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Local 34 Endorses 6 For Alder

by Paul Bass | Aug 31, 2015 9:40 am | Comments (14)

Aliyya Swaby Photo One of the city’s most influential political campaign-backers has endorsed six candidates for alder—bypassing two of its own in the process.

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Fired Nursing Assistant Demands Labor Rights

by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 27, 2015 11:49 am | Comments (2)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Dina Lara delivered 9,000 petitions to the police officers blocking the entrance of her former place of employment—after leading a protest demanding better treatment for workers.

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Nail Salons Slapped For Exploiting Workers

by Staff | Aug 17, 2015 3:20 pm | Comments (3)

The exploitation of immigrant nail-salon workers that came to national attention in New York is also taking place here, the state’s Department of Labor has found.

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Female “Refuse Laborer” Breaks All-Male Ranks

by Allan Appel | Aug 12, 2015 7:47 am | Comments (2)

Allan Appel Photo “Some women go to the gym. I go to work.”

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A Test? A Retest? A Parallel Test?

by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 11, 2015 5:32 pm | Comments (14)

Paul Bass PhotoThe city administered civil service exams for two administrative assistant positions—but didn’t tell some of the applicants. Now it’s anybody’s guess when those positions will be filled.

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Critic Removed From Job-Training Board

by Paul Bass | Aug 7, 2015 6:14 pm | Comments (8)

Paul Bass Photo John Cirello raised a fuss about how the Regional Workforce Alliance accounts for spending government money to train people for jobs. Then he learned he was no longer a member of the Alliance’s board of directors.

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Harp Fires Fair-Hiring Chief For “Corruption”

by Paul Bass | Aug 6, 2015 5:04 pm | Comments (37)

Paul Bass Photos Accusing her of “intimidation, attempted bribery and corruption,” Mayor Toni Harp Thursday fired Nichole Jefferson from her post as executive director of the Commission on Equal Opportunities.

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Thomas Re-Emerges

by Finnegan Schick | Jul 31, 2015 2:02 pm | Comments (1)

Finnegan Schick Photo For Timothy Thomas, “there’s no right way to do the wrong thing.”

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Health Care Jobs Are Growing In Fair Haven

by Allan Appel | Jul 29, 2015 4:03 pm

Mary Wade Home Photo Kearra Freeman is currently serving in the U.S. Army reserves but is contemplating a career shift to become an occupational therapist.

How to go about that?

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Firefighter’s Discipline Complaint Settled

by Paul Bass | Jul 21, 2015 8:32 am | Comments (2)

Melissa Bailey Photo Fire Capt. Frank Ricci won’t be disciplined for sharing photographs of a firefighter’s injuries with the Independent.

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Graffiti
Sep 4, 2015 7:05 am
Address: English Drive New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 3

Spray-painted in black all along the top of the retaining wall beside the telescopes. Just...

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Need to Slow Traffic on Central Ave
Sep 4, 2015 3:02 am
Address: Central Ave New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 11

Traffic speeds on Central Ave in westville are insanely fast with numerous parked cars...

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