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Yale Threat Pays Off

by Paul Bass | Aug 24, 2016 4:32 pm | Comments (16)

Paul Bass Photo(Updated) 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.

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City Gets Litter-ally Cleaner

by Allan Appel | Aug 18, 2016 3:10 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoA campaign to clean up New Haven produced the following results:

• Compliments from potential developers about how neat New Haven looks.

• About 426,000 pounds of garbage picked up in the 27 square blocks of downtown over the past six months.

• A new slogan, “Pick It Up,” festooned on posters, in schools, and soon on the sides of the city’s street sweepers.

Committers of low-level crimes performing 1100 hours of community service specifically picking up trash and removing graffiti instead of going to jail.

* Sherwin Williams paint stores providing qualifying city residents free graffiti removal kits to do the job themselves.

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