New Haven immigrants mull Obama order
The Elm City is currently home to around 14,000 undocumented immigrants, according to Mary Buchanan of DataHaven. It remains unclear just how many will still be at risk of deportation under Obama’s executive action.
Anti-blight director departs
Mayor Toni Harp is now in the process of reviewing candidates to replace Johnson as leader of a city department with a sprawling mandate of enforcing housing codes, reducing blight, supporting home-ownership and improving quality of life in New Haven neighborhoods.
Bicyclists present robbery threat
While police report that violent crime on campus and in the city is on the decline, students have reported being robbed on multiple occasions this semester by groups of teenagers, who sometimes don Halloween masks, riding bicycles.
City looks to be smoke-free
Mayor Toni Harp gathered with city officials and community leaders yesterday evening to launch New Haven Smokeout — her plan to eliminate smoking from the city by the end of this fiscal year next June.
New Haven Promise hosts national conference
About 200 education and economic development experts from across the country gathered in the Yale University Art Gallery on Wednesday evening to celebrate the first night of PromiseNet 2014 — a three-day national education conference.
Connecticut ranks sixth in student debt
Although a recent report has pegged Connecticut as the state with the sixth most student debt for U.S. college graduates, Yale’s student debt levels stand significantly below the national average.
Lou Lou boutique makes foray into Elm City
Slated to open on Dec. 1, jewelry and accessories store Lou Lou Boutiques is hoping to carve its place among several other boutique shops on Chapel Street and the Broadway Shopping District.
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.
Elm City Market leadership faces lawsuit
Following the Elm City Cooperative Market’s foreclosure in September, one board member of the former co-op, Bruce Becker, is filing suit against the market's former leadership.