City | 4:45 pm | October 3, 2012 | By Diana Rosen

Valet parking hits Union Station


While commuters in the past have been forced to frantically search for last-minute parking when traveling through Union Station, they will now have the option of valet parking, thanks to a new joint effort between the New Haven Parking Authority and Conn. Department of Transportation that was unveiled Tuesday. “We are trying to put customer »

City | 4:50 pm | March 21, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

Higher One’s new headquarters open for business

The Winchester Repeating Arms factory in Newhallville stood empty for decades.

For its first 100 years, the Winchester Repeating Arms factory was known for producing an assortment of deadly firearms. Gov. Dannel Malloy, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and other city and University officials were on hand Tuesday as Higher One started a new chapter in the factory’s life — as the headquarters for New Haven-based financial »

City | 11:03 pm | February 8, 2012 | By Ben Prawdzik

Grand List shows growth in taxable property


New numbers out from City Hall show a growth of $860 million in the total assessed value of all taxable property in the city. The city’s most recent grand list, released in a Tuesday press release from the mayor’s office, shows a 16.7 percent increase in total property value over last year. The majority of »

City | 7:57 pm | February 7, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Street car might actually come to New Haven

The city is still mulling plans to construct a street car in downtown.

Forget Yale Transit — New Haven officials are looking at getting a street car once again. Last October, the Board of Alderman struck down a proposal to apply for an $800,000 grant from the federal government to build a streetcar because they would have to pay $200,000 in matching funds if they won it. But »

City | 1:31 pm | February 6, 2012 | By Michelle Hackman

City Hall releases its performance evals

New Haven City Hall

Mayor John DeStefano Jr. just relased his annual evaluations of seven highly-ranking city officials for 2011, describing the strengths and weaknesses he saw in each of his employees. These seven officials submitted evaluations of the employees working under them, as well. In one evaluation, released to the New Haven Independent on Friday, DeStefano told social »