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New Haven, Changsha Sign Sister-City Pact

by Allan Appel | Jun 22, 2017 3:00 pm

Allan Appel Photo The half-Chinese and half-African-American McCollum sisters have been speaking Cantonese at home all their lives. Thursday morning they put their linguistic talents to inspirational use, only they had to switch to Mandarin, the national dialect of China.

The sisters were part of the cultural program on the occasion of formal signing ceremonies marking Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, becoming New Haven’s eighth sister city.

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Over Protest, University Zone Change OK’d

by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2017 2:40 pm | Comments (32)

Paul Bass Photos Version 1: City alders voted Monday night to bring common sense to an antiquated zoning code that had shut the public out of decisions determining the city’s future.

Version 2: City alders shut out the public Monday night by advancing a thinly disguised attack on Yale without letting Yale, city planning officials or the public weigh in for more than three minutes.

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Commissioners OK 5 New Sergeants

by Allan Appel | Jun 14, 2017 12:15 pm

Allan Appel PhotoCharlie Otero got the bug to be a police officer when he patrolled nuclear sites in Europe with the U.S. Air Force.

Seth Hershman said he’s an Eagle Scout kind of a guy, whose father’s been an attorney in New Haven for decades. He has seen the Elm City come back and flourish, and he wants to be part of keeping things moving in that direction also by joining the Yale P.D.

Detective Bertram Ettienne, who scored near the top on the city sergeants’ promotional exam, said that after 16 years on the force, the time is right for him to inspire and help lead a new generation of officers.

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