by Christopher Peak | Mar 23, 2018 2:38 pm | Comments (3)
Prompted by city lawyers, the New Haven Police Department turned over a copy of its new two-page hiring guidelines — with almost every line about drug use whited out.
Feel like helping to fill in the blanks?
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 23, 2018 8:18 am | Comments (17)
Lawmakers didn’t press “like” as they questioned a proposal to spend $50,000 a year on a new mayoral Facebook/Twitter/Snapchat specialist while raising taxes 11 percent.
Mayoral officials responded that in a social media-saturated era of vanishing news reporters, City Hall must become more of its own news outlet.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 23, 2018 8:17 am | Comments (8)
Fair Haven immigrants striking at a metal factory won the support Thursday afternoon of neighbors and activists who marched to offer the kind of street heat they say is needed to combat employers’ leverage over undocumented workers.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 22, 2018 3:03 pm
In the Trump era, Connecticut needs a state attorney general who has served as a federal prosecutor with experience bringing corrupt politicians, gun traffickers, and predatory financiers to justice.
So argued Chris Mattei.
Who just so happens to be a former assistant U.S. attorney who worked on those kinds of cases.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 22, 2018 8:25 am | Comments (12)
As a woman rushed out of a laundromat Wednesday night pleading with Kim Arciuolo to spare her a $100 ticket and a tow, Arciuolo thought back to the many tickets that she received in the late 1990s as a barista at the original Willoughby’s café on Chapel Street. And she gave the woman a break.
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by Michelle Liu | Mar 21, 2018 1:47 pm | Comments (34)
Sam Sigg dumped the contents of a bag onto a table, revealing a year’s worth of used pipes, syringes and other drug paraphernalia that he’d collected around the Trinity Church on the Green.
This, he told a room full of neighbors filling a City Hall conference room, was a visual presentation of the New Haven Green.
Continue reading ‘2 Visions Of Green Collide’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 21, 2018 8:56 am | Comments (18)
Giving the public just a few hours’ heads up, city alders revised and revived a proposal to declare a moratorium on converting single-room-occupancy buildings into market-rate housing — then spent four hours debating whether they’ve overstepped.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 20, 2018 3:09 pm | Comments (5)
A Career High School biology teacher whose son was shot and killed 20 years ago has a new site in mind and new support from a local architecture firm and forestry nonprofit in her long-running quest to create a public reflection garden in honor of all New Haven victims of gun violence.
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by Allan Appel | Mar 20, 2018 8:10 am | Comments (15)
On the evening of her first day on the job, new city schools Superintendent Carol Birks got a long earful about deficits, the budgeting process, and whether money might be saved in transportation costs if high schoolers took public transit and routes were reconfigured.
Continue reading ‘Birks Dives In; Board Digs In On Transit’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 19, 2018 4:39 pm | Comments (59)
Hartford — New Haven officials urged lawmakers here to pass a bill that will allow a 1,000-foot extension of Tweed-New Haven Airport’s runway — and, the officials claimed, help the region and the state compete for high-tech jobs.
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