by Paul Bass | Jul 29, 2016 1:05 pm | Comments (4)
Officer Tiffany Ortiz didn’t notice the crowd gathering on the street in the dark. She didn’t notice the upset mom.
“I had tunnel vision,” Ortiz recalled. “I was going to get on the roof” to prevent a baby from tumbling off.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 29, 2016 8:09 am | Comments (7)
Philadelphia — Here in the Wells Fargo Center, black women received a message this week: The Democratic Party will be looking to them to play a major role in trying to elect Hillary Clinton the next president.
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by Paul Bass | Jul 28, 2016 2:10 pm | Comments (3)
Connecticut’s governor addressed the nation from Philadelphia.
Meanwhile, Connecticut’s governor took his wife out for dinner in New Haven. Without a security detail.
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by Paul Bass | Jul 28, 2016 12:31 am | Comments (19)
It seemed as though Yale’s plan to build a new biology lab broke through a legislative logjam at City Hall Wednesday night.
Aftewards, Yale’s top official present lined up a phone date with the city’s top legislator — just to make sure.
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by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 27, 2016 4:50 pm | Comments (16)
When two Newhallville cops approached him on the corner of Ivy and Newhall Streets, 12-year-old Cameron Thomas thought he was in trouble.
Instead, he was soon in Twizzlers and Smarties.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 27, 2016 12:25 pm | Comments (12)
Philadelphia — Tied up with hot-button controversies back home, Toni Harp was a little late to the party here. But New Haven’s first female mayor made it in time to watch the Democratic Party nominate its first female presidential candidate — and to push for federal help with the illegal sale of guns.
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by Daniela Brighenti & David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 26, 2016 1:10 pm | Comments (28)
In the wake of widespread protests, the African-American cafeteria worker who broke a slavery-themed window in Yale’s Calhoun College had criminal charges against him dropped Tuesday and got his job back — on the condition that he forfeit his right to speak publicly.
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by Aliyya Swaby and Markeshia Ricks | Jul 26, 2016 12:18 pm
Philadelphia — As renowned political reporters raced to get Democratic National Convention hot takes recorded in the annals of Twitter, another set of reporters kicked off their own political entertainment show—with a shot of whiskey.
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by Paul Bass | Jul 25, 2016 4:47 pm | Comments (52)
New Haven’s police chief, at least for the next three weeks, will be Anthony Campbell, as Dean Esserman embarks on a three-week “sabbatical” in the wake of another instance of losing his temper in public.
Mayor Toni Harp announced Monday afternoon that she and Esserman “mutually agreed” that he should take the paid 15-working-day leave of absence, effective Tuesday.
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by Kica Matos | Jul 25, 2016 12:11 pm | Comments (9)
Twenty-seven shards of glass: That is what remains of a stained-glass pane at Calhoun College depicting slaves picking cotton after Corey Menafee, an African American employee at Yale University, knocked it down with a broomstick. Mr. Menafee explained his act with great clarity, stating that “… I don’t know, something inside me said, you know, that thing has to come down … It was a picture that just — you know, as soon as you look at it, it just hurts.”
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