by Paul Bass | Jun 27, 2016 4:27 pm | Comments (4)
After repeated attacks from the city’s fire union president, interim Fire Chief Ralph Black has taken his name out of the running for the permanent position.
Black has served as interim chief since January, when Allyn Wright stepped down. He was one of three finalists to become the permanent chief.
Continue reading ‘Black Out’
by Paul Bass | Jun 24, 2016 7:18 am | Comments (14)
The employees of New Haven government’s small business development office learned they have a new temporary boss, while their old boss negotiates an exit deal.
Continue reading ‘James On Leave; Exit Deal Being Finalized’
by David Yaffe-Bellany & Paul Bass | Jun 23, 2016 7:37 am | Comments (59)
Protesting that New Haven’s political leadership had “betrayed” him, a developer looking to build hundreds of new apartments and offices in New Haven stormed out of City Hall Wednesday night — and, he said, out of doing business in the city, period.
Continue reading ‘Builder: I’m Outta Here’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 22, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (11)
Newhallville neighbors are figuring out how to fight crime without fighting each other, and they have a new top cop to help.
Continue reading ‘Newhallville Feels The “Byrne”’
by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2016 3:07 pm | Comments (10)
New Haven’s school board is spending a lot of time arguing and fighting, without doing much to help kids learn.
So observed Mayor Toni Harp on Monday, as she and others sought a way through the debilitating rancor at the Board of Education.
Continue reading ‘Candidate Bows Out Amid Infighting’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 18, 2016 9:57 pm | Comments (1)
Members of the Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus gathered at the Amistad Memorial to remember those for whom the good news of freedom came two and a half years late.
Continue reading ‘Freedom Hailed For Juneteenth’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 17, 2016 7:05 am | Comments (6)
A parking dispute that has held up construction and job creation in town inched closer to resolution, but only amid new procedural contention between Yale and a union-backed alder.
Continue reading ‘Yale Parking Plan Advances, WIth Bickering Attached’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jun 10, 2016 7:59 am | Comments (5)
New Haven lawmakers voted to allow driving schools to open downtown — as long as the students aren’t allowed to drive.
Tyronda James said she is ready to roll.
Continue reading ‘“Driving” School Gets Green Light’
by Paul Bass | Jun 7, 2016 1:25 am | Comments (25)
The Board of Alders passed a $523.3 million city budget — and immediately started working toward closing a potential $2 million hole in it.
The approval came during a four-hour meeting at City Hall. It capped months of deliberations over the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
Continue reading ‘Budget Passes; NHPD Brass Slapped’
by Paul Bass | Jun 6, 2016 1:55 pm | Comments (14)
A day after organizing a second annual city food truck festival, city small-business chief Jackie James found herself in a conference room answering charges that could cost her her job.
Continue reading ‘Jackie James Faces Possible Dismissal’