Dateline New Haven
by Paul Bass | Apr 28, 2017 6:19 pm
Yale graduate student teachers have a right to a union, but their most recent protest fast might not be the best method to obtain one, in the view of a candidate seeking to represent the campus on New Haven’s Board of Alders.
Continue reading ‘Alder Candidate Questions Labor Fast’
by Paul Bass | Apr 24, 2017 4:01 pm | Comments (8)
A plan to create a new version of New Haven’s Civilian Review Board should get a chance to work, but the existing Board of Police Commissioners should also look at making more use of its powers, in the view of the mayor.
Continue reading ‘Harp Backs CRB Bill, Strengthened Cop Commission’
by Staff | Apr 21, 2017 8:20 am
• Friday Pundits!
• Cosmic Homies.
• Cuba Underground.
• The Sip.
by Paul Bass | Apr 20, 2017 4:49 pm | Comments (11)
Dan Drew knows what it’s like when reporters stick their noses into your campaign fundraising records — because he was one of those reporters once himself.
Continue reading ‘Candidate Calls For CT Single-Payer System’
by Paul Bass | Apr 6, 2017 5:44 pm | Comments (1)
Instead of seeking to wrench “teeth” into a proposed civilian review board, advocates of police accountability should focus on strengthening the existing Board of Police Commissioners and prepare to handle footage from police body cameras, in the view of a former top New Haven cop.
Continue reading ‘Velleca: The CRB Question Is Moot’
by Staff | Apr 6, 2017 12:29 pm | Comments (1)
Jerry Alexander is starting work before dawn Friday and Saturday — and can’t wait.
Continue reading ‘The Dentist Is In’
by Paul Bass | Apr 4, 2017 7:36 am | Comments (1)
Mayor Toni Harp said Monday that Chief Administrative Officer Mike Carter will face unspecified “ramifications” for losing his temper with a union official but she will not heed the union’s call to fire him.
Continue reading ‘Harp: “Ramifications,” Not Firing, For CAO’
by Staff | Mar 30, 2017 10:18 pm
Did you hear the one about the Borscht Belt comedian who spent a weekend in ... Moodus?
Continue reading ‘Ba-Dum-Bump’
by Paul Bass | Mar 27, 2017 2:32 pm | Comments (8)
Come mid-April, Mayor Toni Harp vowed Monday, she will have named a new police chief.
Continue reading ‘Harp Sets Police Chief Deadline’
by Paul Bass | Mar 24, 2017 11:58 am | Comments (11)
Amid some cries that a city cop should have lost his job for sexually harassing a high school senior, John Velleca praised New Haven’s interim police chief for striking the right balance of discipline.
Continue reading ‘Velleca: “Smoothie” Cop Got Just Punishment’