by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 15, 2017 8:14 am | Comments (11)
A new report estimates that it could cost about $185,000 to finish work on the overdue teen Escape Center and that the city might have some grounds to renegotiate its lease and find new uses for space that will soon be vacated by a senior center.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 14, 2017 7:44 am | Comments (5)
Mayor Toni Harp sent a message to state lawmakers struggling to pass a new budget: If they bail out near-bankrupt Hartford, they shouldn’t endanger New Haven’s finances in the process and punish the city for having been more fiscally responsible.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 6, 2017 12:56 pm | Comments (13)
The Board of Alders gave final passage to a new city budget that shaves another $2.4 million off Mayor Toni Harp’s original proposal — and acknowledged that what happens in Hartford might force more cuts mid-year.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 18, 2017 7:50 am | Comments (15)
Mayor Toni Harp’s proposed new city budget shrank by more than $13.2 million Wednesday night, and may shrink more by the time it gets final approval.
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by Paul Bass | May 16, 2017 12:39 pm | Comments (6)
In the wake of a last-minute $1.9 million cut in state aid, Mayor Toni Harp Monday announced a “hard freeze” on city spending through the last six weeks of the fiscal year.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 15, 2017 3:20 pm | Comments (6)
Before Westville and West Hills neighbors decided on how to spend an annual allotment of $10,000 from the city, they asked themselves a bigger question: Should they even accept the money?
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by Thomas Breen | May 9, 2017 7:43 am | Comments (6)
Weeks before the city has to finalize and approve a new fiscal year budget, a handful of government watchdogs expressed their deep concerns that the proposed budget relies too much on expected aid from a state on the brink of financial disaster.
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by Paul Bass | May 9, 2017 7:38 am | Comments (4)
The state’s latest budget crisis has New Haven Mayor Toni Harp preparing for a local hit — but she’s determined not to tip the city’s hand.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 24, 2017 12:29 pm | Comments (4)
A plan to remove Engine 9 from the Ellsworth Avenue firehouse is dead, but the new fire chief has other plans to beef up the department’s response to medical calls, restructure its organization, and save the city money.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 21, 2017 12:08 pm | Comments (16)
Top city cop Anthony Campbell came to City Hall bearing an apology as well as some good news about the police department’s budget.
Continue reading ‘Chief: Sorry. And We Saved Money’