by Christopher Peak & Paul Bass | Mar 20, 2019 2:31 pm | Comments (9)
City contractors, longtime political allies, and charter-school machers are hosting a $250-$1,000-a-ticket fundraiser for Mayor Toni Harp’s reelection quest in Avon Thursday evening, a day after a state agency voted to launch an investigation into her campaign’s paperwork lapses.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 20, 2019 8:03 am | Comments (8)
Uber and Lyft drivers are one big step closer to taking home a larger share of each ride’s pay thanks to a favorable committee vote in Hartford.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 19, 2019 4:43 pm | Comments (20)
City Point’s Angela Hatley, Paul Larrivee, and Jonathan Wharton have been waiting decades for the city to turn Long Wharf into a vibrant, accessible waterfront neighborhood seamlessly connected to the Hill and Wooster Square.
Now they at least have a plan that starts a decades-long march toward that vision.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 19, 2019 3:39 pm | Comments (7)
Midway through the school year, a school that New Haven hasn’t built yet might have to accept students from a school that New Haven can’t afford to keep open.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 19, 2019 12:22 pm | Comments (1)
A blighted Newhallville house showed signs of life when workers began hammering away putting up new sheetrock and siding.
Then the state put a stop to it for after discovering asbestos in the house, while neighbors wonder what dangers lurk in its walls and whether it will remain a neighborhood eyesore.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 18, 2019 4:40 pm | Comments (1)
Mary Kaye Holmes finally got to Quinnipiac University Monday, but not as a law school student as she had once hoped.
She came as a guest speaker to tell how she went from incarceration to New York Law School — and how Connecticut can help others “second chancers” as it weighs the next steps in criminal justice reform.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 18, 2019 3:23 pm | Comments (6)
The city has moved to foreclose on a Mill River spaghetti sauce manufacturing plant due to unpaid taxes.
Meanwhile, the plant’s third-generation owner owes over $430,000 to a Morris Cove neighbor whom he took to court six times over 15 years over who owns the beach abutting their properties.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 18, 2019 7:55 am | Comments (15)
Nour Al Zouabi, a Syrian refugee, has come far fast in learning a new language — and is now about to prove her facility in two languages, as part of a new wave of New Haven high school students seeking to earn a state-sanctioned “seal of biliteracy.”
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 15, 2019 1:11 pm | Comments (44)
About to embark on a new era of school reforms, New Haven finds itself at a crossroads in deciding exactly who should drive the change — and how.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 15, 2019 7:37 am | Comments (38)
Don’t be fooled: Those towering, late-19th century red brick church buildings at Columbus Avenue and Cedar Street may look abandoned.
But they’re actually home to a thriving faith-based, tuition-free middle school that fully intends on staying in the Hill and building up the block.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 14, 2019 3:26 pm | Comments (27)
It took five years and two different developers to get from the first community meeting to the groundbreaking.
Now work is beginning on a 299-unit, market-rate apartment complex on the border of Wooster Square and Downtown, and builders predict it will take far less than another five years to finish the job and fill the block with new tenants.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 14, 2019 7:48 am | Comments (16)
Marissa Vaspasiano wants to make it easier for you and your family to enjoy healthful fresh meals. Her secret weapon? A mason jar.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 13, 2019 12:09 pm | Comments (21)
School board members voted to redirect $144,000 away from a series of data-analysis trainings and possibly put the money into instructional supports.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 13, 2019 7:24 am | Comments (1)
Cedar Hill neighbors didn’t want a 24-hour convenience store. And they’re not going to get one. Instead, they will keep a plain gas station at the corner of Ferry and State Street — one that still stays open 24 hours.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 12, 2019 5:58 pm | Comments (17)
Rebecca Turcio, who championed the cause of one of New Haven’s littlest-noticed neighborhoods and emerged as one of the first and most passionate humane local grassroots voices of the Internet Age, died Monday after a long illness at the age of 54. Her imprint on New Haven lives on.
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