by Paul Bass | Oct 12, 2018 2:01 pm | Comments (8)
Next Wednesday morning, Patricia Lawlor plans to show up for the same employer she has served since Dwight Eisenhower was president.
She plans to arrive at City Hall by 6:30 as usual. Before anyone else gets there.
Continue reading ‘59 Years Later, A Public Servant Exits’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 12, 2018 1:54 pm | Comments (6)
The role of New Haven’s teachers union is being seriously debated for the first time in a decade, as its longtime president faces a challenge from within his ranks.
Continue reading ‘Union Challenge: Fight Or Collaborate?’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 11, 2018 7:59 am | Comments (12)
Grilled at a two-hour-long confirmation hearing, the returning City Hall official Mayor Toni Harp has tapped to oversee city services said his first priority will be reining in runaway police and fire overtime costs.
Continue reading ‘Incoming CAO Vows To Rein In Overtime’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 4, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (17)
A Wilbur Cross employee dedicated to helping struggling youth lost his cool with one of the hardest-to-reach kids and ended up with a 15-day suspension without pay.
Continue reading ‘Schools: Youth Worker “Provoked” Fight’
by Paul Bass | Oct 2, 2018 1:01 pm | Comments (1)
Rosa Morales went to see “that lawyer on State Street.” Then she lost her job.
Continue reading ‘Workers’ Rights Campaign Revs Up’
by Paul Bass | Sep 28, 2018 7:54 am | Comments (2)
INCIDENT/ INVESTIGATION REPORT
On September 27, 2018, at 1202 hours I was dispatched to 101 Ashmun St. in response to a larceny complaint.
Continue reading ‘Yale Cops Report A “Larceny”’
by Christopher Peak | Sep 24, 2018 8:08 am | Comments (10)
A decade ago, Richard Cowes quit his high-paying job in the insurance industry to go into education. He started off teaching as a substitute, earning $50 a day, just to see what the profession would be like. After he completed an alternative certification program, New Haven hired him to teach math classes.
Continue reading ‘City Looks Within Ranks To Groom Teachers Of Color’
by Allan Appel | Sep 21, 2018 8:08 am | Comments (7)
The John C. Daniels Inderdistrict Magnet School library has become a “ghost town.” The science fair, the school play, the book fair, and the student-made school bulletin are in jeaprody. The website is not being updated. Setting up and linking the teachers’ computers have also become difficult.
Meanwhile, the school’s longtime library media specialist, Patricia McGovern, the person who knows where to find the light switch in the auditorium and every room key, has been cut from full to half time. That has meant a loss of institutional memory in a school that has seen changing leadership over the last years.
Continue reading ‘Daniels Parents Plead With Birks On Staff Cuts’
by Christopher Peak | Sep 17, 2018 11:35 pm | Comments (17)
Three months behind schedule, a new crop of students arrived for their first day of classes this week: the 31 police cadets who’ll be trained at the policy academy.
Continue reading ‘Training Starts For 31 Police Cadets’
by Paul Bass & Christopher Peak | Sep 14, 2018 2:07 pm | Comments (41)
Police Chief Anthony Campbell took office promising to tackle domestic violence — and now finds himself addressing it among his own ranks.
In the last three months, four of Campbell’s officers have been arrested on charges of domestic violence.
Continue reading ‘4 Cops Arrested For Domestic Violence’