by David Sepulveda | Aug 10, 2016 12:15 pm | Comments (2)
“I remember those days of the Puerto Rican parade, ‘la parada,’ when we would all get together. I marched in the parade and we had over 25,000 people at the green in New Haven. It was simply telling folks that we’re here — that we are here to stay …”
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by Paul Bass | Jan 6, 2016 5:06 pm | Comments (3)
A former city assistant fire chief is coming out of retirement—at least temporarily—to run the department.
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by Staff | Oct 17, 2015 8:10 pm
New Haven firefighters sawed through a quarter-inch staineless-steel chimney liner Saturday to rescue a man who fell down a chimney.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 2, 2015 2:40 pm
Rick Fontana had good news for officials gathered Friday afternoon in the underground Emergency Operations Center (EOC): They probably won’t have to return this week.
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by Allan Appel | Jul 14, 2015 8:17 am | Comments (7)
As Jasmine Williams crossed the stage, Fire Chief Allyn Wright grasped her arm and raised her hand along with his. “I always do this,” he said, and proclaimed, “Female!”
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by Paul Bass | May 4, 2015 10:45 am | Comments (2)
Traffic was stalled downtown and the police emergency squad swept into action on Elm Street Monday morning in response to a report about two “suspicious” packages—which (surprise!) turned out to be harmless.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 8, 2014 5:53 pm | Comments (2)
Ismail Abdussabur asked a table of black mentors to extend their support to the “middle man”—“regular” students who could become either society’s leaders or gang members depending on the direction they receive.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 8, 2014 8:40 am | Comments (1)
Antonio Almodovar, who went public with complaints about racial discrimination in the fire department, has stepped down as president of the Latino firefighters association.
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by Staff | Sep 8, 2014 11:09 am | Comments (6)
The Harp administration reacted to concerns over decisions made at the scene of the Delaney’s fire by naming a new assistant chief in charge of oeprations.
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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.
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