by Paul Bass | Apr 16, 2018 4:42 pm | Comments (15)
The owners of two Chinese agricultural-products companes plan to visit New Haven this summer, the first potential fruits of a trip local officials took last week.
Twenty-two New Haveners made the trip to China in a delegation led by Mayor Toni Harp.
Continue reading ‘China Trip Taps Transit, R&D Prospects’
by Paul Bass | Apr 10, 2018 7:47 am | Comments (4)
New Haven’s mayor was in China Monday pitching potential new local investors and sealing the deal for a new sister city.
New Haven’s mayor also welcomed the governor to Wilbur Cross High School Monday.
Continue reading ‘Mayor Morrison’s On Call’
by Paul Bass | Apr 5, 2018 12:38 pm | Comments (19)
The quest to bring urban schools up to par is more about money and curriculum than about whether black kids sit next to white kids in class.
So argued Mayor Toni Harp, weighing in on a debate over how best to move urban education forward 64 years after the U.S. Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education declared racially segregated public school unconstitutional and 22 years after the Connecticut Supreme Court in Sheff v. O’Neill ordered the desegregation of public school.
Continue reading ‘Dollars & Direction vs. Desegregation’
by Paul Bass | Apr 3, 2018 8:06 am | Comments (4)
As some Democrats back home called on embattled U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to resign in the wake of revelations of her mishandling a staff sexual harassment episode, two prominent Democrats interviewed in New Haven held their fire.
Continue reading ‘“Not My Decision”’
by Paul Bass | Mar 27, 2018 12:13 pm | Comments (8)
Bag the Escape? Put high school kids on the city bus?
Not so simple, in the view of Mayor Toni Harp.
Continue reading ‘Harp: We Want Kids On The Bus’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 19, 2018 4:39 pm | Comments (59)
Hartford — New Haven officials urged lawmakers here to pass a bill that will allow a 1,000-foot extension of Tweed-New Haven Airport’s runway — and, the officials claimed, help the region and the state compete for high-tech jobs.
Continue reading ‘Tweed Backers Push For Runway Expansion’
by Paul Bass | Mar 19, 2018 7:53 am | Comments (12)
New Haven is on the hunt for new employers — in China.
Continue reading ‘Harp To Pitch Businesses On China Trip’
by Paul Bass | Mar 6, 2018 8:53 am | Comments (25)
Whether or not other mayors join her, Mayor Toni Harp has instructed her legal staff to prepare a lawsuit against the state for failing to reimburse New Haven fully for revenue lost on tax-exempt properties.
Continue reading ‘Harp Explores Suing State Over PILOT’
by Paul Bass | Feb 27, 2018 4:18 pm | Comments (22)
The mayor’s choice to fill a Board of Education seat sailed through a confirmation hearing, while an advocacy group’s call for a debate on who should serve in the future went unheeded.
Continue reading ‘Appointees Hailed; Only PhDs Need Apply?’
by Paul Bass | Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am | Comments (3)
As Community Action Agency (CAA) reopened its doors partway, Mayor Toni Harp called on the state to forgive a decades-old debate to help the anti-poverty group stay in business longer term.
Continue reading ‘CAA Partially Reopens; Harp Calls On State To Forgive Old Debt’