In second protest of the day, demonstrators block downtown streets
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
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
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
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
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.
City eyes Strong School rehab
After rejecting plans to redevelop the Strong School building in Fair Haven on Monday, the city has changed course and may finally be moving forward with plans to turn the building into a community center.
Early voting amendment fails
Connecticut elected a Democratic governor this year, but Tuesday was a bittersweet night for many state Democrats as Question 1, also known as the Early Voting Amendment, failed at the polls.
Alders approve firefighter contract
After years of administrative turmoil at the New Haven Fire Department, the Board of Alders unanimously approved a contract extension through June 2018.
Harp pledges Ebola aid
Three weeks after New Haven experienced a taste of the fear and uncertainty surrounding Ebola, Mayor Toni Harp announced a fundraising initiative to aid the fight against the virus in Sierra Leone.
MALLOY POISED TO CLINCH VICTORY
More than six hours after polls closed on Tuesday evening, results pointed toward a victory for Gov. Dannel Malloy in Connecticut’s gubernatorial race.