by Thomas Breen | Dec 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Connect local restaurants with nearby farms. Remove regulatory hurdles for food-related micro-businesses. And build an incubator kitchen and community center that caters to New Haven’s culinary entrepreneurs.
Officials proposed those and other food-related economic development initiatives at a food sector-focused meeting of the Development Commission.
Continue reading ‘City Pitches Food Economy Future’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 11, 2018 7:33 am | Comments (2)
The city’s Health Department plans to contract with a Middletown-based nurse temp agency to make up for a rash of unexpected vacancies and illnesses among city nurses — right at flu-shot crunch time.
Continue reading ‘Shots Needed — & Nurses Are Out’
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 Paul Bass | Dec 5, 2018 7:59 am | Comments (2)
Rather than hire a new economic development chief in the near future, Mayor Toni Harp is asking Michael Piscitelli to serve in the role on an “acting basis” for a year.
Continue reading ‘Piscitelli Commits To A Year’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 5, 2018 7:57 am | Comments (32)
What might have been a routine resolution recognizing the death of a well-known former resident touched a nerve at Monday’s Board of Alders meeting.
Continue reading ‘Bush Resolution Touches A Nerve’
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 2:34 pm
The Board of Alders voted unanimously Monday in favor of a comprehensive audit of all the city’s Department of Youth Services’ funds and accounts.
Continue reading ‘Youth Dept. Faces Audit’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 4, 2018 12:13 pm | Comments (5)
The two city pensions are each currently funded at around 40 percent, leaving roughly $700 million in unfunded liabilities.
A new task force consisting of alders, city staff, and pension fund trustees aims to try to figure out how that happened, as well as how to get those funding levels up.
Continue reading ‘Task Force Eyes $700M Pension Hole’
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’
by Allan Appel | Dec 3, 2018 7:48 am | Comments (1)
A church in the Hill bought a new building but forgot to register it as a nonprofit until a shocking summons arrived: Pay up thousands in back taxes or face foreclosure.
A minimum-wage laborer watched his back car taxes go up, for years during which he no longer even owned the vehicle.
And the general manager of a small business faced a $600 tax bill because he failed to send in his commercial property declaration.
Continue reading ‘Taxpayers Seek Redemption’