by Michelle Liu | Feb 23, 2017 2:12 pm | Comments (21)
Amid accusations of de facto segregation and un-transparent recruiting practices, Board of Education members said they’re not sure they’re ready to approve a controversial plan for an all-male charter school.
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by Lucy Gellman | Feb 22, 2017 7:06 pm | Comments (14)
Hartford—New Havener Aaron Goode headed up here Wednesday for the fifth year in a row to urge lawmakers to neuter the Electoral College. This year something had changed.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 22, 2017 4:36 pm | Comments (1)
Hartford — A Republican legislator’s bill to repeal a state law that allows undocumented people to obtain driver’s licenses is expected to die in committee. But New Haven activists and a least one of the city’s state representatives is worried that it won’t stay dead.
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by Thomas Breen | Feb 22, 2017 1:06 pm | Comments (7)
Sometimes, Sgt. Sean Maher told Wooster Square and downtown neighbors, they may need to choose between more walking cops and more traffic cops.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 22, 2017 8:10 am | Comments (11)
Hartford — Should the state get tougher on rogue cops? Or on people who hate cops?
State legislators took up those questions Tuesday, with key players from New Haven on both sides.
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by Lucy Gellman | Feb 21, 2017 4:52 pm | Comments (2)
Hartford— The quest to raise Connecticut’s hourly minimum wage gradually from $10.10 to $15 by 2022 stalled Tuesday, as one of two versions of the proposal was killed in legislative committee.
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by Stephen Albright | Feb 21, 2017 3:41 pm | Comments (3)
(Opinion) On Thursday, approximately 300 Yale graduate students, teaching fellows in nine departments across campus, will vote on whether Local 33, a union affiliated with UNITE HERE, will represent them in contract negotiations with the University. I am not eligible to vote, because although I am pursuing a Ph.D. in the Physics department, one of the departments whose teachers are eligible to vote, I am not currently teaching in Physics. However, if I could vote, I would be voting “no” on Local 33.
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by Justin Randolph | Feb 21, 2017 3:36 pm
(Opinion) Before coming to Yale in 2014, I hadn’t interacted with a union. Alabama is a right-to-work state, and graduates from my public high school who work at the Mercedes plant didn’t have a union until well after I moved north. So when an organizer with Local 33 — then GESO — came talking graduate student union, I was skeptical. In the three years since, including two years spent organizing friends and colleagues in the History Department, I’ve come to see the promise of forming a union to make Yale a better place for graduate teachers and workers across New Haven.
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by Paul Bass | Feb 20, 2017 2:02 pm | Comments (5)
State legislators Tuesday have a chance to help the low-wage people who most need a break in Connecticut—or else to sock it to small business owners who need a break more.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 16, 2017 9:15 am | Comments (46)
The city gave the final needed approvals for a new mini-neighborhood to rise from a downtown parking lot, following a debate about how quickly New Haven can model itself on the car-free Brooklyn lifestyle.
The approvals came Wednesday during a City Hall meeting of the City Plan Commission.
South Norwalk-based Spinnaker Real Estate Partners cleared the final site-plan approval and permitting hurdles to begin building the first $75 million phase of a $160 million project on a “super block” bordered by State, Grove, Orange and Audubon streets.
Continue reading ‘Audubon Square OK’d; Look Out Brooklyn?’