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 Markeshia Ricks | Apr 5, 2017 7:57 am
New Haven might have to pay more than $1 to gain control of 15 neglected state-owned lots around town. But it’s closer to obtaining them.
Continue reading ‘15 Of 16 Properties Still On The Table’
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 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 Markeshia Ricks | Mar 21, 2017 7:57 am | Comments (14)
Hartford — The state has a backward vision for the train station, so it needs to hand it over to New Haven to run it right.
The city can barely shovel out the station after 10 inches of snow or protect workers from falling ice, let alone develop it for the future.
State and city officials, along with a chorus of community activists, offered those starkly competing visions Monday at a state legislative hearing room here and in press interviews, as a dispute over the future of Union Station burst into public view.
Continue reading ‘Train Station Clash Erupts At Capitol’
by Paul Bass | Mar 16, 2017 7:45 am | Comments (4)
A proposal to tax the real estate of not-for-profit hospitals like Yale-New Haven might be getting new life at the state Capitol.
Continue reading ‘With Guarantee, Harp Open To Hospital Tax’
by Paul Bass | Mar 10, 2017 1:12 pm | Comments (13)
Connecticut wants New Haven to run Union Station for three to five more years — then maybe have someone else run it. The Harp administration argues that it has earned the right to run the place indefinitely.
Continue reading ‘City, State Wrangle Over Train Station’
by Paul Bass | Feb 27, 2017 3:37 pm | Comments (12)
New Haven government will spend more money this coming fiscal year, but will keep taxes the same as last year — at least in the proposed budget Mayor Toni Harp plans to unveil Tuesday afternoon.
Continue reading ‘Harp: No Tax Hike’
by Paul Bass | Feb 13, 2017 5:00 pm | Comments (12)
New Haven may win the right to tax Yale-New Haven Hospital’s real estate, but Mayor Toni Harp isn’t so sure New Haven should take up the offer.
Continue reading ‘Harp Not Anxious To Tax Hospital’
by Paul Bass | Feb 7, 2017 9:36 am | Comments (25)
State police are investigating how one of their dogs ended up attacking three cops at a New Haven political protest Saturday.
City police are investigating how the state police remained in control of a protest on city streets — and how a non-violent protest ended up in tear gas, arrests, and charges of a “police riot.”
Meanwhile, Buddhist barista Nate Blair was back serving coffee to cops and other regular customers Monday, recovering from a concussion after officers wrestled him to the ground at the protest two days earlier.
Continue reading ‘“Police Riot” Sparks “Multiple” Reviews’