After a whirlwind day in court in Hartford, raising bail in New Haven, then back up to a detention center in Massachusetts, immigration reform activists welcomed Cristian Coyazatl Sampedro home Wednesday night and vowed to continue helping other local people facing deportation.
When Lisa McKnight first moved to Rosette Street almost 50 years ago, her family’s and her neighbors’ yards were lush with grapevines, apple trees, pear trees, and rose bushes. Now she may get to see such splendor reappear on the long-vacant, overgrown lawn across the street from her home.
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Doctors worked on reconstructing the face of a 24-year-old veteran of New Haven’s “bike life” Thursday as he struggles to regain brain function and a normal life after crashing on Grand Avenue — at the onset of another summer of two-wheeled chaos that has neighbors clamoring for help from the cops.
They both grew up in New Haven and were educated at Hopkins School and Yale. Now they find themselves on opposite sides of a legal drama that has riveted the nation: of the special counsel’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election and any possible subsequent coverup.
A developer managing the Antillean Manor subsidized housing cooperative failed Thursday to secure the votes it needs to reconstitute the facility’s board — the first step to buying out residents, tearing down the hopelessly deteriorated complex and constructing new mixed-income apartments there.