by Jonathan Hopkins | Jul 20, 2015 4:26 pm | Comments (18)
Despite desegregation efforts in the last half century like the Fair Housing Act, Sheff vs O’Neill, and Connecticut Statute 8-30g among others, New Haven – like many places – remains segregated along socio-economic lines. What’s more, neighborhood inequality has risen in Connecticut since 1980, with more residents living in either “very rich” or “very poor” neighborhoods and fewer living in “middle class” neighborhoods over the last 35 years.
by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jul 15, 2015 1:54 pm | Comments (1)
A team in green will be once again be canvassing New Haven streets this summer, hoping to improve the city’s energy efficiency.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 13, 2015 8:06 am | Comments (27)
Lyn Sabatasso looked out of the front window of her Whalley Avenue business and cringed. “First of all,” she said, “the elderly crossing here—forget it.”
by Finnegan Schick | Jul 9, 2015 2:34 pm | Comments (1)
A brown-bag lunch discussion at City Hall embraced an idea from Boston for reducing violence: citizens walking the streets late at night to talk to the young men hanging out.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 6, 2015 9:01 am | Comments (5)
If a two-hour neighborhood meeting is any indication, the cops might be winning more of the daily crime battles in Newhallville than the larger challenge of convincing people that “community policing” is different from the kick-in-the-door, military-style practices of the past.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 29, 2015 4:22 pm | Comments (4)
In two and a half years in office, Democratic Fair Haven Alder Santiago Berrios-Bones has risen to the position of the deputy majority leader and helped tackle the distribution of federal community development block grants.
He said he wants another term to tackle what has become a rallying point for several incumbent alders seeking re-election; to move the needle on jobs. But he’s not the only man after the job of representing Ward 14.
by Finnegan Schick | Jun 29, 2015 3:54 pm | Comments (1)
Newhallville neighbors are knocking on doors to reelect Delphine Clyburn, a two-term alder who knocks on the doors of her own ward every month.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 29, 2015 1:14 pm | Comments (3)
Two alders representing the Hill neighborhood kicked off their bids for reelection at Trowbridge Square Park, while the nephew of a former longstanding alder sought to follow in his footsteps.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 18, 2015 5:14 pm | Comments (14)
Bike and pedestrian-friendly trails that connect to each other and to public transit. Sea walls, flood plains and roads that are prepared for climate change-sparked super storms. More space for people to grow food; less space for big-box stores and parking.
by David Sepulveda | Jun 12, 2015 3:08 pm | Comments (1)
Like a true superhero, New Haven police Officer Liz Marie Almedina extended her open palms as Wray Williams, the ranger for the East Rock Environmental Center, created a hand-bridge for a giant, hairy tarantula spider that walked across it with a certain cinematic grace.
“Are you afraid?” yelled one of the many children who looked on in wide-eyed amazement.