by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 24, 2017 12:29 pm
A plan to remove Engine 9 from the Ellsworth Avenue firehouse is dead, but the new fire chief has other plans to beef up the department’s response to medical calls, restructure its organization, and save the city money.
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by Christopher Peak | Apr 24, 2017 7:27 am | Comments (1)
Both the old and the new Wooster Square were on display at this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival, where octogenarian ladies from the Amalfi Coast chatted with old friends they hadn’t seen in years, couples danced to salsa music, women in saris made paper flowers, and families lined up for La Carreta’s tacos.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 21, 2017 3:01 pm | Comments (7)
The man who figured out that thousands of people would love to live in the center of New Haven — then made it possible — is now battling to remain a part of it.
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by Lucy Gellman | Apr 21, 2017 2:21 pm
Jason Sobocinski was struggling with the toughest financial quarter Caseus has had yet. Downtown at Zinc New Haven, Donna Curran was applying lessons learned from the 2008 recession. Half a mile away at Ninth Square Caribbean Style, Elisha Hazel and her partner Qulen Wright were planning new recipes with vegan macaroni and cheese, jerk tofu, and tender jackfruit — and wondering if running a restaurant would get any easier.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 20, 2017 4:49 pm | Comments (9)
Dan Drew knows what it’s like when reporters stick their noses into your campaign fundraising records — because he was one of those reporters once himself.
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by Christopher Peak | Apr 20, 2017 8:32 am | Comments (17)
A New Haven local who grew up serving Yale students pizza at his father’s restaurant served up a new order there Wednesday night — for his college classmates to elect him as their representative on the Board of Alders.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 19, 2017 4:21 pm | Comments (14)
Newhallville Alder Brenda Foskey Cyrus had surgery on a Thursday, returned home on a Friday and was bitten by a dog on Saturday.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 19, 2017 8:10 am | Comments (8)
With the clocking ticking on chances for full reimbursement, the police department’s quest to outfit all cops with body cameras has stalled over a bureaucratic snafu.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 16, 2017 3:00 pm | Comments (16)
Their families had built a school together, a house of prayer, an entire neighborhood. The rabbi was his mentor, his “religious guidepost.” The rabbi’s son was his best friend.
So when the rabbi allegedly started sexually abusing him, he felt both scared and “special.” For more than a decade he told no one — lest he “destroy” the two families’ dream.
Continue reading ‘2nd Rabbi Accuser Details Alleged Abuse’
by Paul Bass | Apr 16, 2017 8:54 am | Comments (5)
Cops said dreadlocked Buddhist barista Nate Blair shoved them at a political protest on Church Street. Blair said that he never touched them — and that they shoved him and then threw him to the ground and arrested him unprovoked.
Continue reading ‘Arrested Protester Seeks Day In Court’