Whalley Avenue.
That’s because the lock-up at police HQ is slated to close.
Continue reading ‘1 Union Ave. Lock-Up Set To Close’