by Paul Bass | Aug 24, 2016 4:32 pm | Comments (16)
(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.
Continue reading ‘Yale Threat Pays Off’
by Paul Bass | Aug 22, 2016 3:04 pm | Comments (12)
Mayor Toni Harp Monday blasted firefighter union leadership as “irresponsible” for “stoking fears” about plans to switch from a second fire truck to an ambulance at the Ellsworth Avenue firehouse.
Continue reading ‘Harp Blasts “Fear-Mongering” Fire Union’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 22, 2016 1:44 pm | Comments (11)
The deadly mauling of a 53-year-old New Haven woman has changed the way the city’s 911 center prioritizes the calls it receives about dog bites and attacks. It also might put new rules on the city books that would require more responsible dog ownership.
Continue reading ‘Dog-Mauling Death Prompts New Protocol’
by Allan Appel | Aug 18, 2016 3:10 pm | Comments (1)
A 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.
Continue reading ‘City Gets Litter-ally Cleaner’
by Paul Bass | Aug 5, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (1)
Police are looking into a report of a terminated city employee possibly accessing other people’s private personal information from a government computer she took home.
Continue reading ‘Possible Data Breach Probed’
by Paul Bass | Aug 2, 2016 12:58 pm | Comments (17)
A developer won a 20-year tax break worth over $10 million—with a proviso that keeps track of whether low-income renters benefit.
Continue reading ‘Monterey Tax Break Sails To Approval’
by Paul Bass | Aug 1, 2016 10:31 pm | Comments (9)
A developer who had vowed to storm out of New Haven for good will now instead begin spending “tens of millions” of dollars bringing new life to 11.6 fallow acres in the Hill neighborhood, thanks to a vote Monday night by the Board of Alders.
Continue reading ‘Revived Hill Renewal Deal OK’d’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 1, 2016 8:12 am | Comments (4)
Leamond Suggs has been vending oils and natural soaps downtown for 15 years under a distinctive red awning. Because of a city regulation, he makes sure to keep his stand on wheels.
Continue reading ‘Vending Rules Overhaul Advances’
by Paul Bass | Jul 28, 2016 12:31 am | Comments (20)
It seemed as though Yale’s plan to build a new biology lab broke through a legislative logjam at City Hall Wednesday night.
Aftewards, Yale’s top official present lined up a phone date with the city’s top legislator — just to make sure.
Continue reading ‘Bio Lab Plan Un-Jammed’
by Qi Xu | Jul 25, 2016 12:10 pm
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for New Haven — in July of all times.
And some schoolkids had to figure out how to keep New Haven safe.
Continue reading ‘Snow in July?’