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O, Pioneers! Nowhere to Pole Dance in New Havennew

You might find this hard to believe, but there’s nowhere to pole dance in New Haven. For exercise purposes, that is. That’s what Becky Poplawski discovered when she arrived at Yale this past fall to begin her freshman year.
New Haven Advocate  |  Cara McDonough  |  03-30-2010  |  Culture

A Good Story and a Little Tenacity Is Enough to Get You Out of Parking Ticketsnew

In New Haven's Hall of Records, go upstairs if you want to pay full-price for your parking tickets. Go downstairs if you want deep discounts — with practically no questions asked.
New Haven Advocate  |  Betsy Yagla  |  03-10-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Coalition of Activists Seeks Oakland ID Cardnew

Backers say municipal identification would help undocumented immigrants report crimes and open bank accounts.
East Bay Express  |  Jocelyn Wiener  |  09-17-2008  |  Immigration

New Haven's City Budget Relies on an Unreliable Source of Incomenew

By statute, Connecticut is supposed to fund PILOT -- which compensates cities for tax-exempt property like hospitals, universities and schools -- at 77 percent of the real estate's full value. In New Haven, that adds up to big bucks. But PILOT's only been fully funded twice in the last decade.
New Haven Advocate  |  Betsy Yagla  |  05-20-2008  |  Policy Issues

New Haven's BBQ Trucksnew

Some of the city's best barbecue and jerk chicken is sold from trucks.
New Haven Advocate  |  Nicholas Day  |  05-13-2008  |  Food+Drink

Taking Aim at New Haven's Immigrant Policynew

Florida Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, a Republican, is introducing legislation that would punish cities like New Haven that have explicit "don't ask, don't tell" policies on illegal immigration -- even though none of these cities are in Florida.
New Haven Advocate  |  Freda Moon  |  09-18-2007  |  Immigration

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