by Thomas Breen | Nov 15, 2018 7:34 am | Comments (20)
A plan to convert the long-vacant and historic Pirelli Building into a 165-room hotel received approval from the City Plan Commission despite a one-hour push by labor-affiliated alders and city staff to stall the proposal.
Continue reading ‘Pirelli Hotel Plan Survives Surprise Attack’
by Christopher Peak | Nov 9, 2018 7:34 am | Comments (16)
A high-school teacher threw a pencil-sized stick of wood across a classroom, hitting a talkative student’s hand.
A fireable offense?
Superintendent Carol Birks thought so. The Board of Education disagreed.
Continue reading ‘Board Saves Teacher From Termination’
by Allan Appel | Nov 5, 2018 3:06 pm
An infant as young as ten days old, who isn’t even aware it has a face, will copy dad sticking out his own tongue, as long as the dad is holding him close and sticking out his tongue and paying full attention.
That’s why the first rule of good fathering is to be present, in the mindful sense.
Continue reading ‘Fatherhood Made Easier’
by Paul Bass | Nov 2, 2018 12:48 pm | Comments (23)
As many as 15 New Haven cops are looking to Yale to pull them away from the city’s ranks.
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by Allan Appel | Oct 31, 2018 11:11 am | Comments (2)
While New Haven’s police force remains in arbitration over a new contract, Yale cops voted 67-2 Tuesday to ratify a long-awaited new pact with the university.
Continue reading ‘Yale Police Union Ratifies 7-Year Contract’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 26, 2018 7:32 am | Comments (19)
A new city board is weighing whether to invest a small sum in the stock market in the hopes of eventually earning back at least a hundred million dollars that it owes to its public employees.
Continue reading ‘Can Daryl Jones Turn $3M Into $592M?’
by Paul Bass | Oct 25, 2018 1:52 pm | Comments (4)
Stanley Johnson squatted by a 9,000-pound Norway spruce he’d just hauled to the Green so that 30,000 colored lights can again cast a dreamy glow across the center of town.
Continue reading ‘Men Move Big Tree’
by Molly Montgomery | Oct 25, 2018 7:00 am | Comments (5)
Under a sign that read “Fighting For Our Future,” three local boys belted out “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” before a crowd of about 400 people who marched for accountability in downtown New Haven Wednesday evening — accountability on jobs from the city’s largest employer, and Election Day accountability from their neighbors. While Avion Downes and Shawn Sufra, fellow members of the anti-violence youth group Ice the Beef, backed him up, Javion Hines sang:
The road is long
with many a winding turn
that leads to who knows where
Who knows where
But I’m strong ...
Continue reading ‘Hundreds March For Accountability’
by Staff | Oct 18, 2018 6:56 am | Comments (6)
It took 28 months and 74 bargaining sessions, but Yale’s police union has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.
If the rank and file vote approval, the agreement will run seven years.
Continue reading ‘Cops, Yale Reach Tentative Contract Deal’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 17, 2018 7:24 am | Comments (6)
At the last minute, another challenger emerged in the heated contest for the presidency of the teachers union.
Continue reading ‘3rd Candidate Enters Teachers Union Race’