Thomas Birmingham
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The Death of the Livable City

DuBois-Walton launches exploratory committee for Democratic mayoral primary

On Monday afternoon, Karen DuBois-Walton ’89 — president of Elm City Communities, the Housing Authority of New Haven — publicly launched an exploratory committee for […]

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PILOT proposal awaiting Lamont’s signature, move to Appropriations after advancing through legislature

A proposal that could generate an additional $49 million in state aid to New Haven is headed to Gov. Ned Lamont’s desk — and if he […]

In unprecedented move, Elicker unveils two budgets simultaneously

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker introduced not one, but two budget proposals for fiscal year 2021-22 on Monday morning for the Board of Alders to […]

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A victory for Elicker, Looney as PILOT proposal passes in state Senate

After months of advocacy from New Haven politicians, the Connecticut state Senate voted in favor of Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney’s proposal to increase […]

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Board of Alders approves anti-racist policy recommendations

Last week, the Board of Alders voted to approve and endorse the recommendations of the Racism as a Public Health issue working group. On Jul. […]

Elicker, New Haveners give continued plea for PILOT funding

In a Tuesday morning hearing, New Haven residents and politicians came together to continue voicing support for a bill that would increase funding for the […]

Elicker calls on Gov. Lamont to increase taxes on Connecticut’s billionaires

$1.7 billion is a lot of money — enough to give every single person in the city of New Haven a check for roughly $13,000. […]

Elicker, Salovey split over Yale’s responsibility to resolve city budget crisis

As the wealth disparity between the University and its home city grows, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and University President Peter Salovey are locked in […]

Elicker: The state of New Haven is ‘hopeful’

After a deeply challenging year for the city of New Haven, Mayor Justin Elicker told the Board of Alders on Tuesday over Zoom that he […]

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Alders approve $250,000 police grant from state, appoint housing commissioners

On Monday night, the New Haven Board of Alders kicked off its biweekly meeting by approving a grant of up to $250,000 for increased police […]