by Allan Appel | May 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Green, grey, brown, and generally mutely colored diaper bags that look more like your basic backpack.
Some cool digital thermometers.
And, of course the de rigueur yellow rubber ducky that transcends all genders.
Continue reading ‘Dads Dealt Into Baby Showers’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 17, 2018 12:41 pm | Comments (14)
A medical marijuana dispensary could be coming to New Haven — specifically to Amity Road — if the state approves an application from a local businessman.
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by Thomas Breen | May 11, 2018 7:53 am | Comments (1)
A landlord of a West River home at the center of a child lead poisoning debate formally ended his attempts to evict his groundfloor tenants after the tenants’ lawyer discovered a legal technicality that tripped up the case.
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by Thomas Breen | May 8, 2018 4:08 pm | Comments (10)
A second child at a West River home has tested as having elevated blood lead levels just two weeks after his downstairs neighbors received a temporary stay on their eviction because of lead paint levels found throughout an apartment — a problem for which both sides ultimately blame the city’s health department.
Continue reading ‘2nd Child Poisoned; Where’s The City?’
by Christopher Peak | May 4, 2018 1:41 pm | Comments (1)
Benjamin Mejia left his carpentry job each day in a cloud of vapors, wood shavings and dust. His steel-toed boots tracked the worksite into his apartment. Soon, one of his boys tested positive for lead poisoning.
Continue reading ‘Carpenter With Poisoned Kid Tries A Fix’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 27, 2018 1:58 pm | Comments (22)
A New Haven housing court judge ordered the landlord of a two-family house in the West River neighborhood to temporarily relocate the first-floor tenants he is trying to evict until he can prove that the high lead levels on the walls, doors, windows, and floors of his building are not unduly toxic for the young parents and their four young children.
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by Allan Appel | Apr 24, 2018 1:40 pm
You’ve heard of dialing 9-1-1 in a police emergency.
And there used to be, in New Haven, a 3-1-1 non-emergency number for city services from fixing potholes to figuring out the mystery of an abandoned boat beside the roadway. (Then SeeClickFix replaced it for city offices.)
Now there’s 2-1-1 to provide new streamlined access, resources, and connecting young parents to what they specifically need for kids — and their families — to be healthy in the developmentally crucial early years of life.
Continue reading ‘“Healthy From Day One” Gains Momentum’
by Christopher Peak | Apr 20, 2018 1:09 pm | Comments (20)
A young mom vacated a Fair Haven apartment where flaking lead paint poisoned her 3-year-old. Then she found out that her new apartment across the river in Fair Haven Heights is also covered with the heavy metal, and her child is at risk again.
Continue reading ‘460 Kids Poisoned By Lead In 2 Years’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 13, 2018 8:15 am | Comments (4)
The contract-less city’s management and professional employee union voted to approve a new five-year pact by a nearly two-to-one margin — following a labor trend of trading increased medical costs and added health care responsibilities in exchange for raises.
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by Allan Appel | Apr 5, 2018 8:11 am | Comments (1)
The 20 most popularly prescribed drugs in America have increased 12 percent a year for each of the last five years, six of them by 100 percent.
Hearing that fact gave Ralph Zovich, who’s approaching retirement age, an idea: “Let the government declare those 20 ‘essential for life,’” and give the feds immediate authority to negotiate the price.
“Also authorize the IRS to audit those drug makers. Put the fear of God into them.”
Continue reading ‘East Shore Sounds Off On Prescription Costs’