by Paul Bass | Feb 3, 2016 4:00 pm | Comments (17)
In the wake of a study showing income inequality growing faster in New Haven than in any other U.S. city, Mayor Toni Harp Monday called for government to help lift the wages of workers on the lower rungs — specifically, school paraprofessionals.
Continue reading ‘Mayor Seeks 39+% Raises For Paras’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 3, 2016 12:04 pm | Comments (2)
The Board of Alders opted for continuity over shaking up the status quo in setting committee assignments for the term that began Jan. 1.
Continue reading ‘Alders Pick Committee Chairs’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 2, 2016 7:36 am | Comments (4)
Amid brewing power struggles with the city’s legislative body, Mayor Toni Harp used her annual “State of the City” address to remind alders of all that they have accomplished by working together.
Continue reading ‘Amid Rancor, Harp Stresses Conciliation’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 29, 2016 7:20 am | Comments (5)
Yale Alder Sarah Eidelson will serve another two-year term as the Board of Alders “third officer” — a job created to fill a slot otherwise reserved for Republicans or independents on legislative bodies that have any.
Continue reading ‘Eidelson Chosen To Impersonate A Republican’
by Paul Bass | Jan 26, 2016 6:27 pm
The celebrated United States Navy Band wanted to sleep in New Haven. That wasn’t good enough for Andy Wolf: He wanted them to perform here, too.
Continue reading ‘Strike Up The Band!’
by Paul Bass | Jan 26, 2016 7:37 am
Mayor Toni Harp is happy to see Airbnb expand in New Haven — as long as it follows the same health and safety rules that hotels follow.
Continue reading ‘Harp Welcomes Airbnb’s Growth—If It Follows Rules’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 20, 2016 4:05 pm | Comments (3)
Alders will get a chance to scrutinize Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital’s parking plans before either can make a move on any new building projects.
Continue reading ‘Compromise Parking Plan Passes’
by Paul Bass | Jan 19, 2016 4:16 pm | Comments (3)
Shannel Evans received a hug — and inherited an even bigger legacy — after she was sworn into a new job Tuesday.
Continue reading ‘Democracy’s Torch Passes’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 18, 2016 11:48 am | Comments (5)
Ivelisse Cruz needs to fill out an application, write three essays, provide three reference letters, prepare proof of her community service, and obtain a transcript. She’s not applying for college — she’s asking the state to pardon her for crimes she committed when she was younger and struggling with addiction.
Continue reading ‘Pardon Seekers Guided To A “Fresh Start”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 14, 2016 7:13 am | Comments (4)
A sudden climate change—unseasonably warm weather turned seasonally cold—drove supporters of an updated climate plan for New Haven from rallying on the steps of City Hall to under the steps indoors.
Continue reading ‘Demonstrators Seek City Climate Plan Update’