by Thomas Breen | Sep 21, 2018 3:52 pm | Comments (5)
Dozens of city residents gathered on the New Haven Green to witness a spectacle that, if only for an hour, seemed to transform the historic park at the middle of Downtown.
But unlike the 100-plus synthetic-marijuana-related poisonings that drew local, state, and national attention to a public health crisis at the city center last month, Friday afternoon’s eye-catching activity at the corner of Church Street and Chapel Street was filled with dancing, music, and joy.
Continue reading ‘Proprietors “Take Back The Green”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 21, 2018 8:34 am | Comments (17)
A plan to develop housing on 4.3 vacant acres along Route 34 moved forward Thursday night, but not before a longtime neighborhood leader criticized a turn away from promoting homeownership.
Continue reading ‘Route 34 Vision Shifts To Rentals’
by Paul Bass | Sep 20, 2018 3:51 pm | Comments (29)
Hundreds of New Haven high school students walked out of classes Monday to a downtown “sanctuary” church — with the support of school officials but very much on their own terms.
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by Christopher Peak | Sep 20, 2018 2:20 pm | Comments (1)
After murdering four people, should a gang’s enforcer receive a lighter sentence for turning in other members who participated in the bloodshed?
U.S. District Court Judge Janet C. Hall was faced with that dilemma Wednesday in her Church Street courtroom as she weighed the fate of a killer who turned the tables on one of New Haven’s deadly Red Side Guerrilla Brims.
Continue reading ‘“Chewie” Killed, Then Struck A Deal’
by Thomas Breen | Sep 20, 2018 2:15 pm | Comments (11)
Four New Haven Correctional Center inmates literally beat “swords into ploughshares” on Thursday as they forged new garden tools from donated and repurposed handguns, shotguns, and assault rifles.
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by Thomas Breen & Markeshia Ricks | Sep 20, 2018 8:13 am | Comments (45)
Plans to build a new memorial park dedicated to New Haven victims of gun violence are one big step closer to becoming a reality now that the city’s Parks Commission has officially signed off on the project concept and location.
Continue reading ‘Parks Commission OKs Homicide Memorial’
by Thomas Breen | Sep 19, 2018 7:48 am | Comments (33)
The upper levels of the city’s first circulating library and first public high school are now office space and 10 luxury apartments.
Continue reading ‘Historic Palladium Building Goes Upscale’
by Kica Matos | Sep 18, 2018 2:39 pm | Comments (57)
Last week, over 30 minutes in mid-morning, my husband and I witnessed open-air drug deals outside of the church next door, followed by drug use next to a school bus. A knife-wielding man rampaged up the street followed by a highly intoxicated woman. Five minutes later, a John and a sex worker engaged in sex acts in the open.
Later that afternoon as I walked my dog in the park, I was overwhelmed by what I saw: a used condom on the sidewalk next to my house and dirty needles, bloody gauzes and empty drug bags littering nearly every bench.
Continue reading ‘APT’s Toll On Our Neighborhoods’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 18, 2018 12:13 pm | Comments (1)
The city’s engineer and the fire department were given a late afternoon mystery to solve: Two barrels appeared to have been dumped by the banks of the Quinnipiac River.
Both were marked as containing hazardous waste. Polychlorinated biphenyl or PCB to be exact.
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by Paul Bass | Sep 18, 2018 12:00 am | Comments (41)
(Analysis) The Shubert theater staged a revival Monday night of the historic 1960 Kennedy-Nixon campaign debate. Bob Stefanowski played the role of John F. Kennedy.
Continue reading ‘Stefanowski Crushes Lamont In Debate’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 17, 2018 3:46 pm | Comments (21)
It took about 20 years, but the new Canal Dock Boathouse is open and ready to connect people to water.
Continue reading ‘What’s Up? (Canal) Dock!’
by Christopher Peak | Sep 17, 2018 1:34 pm | Comments (11)
The students in three New Haven charter elementary schools continue to outperform the state on tests of reading and math proficiency. But a measure of those students’ actual academic growth each year shows they’re mostly still just behind the state.
Continue reading ‘City Charters Outperform State Again’
by Paul Bass & Christopher Peak | Sep 14, 2018 2:07 pm | Comments (41)
Police Chief Anthony Campbell took office promising to tackle domestic violence — and now finds himself addressing it among his own ranks.
In the last three months, four of Campbell’s officers have been arrested on charges of domestic violence.
Continue reading ‘4 Cops Arrested For Domestic Violence’
by Thomas Breen | Sep 14, 2018 8:10 am | Comments (28)
The Harp administration pitched a plan to harness the city’s building boom to tackle its yawning structural deficit: Change the terms of tax deals offered to builders.
Continue reading ‘Builders’ Tax Breaks Reconsidered’
by Sonya Schoenberger | Sep 13, 2018 3:34 pm | Comments (13)
As a crowd looked on, two Fair Haven families competed to rescue a boarded-up two-story house on Blatchley Avenue.
Continue reading ‘Gerda & Bolivar Go 120 Rounds’