by Kellyann Day | Mar 22, 2019 12:22 pm
(Opinion) Dan Rather doesn’t appear on TV much anymore, but something he said has stayed with me as my colleagues and I experience the ups and downs of trying to prevent homelessness. “If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey,” he observed, “most of us would never start out at all.”
That may be true for some. But I’m lucky enough to have colleagues who would have embarked, and have stayed with it, regardless.
Continue reading ‘We Will Save Lives’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 22, 2019 7:38 am | Comments (2)
Flooding concerns have added nearly a year’s delay to the initial timeline for a proposed new primary care center on Long Wharf.
Continue reading ‘Primary Care Move Delayed To 2020’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 20, 2019 4:18 pm | Comments (5)
Rosa DeLauro isn’t afraid of a Democratic Party fight over whether to reform or to overhaul healthcare in this country.
In fact, she welcomes the debate.
Because now that almost all Democrats share a common vision for moving towards universal healthcare in one way or another, the ensuing intraparty scrap should only strengthen those proposals for how to get there.
Continue reading ‘DeLauro Wades Into Healthcare Debate’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 19, 2019 3:37 pm | Comments (2)
Rock stars and environmentalists rejoice: College Street will soon be home to four new electric vehicle charging stations, two for buses and two for cars.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 15, 2019 7:36 am | Comments (3)
While proposals that would nudge small school districts toward regionalization might have attracted the most attention at the Legislative Office Building this year, a slew of lesser-known education bills could change the way kids learn, from preschool all the way through college.
Continue reading ‘School Discipline, Racial Diversity Targeted’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 13, 2019 1:28 pm | Comments (12)
More money to educate students with limited English or learning disabilities. A curriculum that teaches kids about the U.S.‘s long history of racial discrimination. More time for children to play and for teens to sleep in.
New Haven has its eye on state bills that seek to create those outcomes.
Continue reading ‘At Stake: Recess, Special Ed, Black History’
by Allan Appel | Mar 7, 2019 6:09 pm | Comments (6)
The cell phone array, completely enclosed in the church steeple, is completely safe. It provides income badly needed by an historic church. It looks fine. Property values will be unaffected.
Or ... Who really wants to live next to a nine-antennae array? And the science is not definitive over whether radio frequency emanations cause cancer.
Continue reading ‘T-Mobile Tries Again’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 7, 2019 6:08 pm | Comments (1)
While she was living on the street, Yezenia Lebron dropped into hospital emergency rooms about every two months.
After using drugs consistently, she’d wasted away to 94 pounds, She needed help dealing with bacterial infections, substance use disorder and suicidal thoughts.
Continue reading ‘$2.48M Test Will Help 130 Homeless Women’
by Paul Bass | Mar 5, 2019 8:43 am
Yale New Haven Hospital is adding to its Saint Raphael campus in a move expected to boost city revenues in the coming fiscal year.
Continue reading ‘YNHH Plans New Construction On St. Raphael Campus’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 18, 2019 3:29 pm | Comments (11)
A new proposed city law would bump up the minimum legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old.
If passed, New Haven would join six states and over 400 different municipalities around the country in an attempt to curb teenage smoking by pushing tobacco products a bit further out of reach of high schoolers.
Continue reading ‘Bill Would Raise Tobacco Sales Age To 21’