by Thomas Breen | Jun 21, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (4)
City plan commissioners signed off on the final site plan and design for the new Q House, thus bringing the resurgent Dixwell community center one step closer to becoming a reality nearly 15 years after it last closed its doors.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 21, 2018 7:43 am | Comments (12)
Taxpayers are hopping mad about a 11 percent hike in the bills they began receiving this week; some have begun organizing community meetings to explore possible actions against it.
But based on a look at the government’s structural financial woes, the city would have had to raise taxes almost twice as much to truly balance the annual budget taking effect July 1 — or figure out how to cut another $30 million.
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by Carly Wanna | Jun 21, 2018 7:41 am | Comments (4)
Breeders’ permits. Inspections for breeding purposes. Microchipping of dogs. Litter permits.
Alders are considering some of those ideas to strengthen New Haven’s animal ordinance, in part to prevent repeats of horrific incidents like the mauling to death of a woman by two dogs in Beaver Hills.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 15, 2018 3:46 pm | Comments (18)
Mayor Toni Harp Friday placed Matthew Nemerson, her economic development chief, on an unpaid leave of absence.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 15, 2018 3:44 pm | Comments (28)
At an emergency meeting, representatives from several public employee unions tried to stop an imminent raid on the pension funds they’re owed.
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by Staff | Jun 15, 2018 2:40 pm | Comments (37)
Mayor Toni Harp gave raises to top non-union managers and confidential employees, in some cases their first raises in four years. The move prompted outraged alders to launch an investigation.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 14, 2018 5:04 pm | Comments (1)
After months of planning, neighborhood leaders from all over town served up a sample of what you can expect from their efforts to create a summer of fun—affordable fun—all over the city.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 12, 2018 7:57 am | Comments (38)
The city plans to fill a $14 million projected deficit this fiscal year with money originally budgeted for underfunded pensions, and with an extra $2.5 million from Yale University.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 7, 2018 8:05 am | Comments (36)
A task force charged with crafting policy solutions to address the city’s affordable housing crisis got a look at just how big the problem is at its first public hearing Wednesday night.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 6, 2018 5:09 pm | Comments (5)
The New Haven Port now has $500,000 to spend to figure out how best to connect freight rail lines and the city’s port authority so that more and more incoming cargo is carried by train rather than by truck.
Continue reading ‘Port-To-Train Study Is On The Way’