by Paul Bass | Mar 23, 2017 7:54 am | Comments (17)
A city cop assigned to an alternative high school went to a student’s workplace, asked her to come to his house for “a full-body massage,” then used Snapchat to keep asking her out, according to a newly released internal affairs investigation report.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 23, 2017 7:50 am | Comments (8)
Hartford — A Yale expert on the health impacts of marijuana spent more than two hours cautioning legislators against legalizing the drug, saying a safe system might theoretically exist — but he hasn’t seen one.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 22, 2017 8:37 am | Comments (12)
Two Alden Avenue neighbors offered different takes on how to slow down cars on their street — while lawmakers tried to figure out how much control they have over how fast people can legally drive in town.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 21, 2017 5:34 pm | Comments (10)
Three years after voters directed them to, city alders have drawn up a plan for a civilian review board to monitor allegations of police misconduct.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 21, 2017 7:57 am | Comments (11)
Hartford — The state has a backward vision for the train station, so it needs to hand it over to New Haven to run it right.
The city can barely shovel out the station after 10 inches of snow or protect workers from falling ice, let alone develop it for the future.
State and city officials, along with a chorus of community activists, offered those starkly competing visions Monday at a state legislative hearing room here and in press interviews, as a dispute over the future of Union Station burst into public view.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 20, 2017 12:37 pm | Comments (16)
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by Paul Bass | Mar 20, 2017 12:36 pm | Comments (12)
The police have investigated an officer who arrested a reporter and a supervisor who seized his camera at the scene of a feared explosive device — and concluded their actions were justified.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 20, 2017 7:48 am | Comments (1)
Before pushing the start button on the kitchen timer, set for 45 minutes, the students of the Wilbur Cross culinary competition team are typical teens laughing and cracking jokes.
Then the time keeper asks if they’re ready. And they get serious.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 17, 2017 1:58 pm | Comments (3)
In the post-midnight darkness, five cops walked side by side down Osborn Avenue hunting for a clue, any clue, that could help them find the driver who had killed a motorcyclist and then fled.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 17, 2017 8:08 am | Comments (6)
New Haven’s Democratic registrar of voters promised to have more poll workers and more signage on the next Election Day with a $20,000 bump in her budget.
But first she’ll have to figure out why she’s sitting on a projected surplus of more than $200,000.
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