by Allan Appel | Apr 20, 2018 7:49 am | Comments (6)
It was a mistake for New Haven to pursue, along with Bridgeport, old ideas of economic development, like the elusive goal of attracting Amazon’s second headquarters with large tax incentives.
But the two cities should continue working together and through other regional partnerships—along with new approaches—so that economic growth and social equity can grow hand in hand in Greater New Haven.
Continue reading ‘Urban Expert Calls For “Inclusive Growth”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 16, 2018 2:16 pm | Comments (4)
One little girl wouldn’t let go of LEAP lifeguard Shanahia Fernandez’s neck, but she made it into the pool. Another little girl had to be coaxed to just put her feet in the water.
Continue reading ‘New Lifeguards Minted’
by Staff | Apr 4, 2018 3:02 pm
A program that uses art to help schoolkids with trauma is spreading from New Haven across the troubled nation.
Continue reading ‘Kids & Trauma Effort Comes ALIVE With New Book’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 23, 2018 1:36 pm | Comments (30)
Two years after the city planned to open a youth activity center and homeless shelter on Orchard Street, the director of the project said that the new open date is just three months away.
Well, three months away from a date in the near future.
If the project receives some new cash in this coming year’s capital budget.
Continue reading ‘More Delays Plague “Escape” Youth Center’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 8, 2018 3:42 pm | Comments (25)
The city’s school facilities director has again failed to get 11 needed contract renewals past the Board of Education’s Finance Committee, leaving instead with a public dressing-down and an order to clean up rusty nails and black mold at Wilbur Cross’s pool.
Continue reading ‘Contractor Grilled About School Disrepair’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 1, 2018 8:38 am
Alejandro Pabon-Rey started attending community management team meetings after his college advisor told him that the monthly meetings were a good place to learn about local politics and issues.
Continue reading ‘Poli Sci Grad Tackles Real Life In The Hill’
by Paul Bass | Feb 27, 2018 2:30 pm
The Harp administration’s new social services chief won a ringing endorsement Monday night during a confirmation hearing at City Hall.
Continue reading ‘Social-Services Chief Impresses Alders’
by Michelle Liu | Feb 26, 2018 8:50 am
When Sharon Stevens lost her job of ten years last fall, she didn’t just move on.
Continue reading ‘“Women Of Power” Revive To Feed A Village’
by Paul Bass | Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am | Comments (3)
As Community Action Agency (CAA) reopened its doors partway, Mayor Toni Harp called on the state to forgive a decades-old debate to help the anti-poverty group stay in business longer term.
Continue reading ‘CAA Partially Reopens; Harp Calls On State To Forgive Old Debt’
by Paul Bass | Feb 9, 2018 11:31 am | Comments (1)
One of New Haven’s largest anti-poverty agencies abruptly shut its doors Friday. It couldn’t make payroll after its bank drained $200,000 from its account, in part to pay another social-service group to which it owed money.
(Update Friday 4:51 p.m.: The agency’s director said it will reopen on a limited basis starting Monday.)
Continue reading ‘CAA Closes Doors After Bank Drains Account’