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.
Uber finds success at Yale despite safety concerns
As incidents of crime involving Uber gain media attention, state officials are voicing concerns about the ride-share company’s lack of regulation. Yet, the University has not advised students against the service, and it remains a popular transportation option among Yalies.
Seeking to boost IT, Harp proposes CIO position
For the second consecutive budget season, the city’s finance department is calling to update the city’s public information technology; however, alders remain wary about funneling even more money into IT.
Harp, Murphy honor Schwartz at breakfast celebration
Invitations in hand, city and state officials came together Thursday morning to honor Linda Schwartz — a representative from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — with speeches, tears of gratitude and bacon and cheese omelettes.
Harp announces canvas to increase literacy
As if a childhood storybook character had sprung alive and traveled to the Elm City, Clifford the Big Red Dog made an appearance at City Hall Wednesday afternoon.
Malloy seeks funding to reduce school arrests
Amidst proposed cuts in certain adult education and summer school programs, Gov. Dannel Malloy is looking to expand funding for the School-Based Diversion Initiative, a program that has reduced in-school arrests by linking students to community-based services.
Understaffing concerns persist at third budget workshop
City officials argued yesterday that a steady increase in New Haven’s population has led to understaffing in city departments. They called on alders to approve the staffing increases that Mayor Toni Harp proposed in her budget.