by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 29, 2014 2:46 pm | Comments (1)
With smoldering wreckage still smoking nearby, victims lay sprawled across the tarmac at Tweed-New Haven Airport—pretending to be dead or dying, burned and bleeding “zesty mint flavor” blood.
by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 28, 2014 3:02 pm | Comments (3)
On his last day in uniform as a New Haven firefighter, Chief Michael Grant found himself surrounded by faces from his past, well-wishers from four decades of service to the city.
by Allan Appel | Mar 16, 2014 8:12 pm
Police officer Michael Hurley has so much reverence for the flag he saluted it 20 times, at least.
He had the perfect patriotic perch to do so from the corner of Church and Chapel, where he helped to direct traffic Sunday at the flags-flying-high 58th annual Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
by Paul Bass | Mar 5, 2014 3:51 pm | Comments (3)
R. Jacobs parked, walked into the bank. Then his 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee caught on fire.
by Allan Appel | Feb 19, 2014 11:48 am
A pipe burst early Wednesday morning on downtown Temple Street, shutting down water service to an entire block while crews scrambled to fix the problem.
by Melissa Bailey & Thomas MacMillan | Jan 3, 2014 5:12 pm | Comments (11)
Instead of scrounging for spots in coffee shops to stay warm amid the coldest wave in decades, James Campbell and his buddies at the Columbus House Overflow Shelter got a rare chance to stay inside for the entire day.
Lives are at stake.
by Melissa Bailey | Jan 3, 2014 8:56 am | Comments (10)
With the help of Bruce Springsteen, two cups of coffee and a turkey burger, Reinaldo Rivas pushed through a 15-hour shift preparing for Winter Storm Hercules.
“This is nothing,” he said as the first plows of the evening began to clear the streets.
by Allan Appel | Dec 21, 2013 6:42 pm | Comments (3)
New Haven civil rights attorney Michael Jefferson was named for the third time. New Haven funeral director Howard Hill was a rookie on the list.
by Paul Bass and Thomas MacMillan | Dec 18, 2013 1:44 pm | Comments (8)
A man kept a crowd amused and cops and firefighters fearful for his safety Wednesday afternoon after he climbed most of the way up the Christmas tree on the Green and refused to come back down.
by Allan Appel | Nov 11, 2013 5:57 pm | Comments (1)
Why does this 1813 flag have 15 stars and 15 stripes?
The correct answer was not forthcoming. So why Col. (Ret.) Kenneth Gertz (pictured) turned New Haven’s annual Veterans Day Memorial Service into a history lesson.
He often does that.
(Read to the end for the answer)