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.
City to appoint assistant fire chief
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.
City’s small business center gets a boost
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.