Local leaders to investigate commuting disparities

In an effort to improve New Haven residents’ access to jobs that are moving out to surrounding towns, a consortium of regional organizations met last week to discuss improvements to public transportation.

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Relocation of prisoners spurs local outcry

Students, advocacy organizations and faith groups convened downtown on Tuesday morning to decry the transfer of inmates from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution.

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ICE drops Islas case as activists face charges

Jose Maria Islas is now safe from deportation, after a long and well publicized struggle.

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Elm City disparities persist

New Haven continues to face severe racial and income disparities in quality of health and educational achievement, according to a report released by DataHaven.

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Grant could transform armory into community center

Governor Dannel Malloy has yet to approve a $2.6 million state grant meant to repair damage to the historic Goffe Street Armory into a community center.

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Aldermen debate food stamps

A new proposal working its way though city government could win hundreds of thousands of dollars of job training for food stamp beneficiaries. In a meeting Wednesday night, the New Haven Board of Aldermen’s Human Services Committee unanimously authorized a proposal to secure over half a million dollars from the Connecticut Department of Social Services […]

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Yale’s Police Academy begins seventh year

The Yale Police Department announced earlier this month that its annual police academy program will officially kickoff on Oct. 12.

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Labor advocates continue GHeav boycott

A number of Yale students and New Haven residents have led a boycott on Gourmet Heaven.

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Nonprofits apply for funds from corporations

The Board of Aldermen’s Human Services Committee convened Wednesday evening to allow over 40 nonprofit organizations in New Haven to solicit corporations for donations through the Neighborhood Assistance Act.

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Local hiring a charter reform priority

New Haven’s charter may give a higher preference to city residents for civil service positions if the Board of Aldermen votes in favor of such a proposed revision this May.

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Arts and revitalization funding approved

The Winchester Revitalization Art Project received a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to expand its programs and events.

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Mayor proposes Shubert management transfer

Approaching its 100th year on College Street, the historic Shubert Theater will soon begin operating independently once more, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced in his final State of the City address.

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