by Paul Bass | Nov 3, 2017 12:41 pm | Comments (5)
Officer Natalie Crosby was sitting in her parked cruiser at 3:45 a.m. writing a report on an arrest when a call came over the radio: Thieves had just stolen a black 2001 Mercedes Benz ML 430 and a 2016 Nissan Altima from a home on Russell Street.
Continue reading ‘As City Slept, She Shifted Into Gear’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 25, 2017 7:04 am | Comments (6)
At a mayoral “debate” Tuesday night where no active mayoral candidates debated each other, two policy proposals did surface: creating a hybrid elected-appointed Board of Police Commissioners and expanding public financing for city elections.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 6, 2017 11:12 am | Comments (2)
A Turkish dissident who fled his homeland in 1991 is now fighting a political battle in New Haven’s Quinnipiac Meadows neighborhood: to name a streetcorner after an icon of secularism.
Continue reading ‘Foreign Conflict Echoes On Street Corner’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 11, 2017 11:07 am
One candidate is a former alder of the ward with a big personality and strong opinions about what he calls a lack of leadership. The other candidate is a soft-spoken first timer who says she is ready to take the reins.
Continue reading ‘Newcomer, Ex-Alder Vie In Heights Primary’
by Allan Appel | Aug 22, 2017 12:49 pm | Comments (3)
One of the last surviving working buildings of the city’s great 19th century oystering era is no more, the victim of what one city officials called “demolition by neglect.”
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by Christopher Peak | Aug 8, 2017 2:12 am | Comments (5)
One of New Haven’s largest landlords has agreed to a $121,000 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over alleged violations of lead-safety rules — the EPA’s latest enforcement action in what environmentalists worry will be a dwindling federal caseload as the Trump administration limits oversight of toxic chemicals.
Continue reading ‘Pike Enters $121K Lead Paint Settlement’
by Christopher Peak | Jul 20, 2017 7:18 am
Unionized textile workers lost guarantees against outsourcing in their latest contract, but the factory owners assured employees they wouldn’t need the protections.
Continue reading ‘Trelleborg Factory Workers Approve Contract, Make Concessions’
by Christopher Peak | Jul 17, 2017 11:10 am | Comments (41)
The sewer authority attached a foreclosure sign to the chain-link fence outside Destiny Roldan’s white, two-story house in Fair Haven Heights. In block letters, it announced an upcoming auction to sell the $150,100 home to recoup her unpaid bills — which totaled just $3,436.
The scheduled foreclosure sale was part of the sewer utility’s latest wave of threatened property grabs, in an attempt to recoup debts that are worth a fraction of the homes’ value.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 21, 2017 6:25 pm | Comments (23)
Factory workers in Fair Haven Heights saved their pensions. Now they’re fighting for their jobs.
Continue reading ‘Textile Workers Picket Over Layoff Rule’
by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2017 4:10 pm | Comments (3)
The “ghost house” of Fair Haven Heights, a long empty 1830s potential Greek Revival gem, is on track to becoming a host house, a restored historic structure that will shelter a young, working New Haven family through the labors of love and finance of Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven.
Yet others like it may well meet the wrecking ball if Community Development Block Grants (DCBG) and similar federal funds that support Habitat are eliminated, as currently called for in the President Trump’s proposed budget.
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