Columbus House finds new home

Mayor John DeStefano Jr. entered 586 Ella T. Grasso Blvd. Thursday to recognize the new site of the Columbus House homeless shelter, but despite the snowy conditions outside he was reluctant to take off his coat. “Is it me or is it cold in here?” DeStefano asked. After four years of searching for a location, […]


Commission proposes new zoning regulations

In a bid to preserve Wooster Square’s residential character, the City Plan Commission voted last week to increase the number of parking spots required for new multifamily homes in the district. The commission, whose decision must be approved by the Board of Aldermen, recommended all newly built residences have one parking space for the structure’s […]


Yale athletes help out at hospital

The scene at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saturday resembled a birthday party: clowns providing amusement with magic tricks, athletes signing autographs and a cake in honor of the children. But this was no ordinary party, and the participants not your average children. The hospital was celebrating the second annual Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day, now recognized […]


Mayor’s education plans meet with little reaction

Two days after Mayor John DeStefano Jr. proposed to increase school choice and to toughen educational standards, school system administrators and union officials were taking a wait-and-see attitude toward the plan’s prospects. DeStefano’s proposals would permit parents to decide which public schools their children attend, continue the proliferation of magnet and charter schools in the […]


Hospital union hearing rescheduled

Despite a week of talks between Yale-New Haven Hospital and the union trying to represent the hospital’s workers that was intended to produce a settlement without federal intervention, the National Labor Relations Board has rescheduled a hearing for next month to resolve the union’s complaint that the hospital intimidated workers. The NLRB announced Monday the […]


City schools rank high in racial diversity

In terms of meeting state guidelines for school desegregation, New Haven has been getting high marks when compared to other Connecticut cities. This month, state Education Commissioner Theodore Sergi proposed building more interdistrict magnet schools to increase racial diversity among students, but New Haven has been running such magnet schools since 1996. It’s the largest […]


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