by Thomas Breen | Aug 17, 2018 12:29 pm | Comments (21)

Thomas Breen photoThe synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA is the primary chemical responsible for the 100-plus overdoses that have taken place mostly on the New Haven Green over the past two days among people smoking a bad batch of the synthetic marijuana known as K2.

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“Place Of Despair”?

by Staff | Aug 17, 2018 7:59 am | Comments (21)

(Updated with Fasano response to Harp’s response.) As city police, firefighters, and other emergency responders tended to waves of overdoses primarily on the New Haven Green on Wednesday and Thursday, a leading suburban Republican legislator provoked a firestorm of his own with a statement blaming the city for allowing the Green to deteriorate to the point that so many overdoses would occur.

Mayor Toni Harp, local Rev. Steven Cousin, and New Haven State Sen. Martin Looney came out swinging in response. Their statements (all written, except for the mayor’s which were delivered at a press conference) follow:

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Green Proprietors On Overdoses, Drug Scene: “We Cannot Wait”

by Staff | Aug 16, 2018 4:57 pm | Comments (29)

Paul Bass PhotoThe Committee of the Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Lands at New Haven, which has owned the New Haven Green since the 17th century and contracts with the city’s parks department to maintain it, released the following statement regarding Wednesday’s and Thursday’s overdoses on the Green.

The recent overdoses of dozens of people on the Green over the course of a day has brought to the forefront a growing national problem that has also hit New Haven: the drug epidemic.

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