by Thomas Breen | Mar 14, 2019 11:49 am | Comments (3)
How will the school system close a potential $30 million deficit this coming fiscal year?
Not with the help of a bailout from the city or the state, according to city financial staff and the mayor’s proposed budget.
Continue reading ‘No Quick Fix Seen For Looming Schools Deficit’
by Paul Bass | Mar 12, 2019 5:57 pm | Comments (15)
He’d worked long enough in payroll to know how, for instance, to pay himself in advance for vacation time — then again when he got back.
That’s one of many explanations police are probing in an investigation into how a 42-year city employee allegedly siphoned off money for himself since 2003 without getting caught — to the tune of up to $100,000.
Continue reading ‘Alleged 15-Year Payroll Theft Discovered’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 11, 2019 7:44 am | Comments (1)
Mayor Toni Harp and the New Haven chapter of The Links Inc. teamed up for an International Women’s Day observance to honor women who serve in city government and to highlight the horrors of human sex trafficking.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 8, 2019 1:03 pm | Comments (13)
The city’s affordable housing crisis is not just a matter bedeviling working families. It hits homeless teens and young single parents too.
Continue reading ‘Housing Hearing Highlights Youth Homelessness’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 5, 2019 3:36 pm | Comments (5)
Over $1.1 million in state aid is on its way to help fix up and improve a host of parks throughout the city, including a new proposed homicide memorial park on Valley Street.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 5, 2019 8:47 am | Comments (4)
The Connecticut Supreme Court has decided unanimously that New Haven owes its former tax assessor at least $92,000 in attorney fees after refusing to defend him against a meritless lawsuit.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 5, 2019 8:42 am | Comments (12)
Alders approved transferring $5.6 million from the city’s debt service other accounts to cover fire and police overtime.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 1, 2019 6:05 pm | Comments (16)
The city’s net taxable grand list shrank by $15 million, or .23 percent, despite the city’s current building boom.
That grand list detail emerged in the mayor’s proposed $556.6 million new fiscal year operating budget, which was published in full on Friday afternoon.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 1, 2019 9:12 am | Comments (18)
Local college officials can help New Haven fix its broken elections by encouraging students to register before Election Day and telling them the right place to vote.
That was one of over two dozen recommendations that city alders, polling place moderators, and student voters suggested Thursday night for unbreaking the system.
Continue reading ‘Fixes Floated For Broken Elections’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 28, 2019 4:01 pm | Comments (18)
No tax increase. A marginal bump, not a new $30 million, for the Board of Ed. Bigger pension investments.
And a 1.75 percent overall increase in spending, to be covered by debt savings and a host of small new sources of revenue.
Those are a few of the highlights from the mayor’s proposed $556.6 million operating budget for the next fiscal year.
Continue reading ‘Harp Budget: $9.5M Increase, No Tax Hike’