by Paul Bass | Aug 20, 2018 5:39 pm | Comments (2)
“Bridgeport K2” — a particularly potent variety from a formula hatched in a Pfizer pharmaceutical lab — had returned to town. Zombie-like, smokers were collapsing, vomiting, going to the hospital, then stumbling back downtown ... to repeat the routine.
Continue reading ‘What Really Happened On The Green’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 20, 2018 5:10 pm | Comments (2)
In a visit to New Haven Monday, President Trump’s drug czar promised that more federal dollars are on the way to help cities respond to the type of widespread drug abuse that led to over 100 overdoses last week on the New Haven Green.
But he also stressed that addiction is a “personal crisis for individuals” that is best responded to at the local level, even when supported by state and federal resources.
Continue reading ‘Trump’s Drug Czar: Solutions Begin At Home’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 20, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (15)
It sounded like a magic solution to New Haven’ long-term fiscal mess: Surrender control to the state in return for one of those big bailouts.
In real life, that option may not be on the table.
Continue reading ‘If City’s Broke, Can MARB Fix It?’
by Paul Bass | Aug 17, 2018 5:29 pm | Comments (6)
One person collapsed on the Green. Then another. Then another. More help was needed fast.
Meanwhile, a man went on Facebook Live to announce he was jumping off East Rock. A Cedar Hill building started collapsing. A fire broke out in the Annex.
Continue reading ‘Overdoses Put 911, Engine 4 To The Test’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 17, 2018 12:29 pm | Comments (22)
Chief identifies K2 chemical that led to over 100 overdoses in 2 days.
• 3rd alleged dealer arrested.
• Blumenthal: Synthetics the new scourge.
• 2 suspects arrested before for K2.
Continue reading ‘FUBINACA Did It’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 17, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (16)
What’s the purpose of a war memorial in a shopping district? To honor history? To protest future conflicts? To shade shoppers? Or to serve as the launch point for a bike ride home?
Continue reading ‘Bike Share Hits Memorial Speed Bump’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 16, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (3)
On his way home after work Wednesday night, Jesus lingered to watch the flashing lights as paramedics responded to a wave of drug overdoses on the Green.
Before he went home, he would end up saving a life.
Continue reading ‘Stopping Suicide, Jesus Redeems Himself’
by Paul Bass | Aug 16, 2018 7:42 am | Comments (69)
(Updated) A suspected bad batch of K2 sent crews racing all day Wednesday to treat dozens of overdose victims, most of them on the Green, in one of the busiest and most intense episodes of what has become a daily drama in New Haven.
Continue reading ‘OD Toll Hits 77; Cops Arrest Suspect’
by Paul Bass & Thomas Breen | Aug 14, 2018 10:07 pm | Comments (27)
Accepting his party’s gubernatorial nomination with a crushing victory over a felonious opponent, Ned Lamont Tuesday night unveiled his first plan for getting the state’s economy back on track.
In an acceptance speech from the stage of New Haven’s College Street Music Hall, Lamont offered leaders of Connecticut’s cities and towns a deal to help stabilize both their own and the state’s finances: regionalization in return for support on municipal aid and local property taxes.
Continue reading ‘Landslide Lamont Offers Mayors A Deal’
by Thomas Breen & Paul Bass | Aug 14, 2018 9:08 pm | Comments (6)
Ned Lamont won the vote Tuesday — but he didn’t win New Haven’s hearts.
That could be a problem come November.
Continue reading ‘New Haven Shrugs For Ned, Feels Eva’
by Staff | Aug 14, 2018 8:04 pm | Comments (1)
Continue reading ‘2018 Primary Election Results: New Haven’
by Allan Appel | Aug 14, 2018 2:02 pm | Comments (8)
A public works crew hit the streets this week to let New Haveners know we’re putting a lot of the wrong trash in recycling bins — and jeopardizing the city’s ability to effectively do the job.
Continue reading ‘Recycling Re-Education Crew Hits Streets’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 14, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (24)
With the start of the school year just two weeks ago, nearly three-dozen educators have been temporarily spared from layoffs, while cuts might now fall on others — unknown others.
Continue reading ‘School Layoffs Tabled; Uncertainty Reigns’
by Hacibey Catalbasoglu | Aug 13, 2018 12:21 pm | Comments (49)
(Opinion) New Haven’s flag is outdated and poorly designed. To many of you, it may come as a surprise that we even have a flag.
In fact, we use our flag so infrequently that, in 2018, many city officials still wear an All-American City Pin from 2008. Cities with successful flags can utilize them to bring together entire neighborhoods and elicit emotions of pride and unity.
Continue reading ‘You Call This A Flag?’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 13, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (25)
With sweat pouring down his face and the jubilant sound of drums, keyboards, and a hundred pairs of clapping hands before him, Pastor Kelcy Steele revved up one of New Haven’s most influential African-American congregations to make their presence known at the polls this Tuesday.
Continue reading ‘Pre-Primary Pulpit Call: Slay Goliath’