by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 20, 2018 2:59 pm | Comments (2)
Francine Caplan wasn’t sure she’d live to see the day where she didn’t hear a hail of gunfire just blocks away from her home. She and her neighbors had been pushing for what seemed like forever—actually more than two decades—for the city to move the outdoor police firing range in Beaver Hills.
Continue reading ‘Shhh!! New Firing Range Opens’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 19, 2018 3:22 pm
The City Plan Commission voted to recommend that the city follow through on an application for $4.1 million in federal lead abatement funding, while the chair also cautioned that the city should seek out new sources of funding to confront the citywide problem of childhood lead poisoning.
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by Thomas Breen | Jul 19, 2018 7:49 am | Comments (7)
City planners granted the brand new owners of a Union Street property a five-year extension to complete the previous owner’s plans for a long-delayed mixed-use development on the downtown side of Wooster Square.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 18, 2018 8:45 am | Comments (21)
Three major annual city events owe a combined almost $700,000 for police services provided over the last four years. Alders want organizers to pay up.
But first the city might have to overhaul a system that allows past due bills to fall through the cracks.
Continue reading ‘Tourney, Parades Stiff City On Overtime’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 17, 2018 8:02 am | Comments (2)
The city expects to collect at least $1.6 million in reimbursements for a sorely depleted medical fund from an insurance policy that hasn’t paid out in a decade.
Continue reading ‘City Ends Policy As It Begins To Pay Off’
by Paul Bass | Jul 16, 2018 10:45 pm | Comments (18)
New Haven has decided that rather than seek a Hartford-style state bailout to balance its books, it will refinance its debt again.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 13, 2018 1:51 pm | Comments (22)
The city’s newly appointed Affordable Housing Task Force is looking to come up with a uniquely New Haven definition of “affordable.”
Continue reading ‘Challenge One: Define “Affordable”’
by Paul Bass | Jul 12, 2018 1:29 pm | Comments (6)
Downsizing New Haven’s police patrols isn’t on the agenda, but cutting the number of assistant chiefs might be.
Continue reading ‘Mayor Open To Idea Of Fewer Top Cops’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 11, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (5)
The city and the local attorneys union have agreed to a new four-year contract that follows a trend in recent city-labor deals by trading modest raises for increased employee healthcare and post-employment benefit contributions.
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by Thomas Breen | Jul 10, 2018 8:19 am | Comments (34)
The average city homeowner will save around $10 on his or her new property tax bill if alders follow through on plans to strip city department budgets by nearly half of a million dollars and put that money instead towards reducing the new 11 percent tax increase.
Continue reading ‘Alders Play Hardball With Mayor’s Raises’