City Homeless Demand Bill Of Rights

by Thomas Breen | Dec 17, 2018 4:42 pm | Comments (15)

Thomas Breen photoVerna spent five years sleeping on the streets after she lost her manufacturing job.

Now living in her own Fair Haven apartment, she’s still haunted by the constant stress, anxiety, and humiliation she felt whenever city police asked her to move from a bench or a sidewalk grate or a stretch of grass downtown where she had managed to fall asleep.

On Monday afternoon, Verna added her voice and her story to a broader call by local homelessness advocates seeking to codify a city “bill of rights” for New Haveners without a home.

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City Pitches Food Economy Future

by Thomas Breen | Dec 13, 2018 12:29 pm

Lucy Gellman photoConnect 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.

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