Harp’s budget proposes $2.3 million in spending cuts

February 27, 2015 • 0
Faced with unexpected changes in revenue, New Haven city officials shaved the city’s projected expenses to balance Mayor Toni Harp’s budget proposal, which is due to the Board of Alders on Sunday.

Campaign to make city smoke-free slow to develop

February 24, 2015 • 0
Three months into its launch, the city’s campaign to be smoke-free by June is at a standstill.

City budget proposal to hinge on state funding

February 23, 2015 • 0
With Mayor Toni Harp’s budget proposal due to the Board of Alders by week’s end, New Haven will rely on the state’s commitment to municipal aid to bolster the city’s revenue.

Perez’s departure leaves void in Board of Alders leadership

February 19, 2015 • 0
As Board of Alders President Jorge Perez bids farewell to his 28-year career in city government, New Haven will look to a two-term alder to lead the board.

City to appoint assistant fire chief

February 16, 2015 • 0
Mayor Toni Harp and Fire Chief Allyn Wright jointly endorsed the candidacy of Battalion Chief Matt Marcarelli as assistant chief of operations last week. Their nomination will be considered by the Board of Fire Commissioners at its next meeting.

Perez to head to Hartford, step down as alder

February 16, 2015 • 0
After nearly three decades of public service in New Haven, Board of Alders President Jorge Perez is headed to Hartford.

City’s small business center gets a boost

February 13, 2015 • 0
City Hall’s Small Business Service Center will soon double in size — from one to two employees — in an effort to catalyze the Elm City’s entrepreneurial scene.

Visits from NEA, NEH celebrate New Haven arts scene

February 10, 2015 • 0
Bathed in pink light and flanked by ballerinas, Mayor Toni Harp, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and University President Peter Salovey faced a crowded ballroom at the Omni Hotel Monday night to celebrate their “valentines” this year — the arts and humanities organizations of New Haven.

Democracy Fund seeks new hires

February 9, 2015 • 0
After meeting only once in three months due to staff shortages, members of the Democracy Fund — the city’s public campaign financing system — met with Mayor Toni Harp last week to discuss new hires.

Harp defends record, lays out vision in state of the city

February 4, 2015 • 0
Noting President Barack Obama’s endorsement of New Haven’s progress in assisting at-risk youth at the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week, Mayor Toni Harp defended her record and presented her plan for moving the city forward in her state of the city address last night.
Storm Linus leaves 1.5 feet of snow

Storm Linus drops 1.5 feet of snow, prompts parking ban

February 3, 2015 • 0
As snow fell heavily Monday afternoon, Mayor Toni Harp extended the citywide parking ban overnight, while University snow crews plowed pathways around campus to clear the foot and a half of snow that had accumulated over the course of the day.

Democracy Fund may extend services to Board of Alders races

January 29, 2015 • 0
The Democracy Fund, New Haven’s public campaign financing program, took a step last night toward extending its services to races for the Board of Alders.