Dateline New Haven
by Paul Bass and Thomas Breen | Jun 28, 2017 7:45 am | Comments (14)
Coral Ortiz noticed “something fishy.” She noticed that adults around her were too “intimidated” to mention it. So she spoke up — and stopped a speeding political locomotive in its tracks.
Continue reading ‘Ortiz’s Parting Plea: Civility & Courage’
by Paul Bass | Jun 22, 2017 1:30 pm | Comments (17)
Call it a love story, in two acts.
Continue reading ‘When Mary Lou Met Peter Met New Haven’
by Paul Bass | Jun 21, 2017 2:34 pm | Comments (3)
Mayor Toni Harp vowed to combat domestic violence by helping not just the battered, but the batterers as well.
Continue reading ‘Harp Domestic Violence Challenge: Help The Batterers, Too’
by Paul Bass | Jun 16, 2017 12:13 pm | Comments (3)
When New Haven joined a rush of teacher-poachers into Puerto Rico, was it promoting a win-win solution to islanders’ woes? Or taking advantage of their situation?
Continue reading ‘Exploiting An Opportunity’
by Paul Bass | Jun 15, 2017 12:05 pm | Comments (6)
When John Velleca heard the news, he thought: Norman Boone didn’t have to die. He could have been in jail instead of out on Dickerman Street where someone gunned him down.
Continue reading ‘Could Prison Have Saved A Life?’
by Paul Bass | Jun 14, 2017 1:45 pm
Jewish women in New Haven started plunging into purification waters more than a century and a half ago and have continued to do so in different non-descript locations. But where, and when?
David S. Fischer was determined to find out.
Continue reading ‘Dr. Fischer Follows The Ritual Baths Trail’
by Paul Bass | Jun 14, 2017 7:44 am | Comments (5)
Mayor Toni Harp sent a message to state lawmakers struggling to pass a new budget: If they bail out near-bankrupt Hartford, they shouldn’t endanger New Haven’s finances in the process and punish the city for having been more fiscally responsible.
Continue reading ‘Harp To State: Don’t Bail Out Hartford At New Haven’s Expense’
by Paul Bass | Jun 9, 2017 2:23 pm | Comments (8)
One ticketed driver’s excuse: She lost track of time while picking up her boyfriend at work on Crown Street. Another offered a copulation defense.
Continue reading ‘Wait ... Wait ... Don’t Ticket Me!’
by Paul Bass | Jun 2, 2017 2:27 pm | Comments (23)
Decades after publicly humiliating a high school girlfriend about the smell of her body, Kwame had second thoughts. He finally apologized.
Continue reading ‘“Vaginagate” Perp Apologizes’
by Paul Bass | May 24, 2017 7:58 am | Comments (13)
If a Montreal developer doesn’t take steps soon to get started building a long-delayed project on the old Coliseum site, New Haven might play a new card to try to force his hand.
Continue reading ‘What’s Up Nemerson’s Sleeve?’