by Thomas Breen | Feb 12, 2019 7:57 pm | Comments (12)
From electrical insulation to custom art frames.
A Fair Haven factory is about to make that transition as a Brooklyn-based frame manufacturer moves to town and a heavy industrial manufacturer rolls out, in the city’s latest property transactions.
Continue reading ‘50 Factory Jobs Coming To Fair Haven’
by Sam Gurwitt | Feb 12, 2019 7:56 pm | Comments (3)
“You can’t let go of the throttle,” said Ron Esposito as truck number 31 crested the top of snowy Farnsworth Street.
You just have to keep going.
Continue reading ‘Ron Tackles The Hills’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 12, 2019 7:48 am | Comments (22)
School brass is relying on state reps to lift them one-third of the way out of a $31 million hole in next year’s budget — which will already require deep staff cuts.
Superintendent Carol Birks made that announcement Monday night in a surprise budget presentation that wasn’t noticed on the Board of Education’s meeting agenda.
Continue reading ‘Schools Project $30M Shortfall’
by Paul Bass | Feb 11, 2019 4:47 pm | Comments (47)
Another parking garage, as pictured above?
Or, as pictured above, a “twin tower” of apartments and stores surrounded by smaller buildings with a pedestrian neighborhood feel?
Those are two competing visions now on the table for the 1.6-acre asphalt stretch of Union Avenue between Route 34 and the existing Union Station parking garage.
Continue reading ‘What Makes Sense At Union Station?’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 11, 2019 7:44 am | Comments (32)
Updated—No smartphone? No problem. The city’s bike share system is about to replace its entire two-wheeled fleet with bicycles that riders can unlock without the help of an iPhone.
And did someone say ... electric scooters?
Continue reading ‘Next Up: Scooter Share’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 8, 2019 4:35 pm | Comments (23)
Former pot smokers, ravers and drunk drivers are all welcome to join New Haven’s police force.
Former steroid-taking bodybuilders, acid trippers, cocaine sniffers, and recovering opioid users need not apply.
Those categories of disqualifying drug use are set out in a policy that the police department illegally discussed behind closed doors and then illegally withheld from the public for more than a year.
Continue reading ‘Illegally Secret Cop Drug Policy Released’
by Paul Bass | Feb 8, 2019 12:37 pm | Comments (15)
Frank Ricci looked up to watch himself onstage — and found a big bald-shaven guy speaking with a Brooklyn accent.
Continue reading ‘Ricci: Who’s That “Frank” Guy Onstage?’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 8, 2019 1:04 am | Comments (17)
The city spent $32,000 on the court-ordered, emergency lead abatement of a single Elm Street apartment.
According to the health department, the abatement went off without a hitch, and lawmakers should rest easy now that the landlord has fully reimbursed the city.
According to a legal aid attorney and lead poisoning watchdog, the abatement was too costly, too slow — and indicative of city government’s wholly inadequate and dishonest response to New Haven’s child lead poisoning crisis.
Continue reading ‘City, Legal Aid Clash On Lead Paint’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 8, 2019 12:38 am | Comments (2)
Women of the Elm City have a new haven where they can take off their superwomen capes and draw from a “well” that aims to restore them to fight another day.
Continue reading ‘Well Women’s Sanctuary Opens In Westville’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 7, 2019 4:18 pm | Comments (10)
A private buyer got a step closer to transforming a blighted two-family home in the Hill into affordable housing, after an extended debate that ended with a tighter rehab deadline and a vow to demand more from people who buy property from the city.
Continue reading ‘Sale OK’d, With Tighter Deadline’