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Library Emerges As Budget Winner

by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jun 3, 2015 12:04 pm | Comments (1)

Stephanie Addenbrooke Photo Twitter 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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Final Budget Passed; Strong School Plan Killed

by Markeshia Ricks | May 27, 2015 8:11 am | Comments (15)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.

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$10M Question Looms In Strong Showdown

by Paul Bass | May 22, 2015 3:01 pm | Comments (33)

Paul Bass Photo 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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$508M Budget Passes; Future Ed Scrutiny Vowed

by Thomas MacMillan | May 28, 2014 7:59 am | Comments (39)

Thomas MacMillan Photo 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.

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Stratton: Here’s The Uncensored Budget Story

by Michael Stratton | May 22, 2014 3:27 pm | Comments (63)

Thomas MacMillan Photo 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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Pay Half Your Car Taxes, Twice

by Thomas MacMillan | May 15, 2014 12:18 pm | Comments (9)

Thomas MacMillan Photo 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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Tax Hike Cut In Half

by Thomas MacMillan | May 15, 2014 12:16 pm | Comments (19)

Thomas MacMillan Photo 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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Budget Battle Sparks Long-Term Ed Questions

by Thomas MacMillan | May 12, 2014 8:12 am | Comments (18)

Thomas MacMillan Photo (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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City Pays Morgan Stanley To Steer Itself Business

by Melissa Bailey | May 2, 2014 3:02 pm | Comments (17)

Melissa Bailey Photo Morgan Stanley had a great idea for how New Haven could save money—by doing business with Morgan Stanley.

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Thank Goodness It Wasn’t Wednesday

by Thomas MacMillan | May 2, 2014 8:28 am | Comments (16)

Thomas MacMillan Photo

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.

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