by Lucy Gellman | May 22, 2017 3:13 pm | Comments (18)
(Updated) While Yale students were handed degrees Monday, graduate student teachers two blocks away were handed cups of ginger and butternut soup to end, at least for now, a nationally watched protest fast.
Continue reading ‘Fasts End As Grads, Protesters Fill Streets’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 17, 2017 7:42 am | Comments (13)
Members of UNITE HERE Local 33 and their supporters continued to show their mettle in the fight to have their new graduate student teachers union recognized by Yale University, as their encampment got some actual metal just in time for graduation.
Continue reading ‘3 Weeks In, Steely Resolve Exhibited’
by Thomas Breen | May 17, 2017 7:32 am | Comments (7)
Two hearings scheduled for a plan to dramatically change how New Haven makes major zoning decisions have been postponed, and the proposal ran into some initial public criticism Tuesday night.
The Legislation Committee’s proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance governing “Community Impacts” came under sharp criticism from members of the Downtown-Wooster Square Community Management Team (DWSMT) on Tuesday night during their monthly meeting at City Hall.
Continue reading ‘Zoning Overhaul Hearings Postponed; Criticism Aired’
by Paul Bass | May 12, 2017 5:01 pm | Comments (32)
A new plan to revolutionize how New Haven makes major zoning decisions is speeding toward approval — with the potential of either bringing democracy to development or slowing and holding development hostage, depending on whom you ask.
Continue reading ‘Zoning Overhaul Targets University’
by Allan Appel | May 12, 2017 7:57 am | Comments (8)
Say you want to attend a meeting at City Hall on the budget. Say you’re hesitant because parking’s always a hassle.
Good news: To make your attendance more likely, the city will set aside a number of meter locations for you to park nearby on Church and on Orange. Parking there won’t cost you a dime during prime time meeting hours, 6 to 9 p.m., on Monday through Thursday.
But is there any guarantee, as you drive up around 5:45, that the limited number of free spots won’t already have been taken — perhaps by one of the hundreds of restaurant workers who work near City Hall and the Green?
Continue reading ‘Free Parking For Democracy—& Restaurant Jobs?’
by Allan Appel | May 10, 2017 3:12 pm | Comments (17)
A police recruit convinced the Board of Police Commissioners to let him graduate with his class this week, even though Interim Police Chief Anthony Campbell sought to fire him for failing too many tests.
Continue reading ‘Rookie Cop Gets A Second Chance’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 10, 2017 12:08 pm | Comments (16)
After two weeks putting nothing more than water into their stomachs, three of the original eight graduate teachers still fasting to press Yale to negotiate with their union mustered the energy to ask their employer: How much longer?
Continue reading ‘On Day 14, Hundreds Rally For Fasters’
by Thomas Breen | May 10, 2017 12:07 pm | Comments (2)
The police get a call from Walmart that somebody has been caught shoplifting. The officers run the offender’s criminal history, and quickly find out that he has a 40-page rap sheet. Not 40 arrests; 40 pages.
Continue reading ‘Non-Jail Program For Low-Level Offenders Pitched In The Hill’
by Staff | May 10, 2017 8:33 am | Comments (2)
Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Wednesday called for the naming of an independent prosecutor into President Trump’s dramatic firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Continue reading ‘Murphy Calls For Special Prosecutor’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 9, 2017 7:59 am | Comments (10)
State Rep. Josh Elliott had a question for the crowd of progressive activists: Would they rather see legislators stand their ground on a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and risk no movement on minimum wage should it fail? Or should legislators support a compromise bill to raise the wage incrementally to, say, $11.25?
Continue reading ‘Progressives Ponder How Much To Bend’