Some Favorite Sites
Government/ Community Links
Closing arguments in fed Bloods case contrast big vs. small-time players. Thomas MacMillan reports.
Workers, activists bussed in from Hartford area for city rally. Gilad Edelman reports.
Both sides in All Pets Club dispute address legislative hearing. marcia chambers reports.
Esserman apologizes for cops’ delayed info release in lock-up case; offers See’s family “heartfelt condolences.” Paul Bass reports.
by Diana Li | Dec 6, 2013 3:47 pm
Growing up in New Haven in the 1950s, Anthony Riccio never understood why his grandmother immigrated from Italy, the land of Bernini’s masterful sculptures and Giuseppe Verdi’s beautiful music. When he asked her why she moved to the United States, she simply said, “I don’t like.”
by Melissa Bailey | Dec 6, 2013 1:01 pm | Comments (4)
Federal investigators are looking into any “possible conflicts of interest” between New Haven’s outgoing police and fire pension fund adviser and a company from which he took out a personal loan, based on information contained in a subpoena.
Meanwhile, the pension board has agreed to shell out a “discounted” $470 an hour for legal representation for the city’s fire union president, whom investigators have subpoenaed in the probe.
by Paul Bass | Dec 6, 2013 12:20 pm
It’s a long story.
by Paul Bass | Dec 5, 2013 3:31 pm | Comments (7)
Loud tapping woke up Yvette Redding in the middle of the night. The water in the faucet stopped running. A crash followed.
Before long, Xander the police pooch swung into action.
Now police hope they have found two men responsible for at least some, if not most, of 12 recent copper-thefts in the neighborhood.
by Melissa Bailey | Dec 5, 2013 12:25 pm | Comments (10)
Fueled by a new vision for remaking the Hill neighborhood near Union Station, Erik Johnson stepped off a DATTCO bus, onto the streets of Philadelphia—and into a scene from New Haven’s potential future.
by Thomas MacMillan | Dec 5, 2013 8:25 am | Comments (1)
“Somebody’s gotta get smacked in the head with a gun,” warned drug kingpin White Boy Chris. A government wiretap caught the warning—and the statement reemerged in a federal courtroom to haunt prosecutors using White Boy Chis as their star witness.
by Paul Bass | Dec 4, 2013 4:31 pm | Comments (18)
The New Haven Advocate, a weekly newspaper once known for a mix of gutsy investigative journalism, edgy political commentary, magazine-style feature writing, and savvy arts coverage, died Wednesday following a long illness. It was 38 years old.
The cause of death was a changed media landscape combined with corporate cluelessness and cupidity.
by Melissa Bailey | Dec 4, 2013 2:55 pm
“I want to go to my house!” protested Simon.
Bonnie Muller took his hand and plunked down on the floor. “Tell me more,” she said.
It was part of a newly redoubled effort to reverse the damaging affects of childhood trauma on kids’ brains, mental health, and life trajectories.
by Thomas MacMillan | Dec 4, 2013 8:29 am | Comments (15)
In the opening days of a long awaited trial in Connecticut’s biggest federal drug-ring takedown, an alleged mastermind is on the stand—but not on trial.
by Paul Bass | Dec 3, 2013 4:19 pm | Comments (1)
A 5-year-old girl in Fair Haven called 911 to report that her father was drunk and abusive. She would make more such calls in years to come—and get to know and admire New Haven’s cops.
Twenty-six years later, that girl has grown into one of the city’s fastest-rising cops herself, one of two who will make history this week. On the job she has found herself talking to a new generation of children with abusive fathers.