by Paul Bass | Jul 20, 2018 3:04 pm | Comments (10)
(Analysis) Officials break ground at another big upscale downtown building site. They cut the ribbon on a spanking new public-housing development. A deep-pocket out-of-state builder buys land for an apartment-retail complex in Wooster Square.
Meanwhile, New Haven edges closer to a potential state bailout. The mayor and alders go to war again, this time over a potential $10 tax rebate to city homeowners, while a $30 million long-term structural deficit remains unaddressed. Meadow Street yet again confuses 700 workers about whether they have jobs; emails reveal school board members already at war with a new school superintendent they just brought to New Haven.
That all happened just this week in New Haven. And this week looked like a lot of recent weeks.
Continue reading ‘Dark Days Or Salad Days? Both’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 20, 2018 11:37 am | Comments (3)
The story of how Fussy Coffee at Science Park came to be named is a joke between David Negreiro and his brother-in-law and business partner Joe Ballaro.
On one level, it’s a tongue-in-cheek riff on how pretentious some coffee shops can be. On another level, it’s about the two men’s love of a good coffee after a meal.
Continue reading ‘What The Fuss Is All About’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 20, 2018 8:19 am | Comments (1)
A punch over a pickle cost Michael Henderson an extra chunk of his life.
That, and the matter of threatening a witness.
Continue reading ‘Judge Throws Book At Gang Affiliate’
by Paul Bass & Thomas Breen | Jul 19, 2018 2:33 pm | Comments (15)
Bitsie Clark spent decades chasing a dream. On Thursday morning she grabbed a shovel to help celebrate the dream coming true.
Continue reading ‘Ground “Broken” On Audubon Mini-City’
by Christopher Peak | Jul 19, 2018 8:37 am | Comments (16)
Never mind, part-timers, you’ll get your jobs back.
But check your mailboxes again next month.
Continue reading ‘Part-Timers Get New Letter— & Confusion’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 19, 2018 8:14 am | Comments (30)
After a detailed explanation of how it works and how it protects children’s rights, a Yale University research project connected to the genetic testing of some students is back in good standing with at least two members of the Board of Education.
Continue reading ‘DNA-Testing Grant Back On The Table’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 18, 2018 4:29 pm | Comments (11)
Owners of the former Church Street South apartment complex won a 20 percent tax cut after a judge agreed that the city assessor had overvalued the crumbling property.
Continue reading ‘Church Street South Taxes Cut 20%’
by Thomas Breen and Paul Bass | Jul 18, 2018 2:07 pm | Comments (14)
Mayor Toni Harp vowed to fight the Board of Alders — “perhaps” even taking it to court — if it proceeds with plans to strip $483,172 from city departments to reduce the new 11 percent tax increase.
Continue reading ‘Mayor Plays Hardball Back’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 18, 2018 8:45 am | Comments (21)
Three major annual city events owe a combined almost $700,000 for police services provided over the last four years. Alders want organizers to pay up.
But first the city might have to overhaul a system that allows past due bills to fall through the cracks.
Continue reading ‘Tourney, Parades Stiff City On Overtime’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 17, 2018 4:44 pm | Comments (33)
The former Farnam Courts public housing development has traded its dilapidated townhouses for high-rise living, a new name, and views of the Q Bridge and East Rock that rival some of the fanciest digs downtown.
Continue reading ‘So Long, Farnam. Hello, “Mill River”’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 17, 2018 1:43 pm
The city’s Health Department has found lead paint hazards at three different city apartments, all of which currently house children with elevated blood lead levels.
Continue reading ‘3 Landlords Hit With New Lead Orders’
by Paul Bass | Jul 16, 2018 10:45 pm | Comments (18)
New Haven has decided that rather than seek a Hartford-style state bailout to balance its books, it will refinance its debt again.
Continue reading ‘City Will Refinance Debt To Avoid Takeover’
by Thomas Breen, Paul Bass & Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 12:32 pm | Comments (20)
Updated—In response to a landmark ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Victor Bolden, two immigrant children being held in Connecticut will be reunited with their parents.
The federal government agreed to release the parents from a detention facility in Texas, where they had been separated from their children under a short-lived Trump administration border crackdown on undocumented families.
Continue reading ‘Feds Release Separated Parents’
by Paul Bass | Jul 15, 2018 5:16 pm | Comments (7)
Marcia Chambers, a barrier-breaking New York Times reporter who combined keen instinct with deep intellect and who went on to found and edit the online Branford Eagle, died Friday night at Smilow Cancer Hospital.
Continue reading ‘Marcia Chambers, 1940-2018’
by Christopher Peak | Jul 13, 2018 1:52 pm | Comments (11)
An entire neighborhood could soon have a new owner.
Continue reading ‘Buyer Found For 9th Square Residences’