by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jun 26, 2015 4:50 pm | Comments (6)
Clyde Thompson had a new visitor to his barber’s shop on Dixwell Ave Friday afternoon: U.S. Senator Chris Murphy. While he could not convince the senator to stay to get his hair trimmed, together they launched plans to improve access for small businesses in the city.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 25, 2015 7:52 am | Comments (12)
As one of the few women in the U.S. leading a public works department—she ran New Haven’s in the 1990s, then ascended to bigger cities’ departments—Vanessa Burns doesn’t have the time or temperament to sugarcoat words.
“We need to get people do their damn jobs,” she said.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 18, 2015 5:14 pm | Comments (14)
Bike and pedestrian-friendly trails that connect to each other and to public transit. Sea walls, flood plains and roads that are prepared for climate change-sparked super storms. More space for people to grow food; less space for big-box stores and parking.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 12, 2015 7:50 am | Comments (33)
A thousand demonstrators sent Yale a message: 500 jobs in two years is not enough.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 4, 2015 4:37 pm | Comments (6)
The key to getting more people from New Haven into local jobs: increasing the number of adults proficient in math and literacy.
by Paul Bass | Jun 4, 2015 2:51 pm | Comments (10)
New Haven City Hall — where all the bosses are above average. In every way. At least according to the other bosses who rate them.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 2, 2015 8:58 am | Comments (14)
The New Haven Board of Alders Monday night unanimously approved adding Stratford to the regional water authority, though a legal fight could be brewing with residents of that town.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 1, 2015 1:40 pm | Comments (3)
Mayor Toni Harp predicted that the city’s new outdoor smoking ban will benefit—not disproportionately penalize—black and Latino communities, in part by helping them bring down higher rates of heart disease.
by Staff | May 29, 2015 7:35 pm | Comments (22)
Firefighter Aaron Brantley will report for duty at 9 a.m. Monday.
by Paul Bass | May 29, 2015 2:05 pm | Comments (6)
City Clerk Michael Smart has a woman he wants to hire permanently in his office. But civil service rules—and now the police—have gotten in the way.