by Paul Bass | Dec 8, 2017 8:04 am | Comments (21)
(Updated) Keron Bryce has been New Haven’s “cop of the week” three times in just five years on the force — and like some other young black and Latina officers may already be joining an exodus to suburban police forces.
Continue reading ‘Hamden Lures City’s Cops Of Color’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 28, 2017 8:05 am | Comments (19)
Student leaders called off a mass walkout — for now —while vowing to organize a mass protest if Board of Education members don’t start listening to the voices of young people incensed over the choice of a new schools superintendent.
Continue reading ‘Walkout Called Off — For Now’
by Paul Bass | Nov 21, 2017 7:48 am | Comments (2)
Enlist businesses in the quest to create more jobs for New Haveners. Up the city’s game in cleaning up neighborhoods. Get more students up to grade level.
Continue reading ‘Harp Vows To Boost Scores, Rebuild Dixwell In Term 3’
by Paul Bass | Nov 7, 2017 1:19 pm | Comments (2)
Mayor Toni Harp is suspicious of the phrase “hold harmless.”
Continue reading ‘A $10M Hole?’
by Paul Bass | Oct 31, 2017 6:42 am | Comments (8)
Some of Mayor Toni Harp’s latest takes, offered Monday on her weekly WNHH radio show:
• The APT Foundation should hire security guards to keep not just the people on their property of their methadone clinic, but clients waiting across the street, from committing crimes.
• New Haven should look at creating more single-room occupancy apartments to house the most difficult homeless population to help right now: single adults.
• It might look like New Haven’s getting roughly the same amount of aid as last year in the new budget passed by state legislators. But legislators legislators are pulling a fast one with sneaky math to make it look that way — by suddenly adding bonding reimbursements for road repairs previously calculated separately. The city could in fact be losing $3 million or more.
Continue reading ‘Harp: Step Up, APT; Build More SROs’
by Paul Bass | Oct 23, 2017 2:35 pm | Comments (9)
In a test of whether labor relations might change at City Hall, Mayor Toni Harp and the newly elected president of city government’s management and professional union promised Monday to take a fresh look at a dispute on which both sides have deadlocked for years.
Continue reading ‘Press Re-Set?’
by Paul Bass | Oct 18, 2017 6:37 am | Comments (25)
Mayor Toni Harp remains to be convinced whether any of the six out-of-town finalists to become New Haven’s next schools superintendent has the right stuff for the job.
Continue reading ‘Supe Finalists Don’t “Blow Away” Harp’
by Paul Bass | Oct 3, 2017 11:27 am | Comments (8)
They joined forces on a casino and on a youth summer hoops tournament. They’re joining forces on wooing Amazon. Even their hometown daily newspapers and community colleges have joined forces.
The mayors of New Haven and Bridgeport — until now two parallel urban universes 21 miles apart — have decided it makes sense to do business together in order for both of Connecticut’s two largest cities to grow. And they’re making it a habit.
Continue reading ‘Harp, Ganim Team Up’
by Paul Bass | Sep 25, 2017 3:45 pm | Comments (2)
It looks like the 51-year-old star youth worker who was shot Saturday will pull through — to the relief of not just her family and friends but also city leaders who have come to count on her to stem street violence.
Continue reading ‘Youth Worker On Mend After Shooting’
by Paul Bass | Sep 20, 2017 7:00 am | Comments (1)
Hurricane Jose didn’t end up hammering New Haven. But the city was ready with new 4,000-pound “bulk bags” just in case.
Continue reading ‘City Readies New Tools For Superstorms’