by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 22, 2018 8:46 am | Comments (3)
Betsy Segui testified that if Bill Saunders had readily produced an event permit six years ago for the Ideat Village festival he organized in Pitkin Plaza, she’d never have arrested him.
“If everything was in order, I would have thanked him for his cooperation and radioed to dispatch to ask if the complainant wanted to speak to an officer,” she said.
Continue reading ‘Cop On Stand: “We Never Got That Far”’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 22, 2018 8:28 am
A mom whose 3-year-old son is sick with lead-poisoning called the New Haven Health Department more than 20 times, begging for someone to enforce the laws and clean up the cracked and flaking paint at her Edgewood apartment.
After a month of messages, an inspector finally came out and confirmed the walls were coated with lead. But for the next five months, the property remained largely unabated. During that time, her 11-month-old son was poisoned too.
Continue reading ‘2nd Kid Poisoned After City Ordered Repairs’
by Paul Bass | Jun 21, 2018 1:22 pm | Comments (17)
It turns out that New Haven cops fabricated more than 17 background-check reports on aspiring officers, and now state and federal prosecutors have been asked to consult on a possible criminal investigation.
Continue reading ‘Police Probe Widens; Cop Gives His Side’
by Thomas Breen | Jun 21, 2018 1:18 pm | Comments (20)
Mayor Toni Harp vetoed a Board of Alders order that requires any “additional revenue” received by the city for the next fiscal year to go towards reducing the city’s new 11 percent tax increase.
That veto comes just a few days after the city’s Parking Authority agreed to send over an additional $2 million to the city to help shore up its struggling finances.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 21, 2018 7:58 am | Comments (17)
Six years ago, nearly to the day, New Haven cop Betsy Segui arrested artist and Ideat Village festival co-founder Bill Saunders at Pitkin Plaza on charges of interfering with a police officer, disorderly conduct, and inciting a riot.
On Wednesday, they both returned to the scene of that arrest — along with jurors who will decide whether Segui was wrong to arrest Saunders that day, violated his First Amendment rights, and used excessive force.
Continue reading ‘Return To The Scene Of The Infraction’
by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2018 4:46 pm | Comments (18)
As President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to stop separating detained immigrant children from their parents, New Haveners rallied to demand that he stop detaining and deporting them, period.
Immigrant rights organizers joined Democratic attorney general candidate William Tong for the 1 p.m. rally on the steps of First & Summerfield United Methodist Church, a sanctuary congregation across from the Green.
Continue reading ‘Immigration Rally Turns Up The Heat’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 20, 2018 1:35 pm | Comments (8)
Soon-to-be-vacant schools in Wooster Square and City Point could host cleaning materials, security camera feeds, science kits and other storage next year, under a money-saving plan to shift employees out of leased buildings.
Continue reading ‘From Schools To ... ?’
by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2018 8:16 am | Comments (20)
Don’t look for Sue Hatfield to sign onto letters attacking Donald Trump if she becomes Connecticut’s next attorney general, even when some of her fellow Republicans criticize him for separating parents and children at the border.
Continue reading ‘AG Hopeful Backs Trump On Immigration’
by Thomas Breen | Jun 19, 2018 3:01 pm | Comments (6)
Anthony Camposano wasn’t folding. He was looking at a large pile of used clothes, furniture, bikes and home appliances abandoned by an evicted household. He hoped that somewhere inside would be a tool he could resell.
Continue reading ‘They Lost It; He Bid $150’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 19, 2018 12:46 pm | Comments (12)
A project that would put 124 market-rate senior apartments in the shadow of West Rock is a step closer to happening about 19 years after it was approved the first time.
Continue reading ‘W. Rock Senior Housing Plan Back On Track’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 18, 2018 3:12 pm | Comments (4)
In the wake of a rash of trashcan fires on the Green, cops have arrested an elderly man who confessed to some of the mayhem.
Continue reading ‘Green Fire Mystery Partly Solved’
by Thomas Breen | Jun 18, 2018 7:59 am | Comments (5)
A Superior Court judge ruled that a Westville family can stay in its rented home through the end of July and does not have to backpay rent for May and June because of its landlord’s delays in fixing the property.
Continue reading ‘Leaks, Plumbing Problems Stall Attempted Eviction’
by Paul Bass | Jun 15, 2018 3:50 pm | Comments (14)
Officer Doug Pearse thought he and his partner still had a “50-50” chance to rescue a suicidal woman at East Rock’s summit. Then she stood up at the precipice of a rock and bent her knees above a deadly drop.
Continue reading ‘Atop East Rock, It Was Life Or Death’
by Paul Bass | Jun 15, 2018 3:45 pm | Comments (21)
Thirty-seven would-be New Haven cops were set to receive their appointments Thursday night — but now will have to wait while the department figures how much fabrication took place in their vetting process.
Continue reading ‘Cop Academy Class Put On Hold’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 15, 2018 3:44 pm | Comments (28)
At an emergency meeting, representatives from several public employee unions tried to stop an imminent raid on the pension funds they’re owed.
Continue reading ‘Unions Go To Battle Over Pension Payment’