by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 24, 2015 2:38 pm | Comments (2)
Almost four months after Sanjay Patel was murdered working the cash register at a gas station convenience store, new life has emerged in his family—his wife Bhavana Chavada gave birth to their son, Om Sanjay Kumar Patel.
by Finnegan Schick | Jun 11, 2015 3:57 pm | Comments (25)
A city official tried out a new argument to seek to convince East Shore neighbors to support paving more of Tweed-New Haven Airport’s runway: It will mean less noise.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 2, 2015 8:58 am | Comments (14)
The New Haven Board of Alders Monday night unanimously approved adding Stratford to the regional water authority, though a legal fight could be brewing with residents of that town.
by Aliyya Swaby | May 22, 2015 1:09 pm | Comments (20)
The state rejected Roshan Patel’s efforts to sell booze in the Annex neighborhood, not because of all the complaints from neighbors—but because New Haven had reached a little-known state-calculated limit for the number of liquor stores allowed within its boundaries.
Meanwhile, across town, a Westville Village landlord who beat Patel out for the last permit (by one day) has since seen her own plans dashed, and may end up opening her liquor store instead ... over in the Annex.
by Paul Bass | May 15, 2015 2:14 pm | Comments (24)
Seeing a white Highlander SUV blocking an Orange Street bike lane, Stephen Saladino hit the brakes. He dismounted his city-issued Fuji and whipped out his Zebra-brand ticketing device, which caught the attention of a man on the sidewalk.
“I own the store here!” the man announced. “My customers can’t park here?”
by Aliyya Swaby | Apr 17, 2015 2:10 pm | Comments (3)
Bhavana Chavada wore flowing red garments to her husband’s funeral instead of a traditional white sari, not yet ready to let him pass to the afterlife.
by Staff | Apr 8, 2015 2:59 pm | Comments (1)
Police Wednesday afternoon released a partial surveillance video of the scene Monday night at the Pay Rite Food Mart at the Citgo gas station on Forbes Avenue, when two masked men shot dead a cashier named Sanjay Patel. Click above to watch it. (Updated at 4:33 p.m.: This is a longer version than the one originally posted today; this version shows the gunmen leaving the store.)
by Paul Bass | Apr 7, 2015 4:03 pm | Comments (18)
A year after she survived a fire, Bhavana Chavada once again has found herself surrounded by friends—this time as a survivor of homicide.
by Staff | Apr 6, 2015 8:54 pm | Comments (2)
Someone shot a clerk to death in the Annex Monday night.
by Staff | Mar 12, 2015 1:53 pm | Comments (2)
Second through sixth-graders at Nathan Hale School interviewed 93-year-old local historian Doris Townshend for their school newspaper, The Patriot Times. Following is the story they published
It’s a cold, Tuesday night and Mrs. Townshend (also known as Doris or Deb), warmly greets us at the giant front door.