by Paul Bass | Oct 13, 2017 8:18 am | Comments (23)
Republican Donald Trump won far more votes in Morris Cove’s Ward 18 — 830 — than anywhere else in New Haven last year. Which might seem like a boost for one of the 27-year-old GOP candidate for alder there this fall.
Until you find out that he actually voted for Hillary Clinton in that election.
Continue reading ‘GOP Makes A Stand In The Cove’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 6, 2017 12:12 pm | 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 Christopher Peak | Oct 4, 2017 1:02 pm | Comments (13)
Abdullah finally hopped off a school shuttle and into his mother’s arms at 5:03 p.m. after sitting on the bus for nearly an hour and a half — a trek that his mother has repeatedly told the Board of Ed is too long for a 5-year-old with special needs.
Continue reading ‘School Bus Routes Confound Parents’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 4, 2017 8:10 am | Comments (28)
The city’s Redevelopment Agency won hard-earned community support on Tuesday night for its bid to use eminent domain to hold slumlords accountable in the Dwight neighborhood.
Continue reading ‘Dwight Signs Off On Eminent Domain’
by Paul Bass | Oct 3, 2017 12:27 pm | Comments (8)
They joined forces on a casino and on a youth summer hoops tournament. They’re joining forces on wooing Amazon. Even their hometown daily newspapers and community colleges have joined forces.
The mayors of New Haven and Bridgeport — until now two parallel urban universes 21 miles apart — have decided it makes sense to do business together in order for both of Connecticut’s two largest cities to grow. And they’re making it a habit.
Continue reading ‘Harp, Ganim Team Up’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 2, 2017 8:01 am | Comments (9)
Opioids overdoses killed so many people in the past year that Connecticut’s forensic examiners ran out of cooler space for the bodies. And yet professionals at the front lines of the crisis reported on a few reasons for hope: Doctors are prescribing fewer painkillers, while local law enforcement possesses more tools to reverse overdoses and lock up drug dealers who enabled them.
Continue reading ‘“Glimmer Of Hope” Seen On Opioids’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 29, 2017 1:02 pm | Comments (14)
A plan to allow a builder to amend his defunct land disposition agreement hit a roadblock and touched off a debate about whether developers who fail to live up to past promises should get second chances.
Continue reading ‘Defunct Land Deals’ Revival Stalled’
by Christopher Peak | Sep 27, 2017 3:48 pm | Comments (12)
Shell & Bones, the upscale waterfront eatery, is trying to stop a next-door competitor from adding dinner service, claiming there’s not enough parking spots to go around.
Continue reading ‘Parking Duel Divides City Point Eateries’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 27, 2017 8:00 am | Comments (6)
A one-time Board of Education candidate turned mayoral appointee is one step closer to having a seat on that board left vacant by the death of former Board President Daisy Gonzalez.
Continue reading ‘Cotto Vows To Advocate For Parents’
by Christopher Peak | Sep 26, 2017 12:02 pm | Comments (19)
The Board of Education will interview in-state applicants to become the city’s next superintendent of schools, after an executive search firm deemed them unqualified.
Continue reading ‘Super Search Gives Nutmeggers 2nd Look’