Alders, public reimagine Civilian Review Board

January 30, 2015 • 0
Amid a national conversation on race and police brutality, and coming in the wake of the detention at gunpoint of Tahj Blow ’16 by the Yale Police Department, the Board of Alders’ Legislation and Public Affairs committees met last night to begin the process of creating a new Civilian Review Board in the city, intended to hear, review and investigate complaints from residents about police conduct.

Students and legislators discuss e-cigarettes

January 27, 2015 • 0
A group of students and legislators met at the Metropolitan Business Academy in Wooster Square yesterday to discuss the health dangers of e-cigarettes and their effect on high school culture.

Reform proposals emphasize subpoena power for Civilian Review Board

January 26, 2015 • 0
At a public workshop in the Afro-American Cultural Center yesterday, community activists presented and discussed their proposals for an ordinance establishing a new Civilian Review Board.

Graduate housing project moves forward

January 22, 2015 • 0
Moving one step closer to completing a building intended for graduate student housing on Elm Street, Yale submitted a request for a variance and special exception from zoning regulations to the Board of Zoning Appeals yesterday.

Looking to reduce crime, alders approve Newhallville community grant

January 21, 2015 • 0
After months of debate among alders, residents and community figures alike, the Board of Alders voted unanimously yesterday to approve a million-dollar federal grant intended to reduce crime in Newhallville.

Seeking reform, alders suspend Civilian Review Board

January 15, 2015 • 0
At a time of significant nationwide protests in the wake of controversial jury decisions in Ferguson and New York, the meetings of the New Haven Civilian Review Board have been suspended.

Alders debate accepting federal justice assistance grant

January 12, 2015 • 0
After New Haven received a million-dollar federal Byrne Grant last fall aimed at reducing crime in Newhallville, community leaders are pushing to improve ties between police and residents in the neighborhood and across the city as part of its ongoing community policing strategy.

In second protest of the day, demonstrators block downtown streets

December 5, 2014 • 0
Six hours after a "die-in" on Wall Street condemning the no-indictments of the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner, protestors took to the streets to rally against police brutality, racial profiling and perceived injustices in the grand jury system.

Thousands rally for education reform

December 4, 2014 • 0
Mud, cold and persistent rain could not stop about 6,000 children, parents and teachers from gathering on the New Haven Green yesterday in a rally calling for improved urban public schools around Connecticut.

Labor relations director laid off

December 2, 2014 • 0
In an unexpected administrative reshuffle, Connecticut’s Director of Labor Relations Linda Yelmini has been asked to leave her post.

Harp announces youth wellness grant

November 19, 2014 • 0
Efforts to improve public health in the Elm City received a boost yesterday when Mayor Toni Harp announced that the city has secured a $4 million, five-year federal grant for youth wellness.

State fiscal climate calls for hiring freeze

November 18, 2014 • 0
With the state facing a projected cost overrun of $59 million, Gov. Dannel Malloy has called for a statewide public hiring freeze in an attempt to improve Connecticut’s finances.