Ward 1 race heats up as primary looms
Most Yalies have been absent from the Elm City for four months, but that hasn’t stopped the three-way race for Ward 1 alder from heating up, with the Democratic primary only weeks away.
As pollution authority expands, resistance rises
The Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority plays a vital role in the region’s infrastructure, dealing with the treatment and disposal of wastewater. Now, a proposed expansion of the authority to Stratford has provoked an intense debate in that town.
GOP candidate Eze ’16 to run for Ward 1
Eze's entrance will make the contest for the Ward 1 seat a three-candidate race. At roughly 11 p.m., a Facebook page for Eze’s candidacy went live. Fish Stark ’17 and current Ward 1 Alder Sarah Eidelson ’12 declared their candidacies earlier in the spring.
BOE works toward definition for student representatives
As several local students prepare to run for new spots on the city’s Board of Education, the Committee on Student Elections met yesterday to work toward a definition of the elected position’s roles and responsibilities.
City may increase health director salary
Since Mayor Toni Harp began her tenure, the post of city health director has been unfilled. But the city’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, currently before the Board of Alders, might change that.
Alders discuss police, fire department budgets
As the Board of Alders moved toward approving a budget for the coming fiscal year at a Wednesday night Finance Committee meeting, overtime costs and hiring levels at the police and fire departments rose to the forefront of discussion.
New Haven remembers Appomattox
One hundred and fifty years after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant’s Union forces at Appomattox Courthouse in central Virginia, a group of New Haven residents gathered to observe the anniversary on Thursday afternoon.
Activists and scholars urge juvenile justice reform
At a forum in the Dwight Hall common room last night, New Haven activists and legal experts underscored the importance of granting minors convicted to life sentences without parole a second look at their sentences.