by Thomas Breen | Aug 14, 2018 12:12 pm | Comments (17)
Five weeks into the current fiscal year, the police department’s actual weekly overtime is double what’s in the budget. The fire department’s weekly overtime is one and a half times over budget.
Continue reading ‘Police, Fire Chiefs: Overtime Budgets “Unrealistic”’
by Hacibey Catalbasoglu | Aug 13, 2018 12:21 pm | Comments (48)
(Opinion) New Haven’s flag is outdated and poorly designed. To many of you, it may come as a surprise that we even have a flag.
In fact, we use our flag so infrequently that, in 2018, many city officials still wear an All-American City Pin from 2008. Cities with successful flags can utilize them to bring together entire neighborhoods and elicit emotions of pride and unity.
Continue reading ‘You Call This A Flag?’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 10, 2018 1:40 pm | Comments (15)
The mayor and the president of the Board of Education appeared with the superintendent of schools Friday to offer public support for her recommendations for cutting her budget.
Continue reading ‘Birks, Ed Board: We’re Cooperating Now’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 10, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (25)
When Kevin Staton first flicked on the lights in the Hillhouse High School library, only five worked; the other 25 stayed unlit. The computers malfunctioned. The chairs wobbled. A brown stain in the ceiling stared back at him.
Continue reading ‘Laid-Off Educator Makes A Final Request’
by Paul Bass | Aug 10, 2018 7:57 am | Comments (12)
Josh Elliott took down names. But he didn’t broadcast them.
Continue reading ‘This Time, Elliott Runs From The Inside’
by Paul Bass | Aug 9, 2018 4:25 pm | Comments (19)
We need to force suburbs to house more of the poor — and also enlist them in a joint effort to cut our municipal costs.
New Haven State Rep. Roland Lemar delivered that message about the current challenges facing Connecticut’s urban-suburban relationship during a reelection fundraiser and meet-and-greet.
Continue reading ‘Roland Lemar “Names Names”’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 8, 2018 3:27 pm | Comments (2)
Alders gave the city’s beleaguered Health Department their blessing to apply for millions of dollars in federal lead-paint clean-up money, but vowed to ensure limited funds aren’t squandered on slumlords who don’t make repairs.
Continue reading ‘Health Officials Grilled On Lead Plans’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 8, 2018 8:25 am | Comments (16)
A passionate debate for the support of the Democratic Party base got into the weeds Tuesday night — or, more specifically, into weed.
Continue reading ‘Mattei Seeks To Smoke Out Tong’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 7, 2018 3:19 pm | Comments (24)
A statewide professional association is calling into question a claim that New Haven schools will have enough school counselors after the latest wave of layoffs.
Continue reading ‘School Counselor Cuts Questioned’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 7, 2018 8:14 am | Comments (47)
A Boston-based developer will buy over 300 Ninth Square apartments and keep more than half of them “affordable” in return for a 20-year tax abatement, under an agreement revealed Monday night.
Continue reading ‘9th Sq. Deal Preserves Affordable Housing’