by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 22, 2016 12:11 pm
When 16 New Haveners overdosed in six hours from a bad batch of drugs, two of them died. The opioid antidote Narcan — an easy-to-use, fast-acting cure that has been around since the 1970s — was widely credited with keeping those numbers down.
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by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 15, 2016 7:51 am | Comments (10)
The city is looking at putting the opioid antidote Narcan in the hands of cops after a string of deadly overdoses, provoking skepticism from the heads of the police and fire unions.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 1, 2016 4:27 pm | Comments (6)
To stop people from dying from an overdose of a deadly opioid, New Haven will need more of the antidote that saves lives and a better coordination of health resources.
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by Qi Xu | Jul 1, 2016 7:27 am | Comments (2)
In one month, Wilmot Crossing resident Betty Reveas will be able to do grocery shopping around the corner. In about a year, she can see a doctor a stone’s throw away, instead of having to drive downtown.
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by Qi Xu | Jul 1, 2016 7:10 am | Comments (2)
Sixteen years ago, “a scrappy group of people” thought of donating books to parents of newborns, and made their first move at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
On Thursday they returned to where they started to launch a social media campaign for literacy for every baby.
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by Qi Xu | Jun 29, 2016 7:04 am
Activist Eric Handler dipped his feet in “an ocean of problems” when he set about trying to reclaim wasted food for hungry people to eat.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 28, 2016 2:57 pm | Comments (4)
They thought their usual dealers were selling them cocaine. Instead they purchased pure fentanyl — and overdosed.
That’s the latest word on why 17 people overdosed, three of them fatally, on a bad batch of drugs sold in New Haven last Thursday.
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by Paul Bass & Aliyya Swaby | Jun 24, 2016 2:58 pm | Comments (21)
Chris Carey didn’t shudder when he heard that 16 people overdosed on drugs within six hours in New Haven. He’s seen plenty of fellow addicts die already. And he’s sure that he’ll know it if he obtains additive-laced heroin again — and that he’ll take it slowly enough to stay alive.
Continue reading ‘After Overdoses, Back To “Normal”’
by David Yaffe-Bellany & Paul Bass | Jun 23, 2016 10:18 pm
A toxic batch of street drugs laced with fentanyl appears to have hit New Haven, with firefighters and cops rushing to rescue 16 different people who overdosed on drugs — at least two of them fatally — between 3:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
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by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jun 20, 2016 7:24 am | Comments (9)
“Your god is not a loving god!” shouted a demonstrator dressed in bright pink. “I would not want to go to your god’s heaven.”
“Get a bible and read it,” replied a protester with a cross hanging around her neck. “God loves you and wants you to live with him.”
A third person chimed in: “Have you read Leviticus lately?”
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