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)
by Paul Bass | Nov 11, 2013 12:27 pm | Comments (14)
An officer headed to a disturbance at the train station Monday morning smashed into a CT Transit bus near the Green, sending 24 people to the hospital, according to police.
by Melissa Bailey | Aug 9, 2013 1:26 pm | Comments (14)
A Seattle pilot visiting colleges with his 17-year-old son missed the Tweed airport runway and crashed into two homes, leaving two families mourning in the wake of a fatal flight.
by Brianne Bowen | Jul 18, 2013 2:38 pm | Comments (2)
“No, I’m not home,” Malachi Benson told a caller as he sat in the Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center. With two newspapers folded neatly in front of him, Benson had left his home’s broken air conditioning to seek relief from the heat. He usually spends just a few hours at the senior center, but he stayed most of Monday and Tuesday – reading and talking to friends – to escape the heat wave currently blanketing the region.