by Paul Bass | Jun 27, 2016 10:03 pm | Comments (4)
Jocelyn Winfrey died at Yale-New Haven Hospital Monday with her mother beside her bed one week after two dogs ripped apart her body.
Doctors stopped life support for Winfrey, who was in a medically induced coma, Monday morning, according to Assistant Police Chief Anthony Campbell.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 27, 2016 4:27 pm | Comments (3)
After repeated attacks from the city’s fire union president, interim Fire Chief Ralph Black has taken his name out of the running for the permanent position.
Black has served as interim chief since January, when Allyn Wright stepped down. He was one of three finalists to become the permanent chief.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 27, 2016 7:37 am | Comments (12)
Barbara Iannaconne has spent thousands of dollars on renovations to bring 86 William St. to the modern age from 1870 over the last 29 years. Now she worries that if all of Wooster Square becomes “historic,” she’ll have to spend more money — money she doesn’t have.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Debate How “Historic” To Get’
by Paul Bass & Aliyya Swaby | Jun 24, 2016 2:58 pm | Comments (18)
Chris Carey didn’t shudder when he heard that 16 people overdosed on drugs within six hours in New Haven. He’s seen plenty of fellow addicts die already. And he’s sure that he’ll know it if he obtains additive-laced heroin again — and that he’ll take it slowly enough to stay alive.
Continue reading ‘After Overdoses, Back To “Normal”’
by David Yaffe-Bellany & Paul Bass | Jun 23, 2016 10:18 pm
A toxic batch of street drugs laced with fentanyl appears to have hit New Haven, with firefighters and cops rushing to rescue 16 different people who overdosed on drugs — at least two of them fatally — between 3:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 23, 2016 3:52 pm | Comments (2)
The football team would have to keep its distance. Construction workers too. Because a rare mama killdeer had settled on the renovated Bowen Field, and wasn’t leaving until her chicks hatched.
Continue reading ‘Mama Bird Claims 50-Yard Line’
by David Yaffe-Bellany & Paul Bass | Jun 23, 2016 7:37 am | Comments (58)
Protesting that New Haven’s political leadership had “betrayed” him, a developer looking to build hundreds of new apartments and offices in New Haven stormed out of City Hall Wednesday night — and, he said, out of doing business in the city, period.
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by Paul Bass & Markeshia Ricks | Jun 23, 2016 7:28 am | Comments (83)
A 53-year-old woman has lost a leg and her eyes, and may still lose her life, in the wake of a vicious-dog attack in Beaver Hills. Police have charged a 36-year-old Harvard-educated doctor who owns the dogs with illegally possessing crack at the time of the incident.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 22, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (11)
Newhallville neighbors are figuring out how to fight crime without fighting each other, and they have a new top cop to help.
Continue reading ‘Newhallville Feels The “Byrne”’
by Paul Bass | Jun 21, 2016 3:32 pm | Comments (3)
(Updated Thursday) Orlando Crespo doesn’t want you to know his age. How he dresses. How he finds photos of criminal suspects. Where he eats lunch. What he does for fun. But he does want people to know that he would miss taking guns off New Haven’s streets with Craig Burnett.
Continue reading ‘Update: “Cap” & Crespo Will Stay On Beat’