by Christopher Peak | Oct 6, 2017 3:48 pm | Comments (5)
Robert Short fired a single bullet into his childhood best friend’s head and left the body in a darkened stairwell. Short then walked out of the building with the victim’s baseball cap on his head and called up two mutual friends, asking help to find their buddy who’d gone “missing.”
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by Brian Slattery and Markeshia Ricks | Oct 6, 2017 3:19 pm | Comments (9)
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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by Christopher Peak | Oct 6, 2017 12:12 pm | Comments (2)
A Turkish dissident who fled his homeland in 1991 is now fighting a political battle in New Haven’s Quinnipiac Meadows neighborhood: to name a streetcorner after an icon of secularism.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 5, 2017 12:37 pm | Comments (9)
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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by Christopher Peak | Oct 4, 2017 1:02 pm | Comments (13)
Abdullah finally hopped off a school shuttle and into his mother’s arms at 5:03 p.m. after sitting on the bus for nearly an hour and a half — a trek that his mother has repeatedly told the Board of Ed is too long for a 5-year-old with special needs.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 4, 2017 8:10 am | Comments (28)
The city’s Redevelopment Agency won hard-earned community support on Tuesday night for its bid to use eminent domain to hold slumlords accountable in the Dwight neighborhood.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 3, 2017 12:27 pm | Comments (8)
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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by Allan Appel | Oct 3, 2017 8:17 am | Comments (8)
A homeless family will be able to look out onto Adeline Street while cooking dinner and also find privacy in a rock garden, thanks to the design of the latest house Yale architecture students built in New Haven.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 2, 2017 3:20 pm | Comments (5)
New Haven’s zoners offered a Solomonic solution for a debate between neighbors and developers over whether to allow a convenience store in an industrial zone: How about a kiosk instead?
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 2, 2017 8:01 am | Comments (9)
Opioids 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.
Continue reading ‘“Glimmer Of Hope” Seen On Opioids’