Noah Daponte-Smith
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Alders host library workshop

The Board of Alders’ City Services and Environmental Policy Committee met in City Hall Tuesday evening to discuss an issue integral to the lives of many city residents: the New Haven Free Public Library.

Plans stall for civilian board to oversee police

Two-and-a-half years after voters approved the creation of a civilian review board as part of New Haven’s once-a-decade charter revisions, the board has yet to materialize.

Union withdraws UConn contract

After Gov. Dannel Malloy urged lawmakers in Hartford to reject a new contract for 1,900 nonteaching staff at the University of Connecticut, the UConn union […]

New Haven Reads expands to East Rock

Under a blanket of light snow, local nonprofit New Haven Reads celebrated the opening of a new location in East Rock Friday.

Yale students push for affirmative consent

Yale students ventured to Hartford this week to testify in favor of a bill that would establish a “yes means yes” standard for sexual consent on the state’s college campuses.

Board of Alders hearing postponed

A Wednesday hearing in the New Haven Board of Alders’ lawsuit against the city’s Board of Education was rescheduled for March 16 after a judge granted Attorney Norman Pattis — who is representing the BOA — his second continuance since February.

Youth Services sets new priorities

The Board of Alders’ Youth Services Committee kicked off its first meeting of 2016 by discussing areas on which it will focus for the next […]

Unions ask YNHH to help solve job crisis

A broad coalition of unions and community groups came together Monday afternoon to demand Yale-New Haven Hospital do its part to end the city’s “jobs crisis.”

No tax hike in FY17 budget

With the end of fiscal year 2016 approaching, Mayor Toni Harp released her proposed budget for the next fiscal year in a City Hall press conference Monday afternoon.

Legislators weigh affirmative consent

After failing to pass the General Assembly in the 2015 session, legislation to mandate an “affirmative consent” standard at the state’s public and private universities is back for a second round in Hartford.

Tech hub on track for East Rock

When CT Transit moved its hub to Hamden six years ago, it left the cavernous former bus depot at 470 James St. vacant, and it […]