Pols Seize On Loosening Gun Lobby Grip

by Brian Slattery and Markeshia Ricks | Oct 6, 2017 3:19 pm | Comments (9)

Markeshia Ricks Photo New Haven’s Congressional delegation joined more than 100 anti-gun violence advocates on the steps of the New Haven Police Department Friday morning to call on federal lawmakers to support what they say are common-sense gun policy reforms, including a ban on bump stock devices and expanded background check rules.

Just before that event, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy visited the WNHH studio to talk about gun control, Iran and North Korea, and the response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico to create a picture of the ways in which the current administration is “truly and frighteningly groundbreaking” in its handling of challenges and crises.

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Is That Adele In Wooster Square?

by Christopher Peak | Oct 5, 2017 12:37 pm | Comments (9)

Christopher Peak Photo Musical chords resonated throughout the south end of Wooster Square, as a jazz musician struck out notes on a piano. A crowd took seats on city benches to listen; a mother danced with her baby.

That was the lively scene for one of the many impromptu recitals the past few days plunked out at the newly installed Wooster Piano, New Haven’s first outdoor piano.

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Harp, Ganim Team Up

by Paul Bass | Oct 3, 2017 12:27 pm | Comments (8)

Jon Greenberg Photo They joined forces on a casino and on a youth summer hoops tournament. They’re joining forces on wooing Amazon. Even their hometown daily newspapers and community colleges have joined forces.

The mayors of New Haven and Bridgeport — until now two parallel urban universes 21 miles apart — have decided it makes sense to do business together in order for both of Connecticut’s two largest cities to grow. And they’re making it a habit.

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“Glimmer Of Hope” Seen On Opioids

by Christopher Peak | Oct 2, 2017 8:01 am | Comments (9)

Christopher Peak Photo Harold Shapiro/Yale Law SchoolOpioids overdoses killed so many people in the past year that Connecticut’s forensic examiners ran out of cooler space for the bodies. And yet professionals at the front lines of the crisis reported on a few reasons for hope: Doctors are prescribing fewer painkillers, while local law enforcement possesses more tools to reverse overdoses and lock up drug dealers who enabled them.

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