by Thomas Breen | Aug 17, 2018 12:29 pm | Comments (21)
The synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA is the primary chemical responsible for the 100-plus overdoses that have taken place mostly on the New Haven Green over the past two days among people smoking a bad batch of the synthetic marijuana known as K2.
Continue reading ‘FUBINACA Did It’
by Paul Bass | Aug 17, 2018 7:58 am | Comments (33)
At least some of the K2 smokers who overdosed on the Green the past two days — who now number well into the 80s — received bags of a bad batch of the synethic drug from a dealer possibly looking to hook new customers.
Continue reading ‘Bad K2 Went For Free’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 14, 2018 12:12 pm | Comments (17)
Five weeks into the current fiscal year, the police department’s actual weekly overtime is double what’s in the budget. The fire department’s weekly overtime is one and a half times over budget.
Continue reading ‘Police, Fire Chiefs: Overtime Budgets “Unrealistic”’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 8, 2018 1:07 pm | Comments (11)
Alders voted to limit the number of public advertisements in the city by prohibiting nearly all new off-premises signs, or signs that advertise a business located other than where the sign stands.
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by Thomas Breen | Aug 8, 2018 7:56 am | Comments (12)
Just two weeks after the city was downgraded by two different credit rating agencies in part for using restructured debt to fund normal operating expenses, alders voted to use $10 million in restructured debt to fund shortfalls in the past fiscal year’s normal operating expenses.
Continue reading ‘Old Debt Plugs Old $10M Shortfall’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 7, 2018 1:11 pm | Comments (2)
Alders decided not to dip their toes into one well of international controversy on Monday night when they formally turned down a bid to rename a Middletown Avenue streetcorner after modern Turkey’s founding president.
Continue reading ‘“Ataturk Corner” Will Not Be’
by Paul Bass | Aug 7, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (9)
Mayor Toni Harp called on people to let Washington, D.C. know that undocumented immigrants live here and should count toward our official population figures.
Continue reading ‘Harp: Fight Census Question’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 2, 2018 11:07 pm | Comments (54)
New Haven went ahead Thursday night with a $160 million restructuring of the city’s debt, after three key players — alders who had to vote to approve it — won a commitment from the Harp administration to develop strict spending controls aimed at avoiding fiscal ruin.
Continue reading ‘Record Bond Sale OK’d; Discipline Vowed’
by Christopher Peak | Jul 31, 2018 4:32 pm | Comments (19)
Governments use a practice known as “scoop and toss” when they’re desperate for cash. It brought Hartford to near-bankruptcy.
Now, financial analysts say, New Haven is resorting to the practice — while the mayor promises she has a plan to guard against fiscal blowback.
Continue reading ‘Like Hartford, New Haven “Scoops & Tosses”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 26, 2018 2:26 pm
Beaver Hills Alder Jill Marks raised her voice City Hall to sing a little bit of “We’re Going to Make It.” The goal: To encourage people to make it to this year’s Gospel Fest New Haven.
Continue reading ‘Gospel Fest Is Back’