by Paul Bass | Dec 15, 2017 12:46 pm | Comments (5)
Police brass has ordered retraining for three officers who tased a criminal suspect four times in a store and then pepper-sprayed him — and the department has opened an internal investigation into the handling of body camera footage of the event.
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by Paul Bass | Dec 15, 2017 12:24 pm | Comments (3)
Martin Looney had just received a new kidney. But Len Fasano couldn’t give him time to recuperate. The fate of Connecticut’s upcoming legislative session was at stake.
Continue reading ‘How A Dem & A Republican Worked It Out’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 14, 2017 3:31 pm | Comments (7)
After months of debate of what kind of retail belongs in Westville — and how much government can and cannot exert its will on private property owners — a Family Dollar is likely coming to a vacant building on upper Whalley Avenue.
Continue reading ‘Family Dollar, Not Starbucks, On The Way’
by Christopher Peak | Dec 14, 2017 8:24 am | Comments (10)
Inspired by a stunning election victory in Alabama propelled by the black vote, African-American female politicians gathering in New Haven said they’re ready to lead in making America that “more perfect union” in these divisive times.
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by Christopher Peak | Dec 13, 2017 2:50 pm | Comments (7)
As Matthew Duncanson, a senior at the Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS), was finalizing his college applications last week, he found out that the counselor he’d asked to write his recommendation letter had abruptly departed.
ESUMS is now temporarily down to one counselor for all 600 students, exacerbating the district’s already limited staffing levels during a crucial admissions period.
Continue reading ‘No Quick Fix Seen On Guidance Shortage’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 13, 2017 8:04 am | Comments (5)
A developer’s last-minute changes to plans to rehab an historic home on the Boulevard stalled before the Board of Zoning Appeals just as his time to close a financing deal with the bank is running out.
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by Brian Slattery | Dec 12, 2017 12:32 pm | Comments (1)
A roomful of New Haveners embarked on a journey Monday night from Newhallville to Wyoming, from Panama City to Brooklyn, and back again. By the time it ended, they traveled through time, heard about fateful encounters with ancient bison bones and a tough-love judge, and gained new insight into their own community — as well as the spiritual quests that can connect people from seemingly different worlds.
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by Paul Bass | Dec 11, 2017 3:46 pm | Comments (11)
The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce is resuming its search for a new president after concerns over its top pick’s published views on white supremacy led him to turn down the job.
Continue reading ‘Pick Declines Chamber Post In Race Flap’
by Christopher Peak | Dec 11, 2017 7:48 am | Comments (9)
Hartford — Rabbi Daniel Greer won’t get a new civil trial to re-litigate how his alleged sexual abuse damaged a former student, but he will be deposed to find out whether he has hidden cash to avoid paying his victim.
Continue reading ‘$21M Verdict Upheld; Where’s The $?’
by Paul Bass | Dec 8, 2017 12:31 pm | Comments (10)
Mike Handler has a general election message honed. He’ll have to find a way to get Republican primary voters to let him deliver it.
Continue reading ‘Can Primary Voters Handle Handler?’