Harrison & Saiano: For a living wage

September 13, 2010
Alderman Mike Jones ’11 is sponsoring legislation that would make New Haven more livable for those who work in its government and its businesses. Since last spring, he has been working to increase New Haven’s living wage and expand it to include more workers in the city. We support this effort. Katie ran for Ward »

Harrison: Alderman should aim high

April 16, 2009
I am a realist with a big vision. Since the beginning of my campaign, I have talked about responsible development because it’s a central aspect of the day-to-day workings of the Board of Aldermen. I will continue to make it a priority on the board. I am not afraid to address New Haven’s fundamental economic »

Harrison: Bringing in outside experience

March 27, 2009
What does the Board of Aldermen actually do? As the city’s legislative body, the board has three primary tasks: writing and passing legislation, approving the annual budget, and acting as the zoning board. In addition, the board can hold public hearings on issues raised in the community, and aldermen play an important role in lobbying »

In expansion, consider quality of faculty, staff positions

December 12, 2007
The proposed new residential colleges offer students the promise of a larger, more diverse student body and an enriched college experience both in and out of the classroom. Given Yale’s past behaviors in development and the speed with which this project is proceeding students ought to be concerned with the consequences these new buildings will »