by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jun 3, 2015 11:04 am | Comments (1)
When lawmakers voted on New Haven’s new city budget, someone had reason to cheer: City Librarian Martha Brogan, whose team’s lobbying efforts—a mixture of social media and old-fashioned bring-out-supporters-in-person—led to the creation of four new full-time positions.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 27, 2015 7:11 am | Comments (15)
For the first time in decades, New Haven’s legislative body voted to kill a new school, a plan to build a $45 million home for the Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet and Lab.
Continue reading ‘Final Budget Passed; Strong School Plan Killed’
by Paul Bass | May 22, 2015 2:01 pm | Comments (33)
As officials scurried behind closed doors to revive a plan to build a new $45 million home for Strong School, Susan Bonanno ventured into the current property’s “playground.”
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by Thomas MacMillan | May 28, 2014 6:59 am | Comments (39)
A roller-coaster budget season came to an end amid a last-minute flurry of failed amendment proposals, and some hints of a new beginning.
Continue reading ‘$508M Budget Passes; Future Ed Scrutiny Vowed’
by Michael Stratton | May 22, 2014 2:27 pm | Comments (63)
Freshman Newhalllville/Prospect Hill Alder Michael Stratton (pictured) submitted this opinion piece to offer what he calls the under-reported and neglected true story about his budget fight this session.
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by Thomas MacMillan | May 15, 2014 11:18 am | Comments (9)
Under a new budget amendment from Dixwell Alder Jeanette Morrison, New Haveners wouldn’t have to pay all their annual car tax at once. They could split it into two payments.
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by Thomas MacMillan | May 15, 2014 11:16 am | Comments (19)
By eliminating some proposed new mayoral staff, factoring in new Yale building permits, and flat-funding the Board of Ed, alders managed to cut the mayor’s proposed tax increase by more than half.
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by Thomas MacMillan | May 12, 2014 7:12 am | Comments (18)
(News analysis) As a contentious budget season comes to a head, some fundamental questions have surfaced: Has the city been paying millions more than it’s required to for education? Could—and should—that money go toward reducing taxes or paying for other city services?
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by Melissa Bailey | May 2, 2014 2:02 pm | Comments (17)
Morgan Stanley had a great idea for how New Haven could save money—by doing business with Morgan Stanley.
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by Thomas MacMillan | May 2, 2014 7:28 am | Comments (16)
When a 6-year-old at Wexler-Grant School started having a bronchial spasm, school nurse Gloria Rosati-Culver was there to save her life — because it was a Thursday.
Continue reading ‘Thank Goodness It Wasn’t Wednesday’