by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 14, 2018 1:12 pm | Comments (3)
New Haven cops have shaved their beards after a month-long campaign to raise cancer awareness. After a taste of hirsute freedom, some in the department are pushing for permission to let their facial hair grow back for good.
Continue reading ‘The New Face Of Policing?’
by Christopher Peak | Dec 14, 2018 12:11 pm | Comments (9)
Midway through the school year, top administrators are heading for the exits, leaving decades of institutional knowledge and morale concerns in their wake.
Continue reading ‘Top Schools Talent Jumps Ship’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 14, 2018 7:42 am | Comments (18)
Top police forced a recruit with a history of domestic violence out of the academy after he lied about multiple drunken fights with his girlfriend and about brandishing a gun at a fight at a casino.
Continue reading ‘Domestic Violence Dooms Cop Recruit’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 13, 2018 3:22 pm | Comments (19)
A local mega-landlord continued buying the block on Sherman Avenue — leaving tenants wary about what comes next, and in some cases making plans to move as quickly as possible.
Continue reading ‘Mandy Empire Buys Up The Block’
by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 13, 2018 12:31 pm | Comments (9)
“Women in red” — aka the Deltas — push lawmakers on 2019 agenda, including minimum wage & expunging of criminal records.
Continue reading ‘$25 An Hour?’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 13, 2018 7:37 am | Comments (8)
Yale-New Haven Hospital has decided that Uber rides will help car-less New Haveners make it to a planned new Long Wharf primary care center more reliably than shuttles or (obviously) local buses.
Continue reading ‘Primary Care Plan: Shuttle Out, Uber In’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 12, 2018 12:34 pm | Comments (7)
On the same day that a man was found guilty of killing another outside a methadone clinic in the Hill, residents meeting in the elementary school next door took sides on the value of having that clinic as a neighbor.
The debate got personal, on both sides.
Continue reading ‘APT Clinic Clash Gets Personal’
by Christopher Peak | Dec 12, 2018 7:33 am | Comments (5)
The Street Outreach Worker program, a city-supported initiative aimed at saving young lives, is winding down at the New Haven Family Alliance. A bigger version might take its place at a new nonprofit seeking to expand gun-violence interventions to hospital emergency rooms across the state.
Continue reading ‘Street Outreach Team Regroups’
by Paul Bass, Allan Appel & Thomas Breen | Dec 11, 2018 3:17 pm | Comments (30)
The outgoing Malloy administration was at Union Station Tuesday putting plans for a new parking garage on a fast track, while the incoming Lamont administration signaled it wants to hear more from New Haveners calling to slow the construction train.
Continue reading ‘DOT vs. “TOD” Showdown At Union Station’
by Brian Slattery | Dec 11, 2018 12:57 pm | Comments (2)
Hot off the heels of winning a Latin Grammy for working with salsa star Victor Manuelle — and being nominated in four different categories — musician and producer Marcos Sánchez reflected back on his time growing up in New Haven, and going to Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School.
“That’s basically how I ended up doing what I’m doing,” Sánchez said, crediting in particular music teacher Patrick Smith. “He was disciplined but gave us space to create. Through him I discovered that I wanted to be a producer. He’s responsible for every little bit of success.”
Continue reading ‘Grammy Winner Credits Co-Op High’
by Christopher Peak | Dec 11, 2018 7:34 am | Comments (18)
The school superintendent wants New Haven to score higher on state measurements next year, moving its numbers up in comparison to other big cities and surrounding suburbs.
Continue reading ‘Birks Sets School District Goals’
by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Just south of the parking lot, a large yellow backhoe sat atop a mound of dirt, logs, and other bits of debris in a large clearing. Tires had gouged the mud all around into deep ruts.
To the east, the clearing sloped down to a small marshy area, on the other side of which the Farmington Canal Trail could be seen through the trees. A large mat of straw mulch had been laid out on the slope, covering the exposed soil below.
Continue reading ‘Wood Chips, Stumps Threaten Wetland’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 10, 2018 7:41 am | Comments (2)
A first-of-its-kind community center for those who battle sickle cell anemia will be named for former First Lady Michelle Obama and, according to plans, open for business by the new year.
Continue reading ‘“Michelle’s House” Will Tackle Sickle Cell’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 7, 2018 12:18 pm | Comments (2)
Andres Concha-Brito spends his days installing carpets in Fairfield County mansions. Anneisha Haye spends her days overseeing housekeeping at a Whalley Avenue hotel.
Both can now return from a hard day’s work to homes of their own. They’re among the city’s latest property purchasers, thanks to a decades-old nonprofit that helps working class New Haveners become first-time homeowners.
Continue reading ‘Roots Planted In Newhallville’
by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 7, 2018 12:14 pm
On Thursday afternoon, Church Street School art teacher Katie Anton-Steer sat in the middle of her classroom calling up students to get small pieces of colorful tissue paper. One by one, each kindergartener got up and grabbed a piece of the paper and brought it back to a table. There, they crumpled them up and glued them to the top of their two-dimensional holiday-themed paper hats, simulating a pom-pom.
“Crunch, crunch, crunch, and glue!” Anton-Steer encouraged her students.
Continue reading ‘Closing Looms; School “Family” Presses On’