by Christopher Peak | Sep 1, 2017 12:20 pm | Comments (33)
New Haven’s police chief isn’t interested in the new military gear the Trump administration wants to send to cities, but he does agree with the administration’s stand against legalizing marijuana.
Continue reading ‘Campbell: No To Tanks, Pot’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 29, 2017 7:49 am | Comments (20)
When you walk past the corner of Dixwell Avenue and Foote Street, a sign will remind you that a new Q House is on the way.
Continue reading ‘New Q House Plans Unveiled’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 25, 2017 12:54 pm | Comments (8)
The New Haven Police Department is closer to being at full staff than it has been in years and gets national recognition for its efforts at community policing.
But it also does not perform regular mental health evaluations after an officer gets on the job, doesn’t use performance evaluations in its decision-making for promotions, and doesn’t really know if its implicit bias training has any impact.
Continue reading ‘Top Cops Open Dialogue With Critics’
by Paul Bass | Aug 21, 2017 2:36 pm | Comments (51)
Marcus Paca promised that if he becomes mayor, he will fight gentrification, while Mayor Toni Harp argued that the burst of market-rate housing in town doesn’t constitute gentrification.
Harp promised to continue New Haven’s “sanctuary city” policies even if President Trump withholds federal grants, while Paca promised to take a closer look at the issue first to avoid losing needed dollars.
Continue reading ‘Candidates Clash On Housing, Immigration’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 20, 2017 1:50 pm | Comments (5)
Could the next tennis phenom be growing up in Newhallville or Dixwell? Maybe, if the neighborhoods had tennis courts.
Continue reading ‘No Courts, No Next Serena Williams?’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 9, 2017 8:19 am | Comments (4)
The Q House is still on track for construction to begin next spring despite some fits and starts, including a detour through Probate Court and a subterranean discovery.
Continue reading ‘Q House, Delayed, Set For Spring Groundbreaking’
by Jon Greenberg | Aug 1, 2017 8:08 am | Comments (9)
A leading U.S. Congressman from South Carolina took a break from the craziness in Washington to endorse a New Haven mayoral candidate — and described bipartisan concern about the president’s mental health.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 31, 2017 12:11 pm | Comments (2)
The Stetson branch of the New Haven Free Public Library celebrated a century of providing a haven for learning and community to the Dixwell and Newhallville neighborhoods with fanfare befitting the beloved fixture.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 29, 2017 10:52 pm | Comments (9)
One hundred years ago, thousands of marchers took to Fifth Avenue in New York City to protest mob justice and the ongoing lynching of black people throughout the country. On Saturday, the Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP took to the streets of New Haven to mark the occasion—and to demonstrate why the march must continue.
Continue reading ‘NAACP Commemorates 1917 Silent Protest’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 28, 2017 1:36 pm | Comments (46)
Hundreds of new neighbors and construction jobs, along with $2,500-plus monthly rents, could be coming to a rapidly changing part of the city where the Newhallville and Dixwell communities meet.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Press Builder On Jobs, Rents’