by Thomas Breen | Apr 24, 2018 8:18 pm | Comments (1)
New Haven celebrated its 380th birthday Tuesday afternoon with a party that promoted diversity, opportunity and progress, and singled out seven individuals who have left a lasting imprint on the city’s cultural, physical and spiritual landscape.
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by Allan Appel | Apr 24, 2018 1:40 pm
You’ve heard of dialing 9-1-1 in a police emergency.
And there used to be, in New Haven, a 3-1-1 non-emergency number for city services from fixing potholes to figuring out the mystery of an abandoned boat beside the roadway. (Then SeeClickFix replaced it for city offices.)
Now there’s 2-1-1 to provide new streamlined access, resources, and connecting young parents to what they specifically need for kids — and their families — to be healthy in the developmentally crucial early years of life.
Continue reading ‘“Healthy From Day One” Gains Momentum’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 20, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (30)
The city’s pension funds should have over $1 billion in the bank.
They have under $500 million.
That’s a problem. How to fix it?
Continue reading ‘Needed: $1.2B. In The Bank: $468M’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 19, 2018 8:02 am | Comments (7)
By the end of this summer New Haveners will be able to walk and bike along a short, refurbished trail that runs adjacent to the Mill River, and get a sense of what it may be like to travel from East Rock to Criscuolo Park without needing to get in a car or bus.
Continue reading ‘Mill River Trail’s Phase One Approved’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 18, 2018 1:27 pm | Comments (5)
A Board of Alders public hearing on a proposed moratorium on the conversion and demolition of boarding-room units in the city will continue as the proposed language continues to take shape. The rehabilitation of the Hotel Duncan from a boarding house into a luxury “boutique” inn will continue, too.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 17, 2018 8:13 am | Comments (23)
Drawing on her own story as a working single mother who ascended to the middle class, the co-chair of the Black & Hispanic Caucus called out slumlords and put high-end developers on notice that affordable housing needs to be part of their plans for the Elm City.
Continue reading ‘Colon Slams Slumlords, Praises Hill Model’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 10, 2018 2:23 pm | Comments (1)
The One City Initiative website is live. The logo for the initiative continues to evolve. And ideas and plans for 60 days of summer adventures and the expo to kick things off are coming together.
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by Thomas Breen | Apr 10, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (14)
The Middletown Avenue building that houses the city’s snow plows, street sweeping trucks and most public works staffers is crumbling under years of sustained exposure to salt, propped up by an “aluminum forest” of temporary support beams, and desperately in need of a $10 million comprehensive redesign and rehabilitation.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 10, 2018 7:47 am | Comments (4)
New Haven’s mayor was in China Monday pitching potential new local investors and sealing the deal for a new sister city.
New Haven’s mayor also welcomed the governor to Wilbur Cross High School Monday.
Continue reading ‘Mayor Morrison’s On Call’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 5, 2018 8:10 am | Comments (13)
The city’s Commission on Equal Opportunities finally has a new “utilization monitor” to visit construction sites and hold builders’ feet to the fire for hiring women and minorities on building jobs. But who will lead the commission in the future remains uncertain.
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