by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2019 7:51 am
A serial rapist was preying on prostitutes on New Haven’s west end. The cops couldn’t get any leads on him. Until one of his alleged victims turned on her new phone — and saw her attacker’s face pop up in her Google Cloud photos.
Continue reading ‘5 Breaks Led To Serial Rape Arrest’
by Noah Kim | Feb 18, 2019 5:14 pm | Comments (4)
A mortgage-fraud scammer destroyed a property in Newhallville. Now the lot was up for grabs — and neighbors worried that another outsider would come in and continue to prey on the neighborhood.
Continue reading ‘Pilfered Property Gets A 2nd Chance’
by Sam Gurwitt | Feb 18, 2019 12:01 pm
That’s why I praise You
I lift You up
And I magnify Your name ...
There was no choir raising a joyful noise inside Victory Temple for the Sabbath. No band; just a drum and small Hammond organ. And yet ... The rafters shook. The Lord’s name was magnified.
Continue reading ‘On Sunday, Congregation Was The Choir’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 18, 2019 7:33 am | Comments (9)
With an eye toward stabilizing neighborhoods through homeownership, the city’s anti-blight agency got the green light to purchase a bank-foreclosed property before slumlords get their hands on it.
Continue reading ‘LCI Races Slumlords To Property’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 15, 2019 4:50 pm | Comments (5)
One school rep said Charlene Penna could double up on courses; another said she could join a nationally ranked robotics team.
So went the competition to lure a gifted suburban middle-schooler to a New Haven magnet high school.
Continue reading ‘Suburbanites Go Urban Magnet Shopping’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2019 7:59 am | Comments (14)
The city condemned a two-family home that two Guilford-based landlords had illegally converted into a five-unit rooming house. Four tenants were displaced.
The landlords’ — and their citywide tenants’ — problems may have just begun.
Continue reading ‘House Condemned; Tenants Displaced’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2019 7:58 am | Comments (21)
Cut cop pensions and increase their salaries.
Add more disincentives to leave the department.
Shake down suburban departments when they do poach city officers.
Maybe lower the minimum age to become a police officer? Or maybe not.
Continue reading ‘Ideas Floated On How To Keep A Cop’
by Thomas Breen & Paul Bass | Feb 14, 2019 7:39 am | Comments (45)
A police internal investigation has concluded that three city cops broke the rules when they failed to arrest a suspected serial rapist during a traffic stop.
They let the alleged rapist go free though a woman at the scene said she had just been assaulted at gunpoint. Even though the man had a bb gun under his seat. Even though there was a warrant out for his arrest.
The officers also turned off their body cameras during part of the encounter. One threw a knife over a bridge into the West River. The suspect would go on to allegedly rape two more women before he was finally arrested.
Continue reading ‘IA Report: Cops Ignored Victim, Stopped Bodycams, Let Alleged Serial Rapist Go Free’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 13, 2019 4:34 pm | Comments (21)
A schools superintendent has once again asked Peggy Moore to take the helm of a school in transition.
Last time, that didn’t work out so well.
Continue reading ‘Peggy Moore Enlisted To Helm Barnard’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 13, 2019 3:46 pm | Comments (5)
Malcolm X. Archibald knows a lot about real estate. He knew little about online marketing.
That changed on Wednesday as the 24-year-old real estate agent and budding entrepreneur joined dozens of local people for a corporate-led crash course on how to build a small business in the digital age.
Continue reading ‘On Wednesday, Google Wasn’t Evil’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 12, 2019 7:57 pm | Comments (12)
From electrical insulation to custom art frames.
A Fair Haven factory is about to make that transition as a Brooklyn-based frame manufacturer moves to town and a heavy industrial manufacturer rolls out, in the city’s latest property transactions.
Continue reading ‘50 Factory Jobs Coming To Fair Haven’
by Sam Gurwitt | Feb 12, 2019 7:56 pm | Comments (3)
“You can’t let go of the throttle,” said Ron Esposito as truck number 31 crested the top of snowy Farnsworth Street.
You just have to keep going.
Continue reading ‘Ron Tackles The Hills’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 12, 2019 7:48 am | Comments (22)
School brass is relying on state reps to lift them one-third of the way out of a $31 million hole in next year’s budget — which will already require deep staff cuts.
Superintendent Carol Birks made that announcement Monday night in a surprise budget presentation that wasn’t noticed on the Board of Education’s meeting agenda.
Continue reading ‘Schools Project $30M Shortfall’
by Paul Bass | Feb 11, 2019 4:47 pm | Comments (47)
Another parking garage, as pictured above?
Or, as pictured above, a “twin tower” of apartments and stores surrounded by smaller buildings with a pedestrian neighborhood feel?
Those are two competing visions now on the table for the 1.6-acre asphalt stretch of Union Avenue between Route 34 and the existing Union Station parking garage.
Continue reading ‘What Makes Sense At Union Station?’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 11, 2019 7:44 am | Comments (32)
Updated—No smartphone? No problem. The city’s bike share system is about to replace its entire two-wheeled fleet with bicycles that riders can unlock without the help of an iPhone.
And did someone say ... electric scooters?
Continue reading ‘Next Up: Scooter Share’