Elm City charter revision begins
For the first time in a decade, a Board of Aldermen-appointed commission met Monday to begin the process of revising New Haven’s charter, the document that outlines the structure of the city government.
Dirt bikers ruffle city
New Haven is seeking help from the state legislature to crack down on dirt bikers that drive illegally on New Haven’s streets with near impunity.
Education funds’ increase unlikely
While activists in Connecticut push for an increase in education funding from the state government, a projected state budget deficit stands to thwart their efforts.
Yale faculty give big to Democrats
Yale employees, free to donate to any candidate, contributed $429,506 toward candidates and political groups in this year’s election cycle.
ICE fines state businesses for workers
Broadway’s famous grocery store and delicatessen Gourmet Heaven was fined nearly $6,000 during the last fiscal year for employing undocumented workers.
Ward 1 voters support Obama
After President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign brought record-breaking numbers of young voters to the polls, many pundits thought this year would see far less enthusiasm. But over a thousand students waited outside the Ward 1 New Haven Public Library polling station for over an hour in near-freezing temperatures yesterday, casting 1,346 votes in the »
Empty factory to become lofts
Science Park has taken another step forward in its transition from an industrial wasteland to a livable area. On Wednesday, the City Plan Commission approved detailed measures for the renovation of two vacant Winchester rifle factory buildings into 158 new loft-style apartments in Science Park. The project, which is called Winchester Lofts, will cost about »
New Haven eyes charter reform
New Haven residents will have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to make major changes to city government in coming months, potentially reshaping City Hall and the political playing field. The city is initiating a process to revise its charter — the basis for the city’s government — which has not been revised since 1993. City Hall is »
Death penalty repeal to hit House floor
After more than 10 hours of debate, the state Senate last Thursday approved a measure replacing the death penalty with life in prison without parole by a vote of 20 to 16. In hopes of pressuring state representatives in Hartford to approve the measure, city officials, including Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and New Haven Police »
Small liquor stores protest reform
Small liquor store owners are protesting a package of reforms to liquor laws announced by Gov. Dannel Malloy last month. Malloy proposed a number of changes to the state’s liquor laws in January, the most popular of which was a repeal of the state’s Sunday blue laws, which forbid the sale of alcohol on Sundays. »