If you happened to notice a rabbi checking 11 miles worth of telephone poles around town in the wake of last week’s snowstorm, here’s what he was up to: Making sure that religiously observant New Haven Jews can stroll babies and carry prayer books when Sabbath rolls around.
State police claim in newly released reports that an ambulance crew did indeed save the life of a patient while stuck in traffic at a New Haven protest and that the driver of another vehicle had to be helped through the crowd to ferry a “panicked” and “hysterically crying” pregnant woman to the hospital in time to deliver her baby.
Some of the “traditional” liturgical melodies Jews sing during synagogue services originated centuries ago. Others originated in our lifetimes — often thanks to one singer-songwriter named Debbie Friedman.
As another fatal crash has refocused New Haven’s attention on how to make streets safer, two cops used to firsthand encounters with collisions offered tempered words of wisdom about seeming quick fixes.