Aaron Bray
Around New Haven: Rell will not raise taxes

On Monday, Gov. M. Jodi Rell warned legislators to “refrain from offering any additional spending proposals” and said she will not accept any tax increases […]

Around New Haven: Westville named Main Street Community

Once the estate of 19th-century “gentleman farmer and writer” Donald Grant Mitchell ’41, Westville — the commercial center and neighborhood a bike ride down Whalley […]

Behind the budget, a year of caution

Next week, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. will outline specific layoffs in city government to help make up for a remaining $6 million deficit […]

With few precedents, outcome of FOIC case uncertain

An appeal filed last week against the Freedom of Information Commission — challenging its conclusion that the identities of Elm City ID cardholders should remain […]

Around New Haven: Aldermen Propose Rethinking of Fire Department

Aldermen Carl Goldfield and Mordechai Sandman asked Tuesday that Chief Administrative Officer Rob Smuts ’01 look into whether the NHFD can cut costs by redefining […]

Briefly: Watchdog group files FOIC appeal

As anticipated, the anti-illegal-immigrant Community Watchdog Project announced last Friday that it filed an appeal with the Connecticut Superior Court regarding its request for documents […]

FOIC ruling to face challenge

This July, the Elm City Resident Card celebrated both its one-year anniversary and a long-awaited court victory — although opponents are looking to cut the […]

City may keep names of ID-card holders private, FOIC rules

After a marathon of hearings and testimony before the state Freedom of Information Commission that began in March, the city’s decision not to disclose the […]

Aldermen meet to debate cuts in city budget

Aldermen and New Haven residents gathered at a marathon hearing Wednesday night to hear and discuss the mayor’s newly revised — and $10-million-smaller — city […]

Race for Dyson’s seat features divergent campaign strategies

Two New Haven residents competing for the same legislative seat — that currently held by 32-year incumbent Rep. Bill Dyson — will draw on significantly […]

ID disclosures spark threats

Community Services Administrator Kica Matos presented a death threat she received as evidence of the danger of a forced disclosure, by the city of New […]