by Paul Bass | Aug 11, 2017 1:07 pm | Comments (55)
He destroyed evidence on one bogus stop. He harassed and arrested a man outside his home on trumped-up charges on another. He shoved and threatened to tow the “fucking car” of a “motherfucker” fisherman who’d parked on a bridge.
Daniel Conklin served a total of one day of suspension for those misdeeds. Then the police promoted him to detective.
Will his future actions spark the next police misconduct case to cost New Haven taxpayers millions of dollars?
Continue reading ‘$9.5M Challenge: How To Spot Rogue Cops’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 11, 2017 7:35 am | Comments (43)
The latest upscale building planned for downtown — on an Elm Street parking lot — isn’t an apartment building. It isn’t a hotel. It’s both.
Continue reading ‘Hotel? Or Apartments? Yes’
by Paul Bass | Aug 10, 2017 3:58 pm | Comments (13)
Who says Republican and Democratic leaders can’t get along?
Continue reading ‘Party Bosses Exchange Stogie, Beaujolais’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 10, 2017 2:16 pm | Comments (2)
In the last three weeks, you’ve probably smelled one of the newest food trucks to enter the city’s foodie scene downtown. The aroma is the tantalizing smell of jerk chicken.
Continue reading ‘Jerk Chicken & Reggae Vybz Roll To Green’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 10, 2017 7:51 am | Comments (19)
After thwarting other developers’ plans for years with ultimately unsuccessful lawsuits, a Philadelphia-based landlord criticized for not maintaining a Wooster Square apartment complex has gone to court yet again to try to stop a competitor from building on vacant property across Chapel Street.
Continue reading ‘New Lawsuit Ties Up Building Plans, Again’
by Allan Appel | Aug 9, 2017 12:54 pm | Comments (23)
City traffic commissioners gave the green light Tuesday night for the proposed west side two-way bike track along Edgewood Avenue, clearing the way for the $1.2 million largely state-funded dedicated cycletrack to become, after years of planning and community meetings, a reality.
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by Christopher Peak | Aug 8, 2017 9:05 pm | Comments (22)
In the face of a deportation order, an Ecuadorian immigrant who came to the United States to flee violence has taken sanctuary in a New Haven church — an act of defiance that was welcomed Tuesday evening by the city’s political representatives and immigration advocates.
Continue reading ‘2nd Immigrant Takes Church Sanctuary’
by Paul Bass | Aug 8, 2017 1:40 pm | Comments (19)
In the second such drama in eight months on the third floor of 1 Union Ave., Police Chief Anthony Campbell has requested an internal affairs investigation of Assistant Chief Luiz Casanova and temporarily removed him from his responsibilities overseeing the training academy.
Continue reading ‘Chief Orders New IA Probe Of Casanova’
by Paul Bass & Allan Appel | Aug 7, 2017 4:56 pm | Comments (47)
The housing authority’s relocation team Monday began meeting with 45 boarders at the Duncan Hotel as the 123-year-old landmark readies a transition to an upscale university-themed establishment.
Longtime boarders like Elaine Sands, meanwhile, began packing — and wondering if they can still find a downtown room for $200 a week or less.
Continue reading ‘Duncan Boarders Start Getting Help Finding New Homes; Buyer Confirms Deal’
by Betsy Kim | Aug 7, 2017 12:14 pm | Comments (7)
A tattoo street battle came to Upper State Street, where a new combination parlor-school is offering classes that rub traditional skin-ink artists the wrong way.
Continue reading ‘Picketers Challenge New Tattoo School’