by Paul Bass | Aug 16, 2018 2:28 pm | Comments (6)
At least some of the K2 smokers who overdosed on the Green the past two days — who now number well into the 80s — received bags of a bad batch of the synethic drug from a dealer possibly looking to hook new customers.
Continue reading ‘Bad K2 Went For Free’
by Paul Bass | Aug 16, 2018 11:44 am | Comments (8)
The first five people who overdosed on drugs in downtown New Haven Thursday morning did not require Narcan to be revived — continuing a mystery facing the city as bodies drop on the Green.
Continue reading ‘5 New Overdoses; What’s In That K2?’
by Paul Bass | Aug 16, 2018 7:42 am | Comments (55)
(Updated) A suspected bad batch of K2 sent crews racing all day Wednesday to treat dozens of overdose victims, most of them on the Green, in one of the busiest and most intense episodes of what has become a daily drama in New Haven.
Continue reading ‘OD Toll Hits 77; Cops Arrest Suspect’
by Paul Bass & Thomas Breen | Aug 14, 2018 10:07 pm | Comments (22)
Accepting his party’s gubernatorial nomination with a crushing victory over a felonious opponent, Ned Lamont Tuesday night unveiled his first plan for getting the state’s economy back on track.
In an acceptance speech from the stage of New Haven’s College Street Music Hall, Lamont offered leaders of Connecticut’s cities and towns a deal to help stabilize both their own and the state’s finances: regionalization in return for support on municipal aid and local property taxes.
Continue reading ‘Landslide Lamont Offers Mayors A Deal’
by Thomas Breen & Paul Bass | Aug 14, 2018 9:08 pm | Comments (6)
Ned Lamont won the vote Tuesday — but he didn’t win New Haven’s hearts.
That could be a problem come November.
Continue reading ‘New Haven Shrugs For Ned, Feels Eva’
by Staff | Aug 14, 2018 8:04 pm | Comments (1)
Continue reading ‘2018 Primary Election Results: New Haven’
by Allan Appel | Aug 14, 2018 2:02 pm | Comments (7)
A public works crew hit the streets this week to let New Haveners know we’re putting a lot of the wrong trash in recycling bins — and jeopardizing the city’s ability to effectively do the job.
Continue reading ‘Recycling Re-Education Crew Hits Streets’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 14, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (23)
With the start of the school year just two weeks ago, nearly three-dozen educators have been temporarily spared from layoffs, while cuts might now fall on others — unknown others.
Continue reading ‘School Layoffs Tabled; Uncertainty Reigns’
by Hacibey Catalbasoglu | Aug 13, 2018 12:21 pm | Comments (47)
(Opinion) New Haven’s flag is outdated and poorly designed. To many of you, it may come as a surprise that we even have a flag.
In fact, we use our flag so infrequently that, in 2018, many city officials still wear an All-American City Pin from 2008. Cities with successful flags can utilize them to bring together entire neighborhoods and elicit emotions of pride and unity.
Continue reading ‘You Call This A Flag?’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 13, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (25)
With sweat pouring down his face and the jubilant sound of drums, keyboards, and a hundred pairs of clapping hands before him, Pastor Kelcy Steele revved up one of New Haven’s most influential African-American congregations to make their presence known at the polls this Tuesday.
Continue reading ‘Pre-Primary Pulpit Call: Slay Goliath’
by Paul Bass | Aug 10, 2018 12:20 pm | Comments (5)
You think you have problems?
Let Kaylib tell you about some of his.
Continue reading ‘He Knows From Problems’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 10, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (25)
When Kevin Staton first flicked on the lights in the Hillhouse High School library, only five worked; the other 25 stayed unlit. The computers malfunctioned. The chairs wobbled. A brown stain in the ceiling stared back at him.
Continue reading ‘Laid-Off Educator Makes A Final Request’
by Paul Bass | Aug 9, 2018 4:25 pm | Comments (19)
We need to force suburbs to house more of the poor — and also enlist them in a joint effort to cut our municipal costs.
New Haven State Rep. Roland Lemar delivered that message about the current challenges facing Connecticut’s urban-suburban relationship during a reelection fundraiser and meet-and-greet.
Continue reading ‘Roland Lemar “Names Names”’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 9, 2018 12:11 pm | Comments (8)
At 33, Antonio Contreras is watching hair turn white.
He blames zoning rules that have landed him and other small-business and property owners in trouble in the Annex neighborhood.
Continue reading ‘Code Crackdown Complicates A Dream’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 8, 2018 9:40 pm | Comments (32)
Less than a week before statewide Democratic primaries, two candidates earned New Haven’s most important on-the-ground endorsement: from Yale’s UNITE HERE unions
Continue reading ‘Yale Unions Endorse Lamont, Wooden’