by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 19, 2018 4:04 pm | Comments (10)
You might see Mayor Toni Harp at your next management team meeting. She and the city’s budget officials are making the rounds to talk about the city’s finances ... and to claw back a narrative that lays the blame for dire straits at her feet.
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by Kica Matos | Nov 19, 2018 12:00 pm | Comments (5)
Mexico City—Three young people. Teenagers. Sitting on the stairs of a stadium, chatting. They could be teenagers chilling on the steps of the New Haven Public Library. Instead, they are young people at the Mixhuca Stadium in Mexico City, traveling on the caravan headed north.
Continue reading ‘The Caravan, Up Close’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 16, 2018 1:13 pm | Comments (9)
Across Connecticut, teachers are stumped by math. Their lessons just don’t seem to be getting through, leaving more than half of all elementary-school students behind grade level.
One fifth-grade teacher in New Haven has hit on a formula that might show the rest of Connecticut how to solve the problem.
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by Christopher Peak | Nov 16, 2018 7:48 am | Comments (17)
The city’s Youth Services Division directed $36,500 in state and federal grant money over the last two years to a gospel choir co-founded and run from the home of a city employee — who manages the books for the youth division itself.
Continue reading ‘Bartlett Contracts With Employee’s Group’
by Jake Dressler | Nov 15, 2018 2:47 pm | Comments (7)
Family and friends are filtering in and out of Rubber Match to console the owner, George Zito, in the coming weeks before the store closes its doors for good.
Continue reading ‘Head Shop/Futon King Ends 45-Year Run’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Syreeta Nicholson’s second-youngest son Marque already had an elevated blood lead level two years ago when his family first moved into the single-family home at 489 Sherman Pkwy.
Marque’s blood lead level quintupled after just five months of living at the property.
It turns out at least 100 renters like Nicholson have moved into federally subsidized apartments without promised lead paint inspections.
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 15, 2018 7:34 am | Comments (21)
A plan to convert the long-vacant and historic Pirelli Building into a 165-room hotel received approval from the City Plan Commission despite a one-hour push by labor-affiliated alders and city staff to stall the proposal.
Continue reading ‘Pirelli Hotel Plan Survives Surprise Attack’
by Linda Greenhouse | Nov 14, 2018 4:00 pm | Comments (16)
(Opinion) When my husband and I moved to New Haven in 2010, one of the first things we did was register to vote. We assumed that voting in New Haven would be the same pleasant, even rewarding experience it had been for the 30 years we lived in Montgomery County, the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Continue reading ‘How Not To Conduct Elections’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 14, 2018 8:52 am | Comments (21)
The crowd said: Start over. The alders voted to move ahead.
That was the upshot of a passionate three-hour public meeting Tuesday night where a panel of alders presented a new version of a long-delayed proposal for a police Civilian Review Board (CRB).
Continue reading ‘Amid Outcry, Civilian Review Plan Advances’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 14, 2018 8:05 am | Comments (27)
The state has a new design for a second parking garage at Union Station.
Unlike the design from a year-and-a-half ago, this one has plenty of spaces for bikes.
Continue reading ‘This Time, Room For 240 Bikes’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 13, 2018 9:23 pm | Comments (9)
Cue up the concerts: The College Street Music Hall’s proposal to open a new mid-sized music venue emerged victorious in a months-long bid to fill a vacant downtown commercial space.
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 13, 2018 3:27 pm | Comments (5)
More school dollars and faster New Haven-New York trains were at the topic of the agenda Tuesday at the first face-to-face meeting between big-city mayors and Gov.-Elect Ned Lamont.
Continue reading ‘Mayors Pitch Lamont On Transit, $chools’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 13, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (25)
School board members recommended paying consultants over $15,000 to facilitate their next Board of Education retreat — right before another consultant reported that the district is still facing an $8.89 million deficit this fiscal year.
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by Paul Bass | Nov 13, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (11)
“Team Porter” navigated a newish app to turn out suburban votes. Now Connecticut might get paid family leave, a $15 hourly minimum wage — and maybe even electronic highway tolls.
Continue reading ‘“MiniVan” Steered Into Blue Wave’
by Lary Bloom | Nov 12, 2018 8:06 am | Comments (4)
A half century ago, I wore a uniform of a different hue. The jungle fatigues and cap were manufactured in only one color, olive drab, which the military still refers to, drably, as Color 107. Unofficially, it was the shade of derision during and after America’s most divisive foreign war.
Continue reading ‘The Talking Hat’