by Aliyya Swaby | May 22, 2015 1:09 pm | Comments (12)
The state rejected Roshan Patel’s efforts to sell booze in the Annex neighborhood, not because of all the complaints from neighbors—but because New Haven had reached a little-known state-calculated limit for the number of liquor stores allowed within its boundaries.
Meanwhile, across town, a Westville Village landlord who beat Patel out for the last permit (by one day) has since seen her own plans dashed, and may end up opening her liquor store instead ... over in the Annex.
by Aliyya Swaby | May 22, 2015 8:58 am | Comments (6)
A day after city transit advocates pedaled 45 miles to the Capitol , the state House of Representative late Wednesday night passed the proposal that fueled their ride: SB 502, aka “the bike bill.”
by Aliyya Swaby | May 20, 2015 1:33 pm | Comments (7)
Septuagenarians Maryann Thomas and Bobbie Rategan showed up late to a city-organized bike ride to Hartford to lobby for bike-friendly legislation. But they soon blazed their way to the front of the pack, ultimately guiding city transit officials through the last five miles of the journey.
“It keeps us out of the nursing home,” Thomas said with a grin.
by Paul Bass | May 14, 2015 4:13 pm | Comments (8)
Matthew Nemerson can picture ballfields replacing the empty English Station power plant. Or a solar energy facility. Or new homes or offices. But first New Haven has to find a way to get the global energy giant buying United Illuminating to clean up all the deadly chemicals that lurk there.
by Staff | May 14, 2015 2:55 pm | Comments (3)
Young people looking to get a start in government through the governor’s office will no longer be greeted with a question about their criminal backgrounds.
by Paul Bass | May 13, 2015 1:34 pm | Comments (8)
Standing on one of New Haven’s only non-“drug-free” zones, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called for Connecticut’s criminal-justice system to stop discriminating against urban drug users—while leaving urban drug-dealers out of the conversation for now.
by Alison Leigh Cowan | May 8, 2015 8:10 am | Comments (5)
As Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talks up a “second chance society” for ex-cons, he could learn from a political nemesis about how to help former offenders land jobs by “banning the box.”
by Arielle Levin Becker/CT Mirror | Apr 22, 2015 2:50 pm | Comments (3)
It took an average of 54 minutes for callers to reach a state Department of Social Services worker by phone last month.
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 21, 2015 11:54 am | Comments (20)
The leaders of the Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus called on the city’s employers to “open the pipeline” and hire local people.
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 21, 2015 9:54 am | Comments (4)
With the bang of the gavel, West River Alder Tyisha Walker stepped into history as the first woman to lead the Board of Alders as president.