by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 7, 2018 12:14 pm
On Thursday afternoon, Church Street School art teacher Katie Anton-Steer sat in the middle of her classroom calling up students to get small pieces of colorful tissue paper. One by one, each kindergartener got up and grabbed a piece of the paper and brought it back to a table. There, they crumpled them up and glued them to the top of their two-dimensional holiday-themed paper hats, simulating a pom-pom.
“Crunch, crunch, crunch, and glue!” Anton-Steer encouraged her students.
Continue reading ‘Closing Looms; School “Family” Presses On’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 7, 2018 11:30 am | Comments (6)
After more than a decade as New Haven’s point person for all things zoning, Tom Talbot is packing up and leaving City Hall.
Continue reading ‘Zoning Guru Moving On’
by Christopher Peak | Dec 7, 2018 7:29 am | Comments (9)
Can a man’s online search history be threatening enough to retroactively justify his homicide?
A defense attorney tried to present that argument by showing all the online auctions for brass knuckles, stun-guns and pepper spray that a man had been trawling through before his death.
Continue reading ‘eBay Defense Bombs’
by Allan Appel | Dec 6, 2018 9:09 pm | Comments (3)
Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, 19-year-old Electrician’s Mate Floyd Welch was pulling together the microphone and other equipment for church services on his ship, the U.S.S. Maryland, anchored, with a sister ship, two by two, along one of the inlets at Pearl Harbor.
Within a half hour of noise, confusion, and alarms, he and his 1,000 shipmates were at battle stations. Where he stood through the smoke on the forecastle, he saw a battleship lying on her side.
Continue reading ‘Pearl Harbor Memorial Park Dedicated’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 6, 2018 12:08 pm | Comments (1)
A new small business that sells portable martial arts “wooden dummies.” A new nonprofit that brings people together in Newhallville. A fireman-cum-software engineer using tech to support emergency responders. And a citywide push to teach residents how to code.
Those are a few local entrepreneurial initiatives to emerge this week as the city took next steps toward a future as an innovation economy.
Continue reading ‘Coders, Collab Chart Economy’s Next Moves’
by Christopher Peak | Dec 5, 2018 8:51 pm | Comments (4)
In a third-floor interrogation room at police headquarters, a detective asked a man if he realized how many times he’d fatally knifed another man that morning outside the APT Foundation’s methadone clinic on Congress Avenue.
Continue reading ‘16 Stab Wounds? “Wow. Sorry, Man”’
by Molly Montgomery | Dec 5, 2018 3:56 pm | Comments (14)
New Haven 20 years ago spawned a new test-score-focused set of charter schools known as “Achievement First” that challenged the approach of traditional public schools.
Now two women are trying to launch a private high school with a “Learning First” approach that also seeks to take education in a new direction.
Continue reading ‘Teachers Plan “Experiential” School’
by Christopher Peak | Dec 5, 2018 8:05 am | Comments (21)
Dave Cicarella, the teachers union president, narrowly defeated two challengers to win reelection to a fifth term at the helm of the New Haven Federation of Teachers.
Continue reading ‘Union Prez Beats Back Challenges’
by Paul Bass | Dec 4, 2018 4:13 pm | Comments (31)
Hemorrhaging younger cops to the suburbs, New Haven is looking to pluck suburban retirees to help build its force back up.
Continue reading ‘Harp Looks To Woo Retired Suburban Cops’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 4, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (9)
That’s about how long activists pushing for a strong civilian review board (CRB) have to convince alders that citizens seeking to keep cops accountable should have subpoena power.
Continue reading ‘Pressure Postpones Cop Review Vote’