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.
Continue reading ‘16 Overdose In 6 Hours; 2 Dead’
by Paul Bass | Jun 23, 2016 3:52 pm | Comments (3)
The football team would have to play elsewhere. Construction workers would have to keep their distance. 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 (62)
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.
Continue reading ‘Builder: I’m Outta Here’
by Paul Bass & Markeshia Ricks | Jun 23, 2016 7:28 am | Comments (87)
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.
Continue reading ‘Doctors Try To Save Dog Victim’s Life’
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’
by Markeshia Ricks & Aliyya Swaby | Jun 21, 2016 8:00 am | Comments (38)
New Haven’s endlessly squabbling Board of Education agreed to attend marriage counseling Monday — then ended up in a bickering match, including a round of shouting with the city’s corporation counsel.
Continue reading ‘Ed Board Attends Therapy ... For The Kids?’
by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2016 3:07 pm | Comments (10)
New Haven’s school board is spending a lot of time arguing and fighting, without doing much to help kids learn.
So observed Mayor Toni Harp on Monday, as she and others sought a way through the debilitating rancor at the Board of Education.
Continue reading ‘Candidate Bows Out Amid Infighting’
by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 20, 2016 12:09 pm | Comments (19)
Continue reading ‘At Pizza Fest, Newbies Commit Sacrilege’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jun 17, 2016 2:02 pm | Comments (31)
Harry Reddish committed an act of guerrilla gardening — planting okra and kale seeds in a once-verdant Newhallville lot that has lain fallow amid a dispute over land and water rights.
Continue reading ‘Garden-Variety Politics Kills Veggies’