Perez departure leaves Ward 5 seat open
A new face will soon represent the Hill neighborhood on the Board of Alders, as its long-standing alder takes his leave of New Haven politics to assume a statewide position.
Seeking to boost IT, Harp proposes CIO position
For the second consecutive budget season, the city’s finance department is calling to update the city’s public information technology; however, alders remain wary about funneling even more money into IT.
Understaffing concerns persist at third budget workshop
City officials argued yesterday that a steady increase in New Haven’s population has led to understaffing in city departments. They called on alders to approve the staffing increases that Mayor Toni Harp proposed in her budget.
Residents highlight understaffing at second budget hearing
Apprehensive parents, community organizers and business owners stood before the Board of Alders’ finance committee last night to voice concerns about understaffed city departments during the second public hearing of the budget season.
Study finds headway in NHPS performance
Two city initiatives have successfully cut high school dropout rates, boosted test scores and raised college enrollment, according to an analysis by international think tank RAND Corporation.
First budget hearing draws small turnout
With no contentious tax hikes in Mayor Toni Harp’s proposed budget to draw a crowd, the Board of Alders’ finance committee gathered in a sparsely populated auditorium Thursday evening to host the first public hearing of the budget season.
Eidelson defends youth agenda
Though she has not yet announced whether or not she will seek a third term, Ward 1 Alder Sarah Eidelson ’12 would leave a void in leadership in the city’s youth services committee if she chooses not to run for re-election.