Alders, public reimagine Civilian Review Board
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
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.
Graduate housing project moves forward
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.
Alders debate accepting federal justice assistance grant
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
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.