by Allan Appel | Jun 22, 2017 7:07 am | Comments (12)
Instead of winning a preliminary vote to buy and renovate the vacant Strong School building into new apartments, a Litchfield-based developer ended up being grilled over whether his plan can work in the real world of real estate.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2017 2:40 pm | Comments (31)
Version 1: City alders voted Monday night to bring common sense to an antiquated zoning code that had shut the public out of decisions determining the city’s future.
Version 2: City alders shut out the public Monday night by advancing a thinly disguised attack on Yale without letting Yale, city planning officials or the public weigh in for more than three minutes.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2017 12:07 pm | Comments (11)
A grand total of five Yale commuters — of 3,300 pitched — have agreed to accept a discount to ride the bus to work instead of driving. But 226 commuters said they’re willing to park in a suburban commuter lot and take a campus shuttle the rest of the way under an experiment set to launch next month.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 19, 2017 2:20 pm | Comments (8)
In about four weeks 11 New Haven police sergeants will pin on the rank of lieutenant. And at least eight of those new lieutenants will become new neighborhood top cops.
That may come to the relief of neighborhoods currently without their own district managers — or as a disappointment to those with top cops whom they’ve come to appreciate but who no longer have to rank to stay in the position.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 19, 2017 8:00 am | Comments (17)
A challenger for the Board of Education has a new name for his supporters: “kangaroo warriors.”
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by Paul Bass | Jun 14, 2017 7:44 am | Comments (5)
Mayor Toni Harp sent a message to state lawmakers struggling to pass a new budget: If they bail out near-bankrupt Hartford, they shouldn’t endanger New Haven’s finances in the process and punish the city for having been more fiscally responsible.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 13, 2017 12:58 pm | Comments (9)
Members of the public took turns calling New Haven’s Board of Education members hypocrites, incompetents, failures, unethical sleazes — and perhaps lowest of all, politicians — as tempers inside Beecher School matched the temperatures outside.
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by Markeshia Ricks & Brian Slattery | Jun 2, 2017 12:12 pm | Comments (22)
The Harp administration and the city’s parking authority unveiled a 100-year plan for developing and maintaining Union Station and the area surrounding it — if the state will give the city control.
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by Paul Bass | May 25, 2017 3:10 pm | Comments (25)
Now that students have left town, and right before alumni arrive on campus for reunions, Yale Thursday morning dismantled a protest shed that had served as a visible symbol of criticism of the university’s labor policy.
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by Paul Bass | May 24, 2017 7:58 am | Comments (13)
If a Montreal developer doesn’t take steps soon to get started building a long-delayed project on the old Coliseum site, New Haven might play a new card to try to force his hand.
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