by Thomas Breen | Jul 19, 2018 3:22 pm
The City Plan Commission voted to recommend that the city follow through on an application for $4.1 million in federal lead abatement funding, while the chair also cautioned that the city should seek out new sources of funding to confront the citywide problem of childhood lead poisoning.
Continue reading ‘Lead $ Search Advances’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 17, 2018 1:43 pm
The city’s Health Department has found lead paint hazards at three different city apartments, all of which currently house children with elevated blood lead levels.
Continue reading ‘3 Landlords Hit With New Lead Orders’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 17, 2018 8:02 am | Comments (2)
The city expects to collect at least $1.6 million in reimbursements for a sorely depleted medical fund from an insurance policy that hasn’t paid out in a decade.
Continue reading ‘City Ends Policy As It Begins To Pay Off’
by Allison Park | Jul 13, 2018 8:26 am | Comments (1)
Step aside, Stop & Shop and Big Y: There’s a hotter spot to buy produce near the Brookside housing development.
Continue reading ‘Common Ground Hits The Streets’
by Paul Bass | Jul 11, 2018 3:40 pm | Comments (7)
A day after Sten Vermund felt “kicked in the gut,” he found himself talking about a new opportunity to fight back.
Continue reading ‘Breast Milk Block Inspires Call To Action’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 11, 2018 7:44 am | Comments (4)
A second Superior Court judge ripped into the city’s handling of a child lead poisoning case, declaring that he is “appalled” at the city’s delays and deficiencies in completing an adequate abatement and inspection of the child’s apartment.
Continue reading ‘Another Judge Rips City On Lead’
by Carly Wanna | Jul 9, 2018 3:26 pm | Comments (3)
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy encountered several New Haveners on food stamps during his “Walk Across Connecticut.” One day after finishing the walk, he promised to fight an effort to scale food stamps back.
Continue reading ‘Food Stamps Fight Looms’
by Paul Bass | Jul 6, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (5)
No more excuses: Get in the building. Get out the lead. Protect poisoned kids.
Superior Court Judge Walter Spader Jr. issued those marching orders to the city Thursday.
Spader specifically ordered the city Health Department to take over removing lead paint from a flaking-paint-filled 969 Elm St. apartment where two little boys have been found to have high lead levels in their blood.
Continue reading ‘Judge To City: Get Moving On Lead’
by Allan Appel | Jul 5, 2018 6:05 pm | Comments (4)
When he was growing up in Dixwell, Johntaye Greene stood near the corner of Webster and Dixwell when a man was shot, fell, then died at his feet.
Traumatic incidents like that led Greene to self-medicate with marijuana to manage the effects.
Now, thanks to a new downtown New Haven business, he can take care of himself legally since three months ago he received a diagnosis of PTSD, based on his experience of chronic urban violence.
Continue reading ‘PTSD-Focused “CannaHealth” Opens Doors’
by Thomas Breen | Jul 5, 2018 11:23 am | Comments (6)
The city’s Health Department is planning to apply for $4.1 million in federal funding to help landlords pay for lead paint hazard abatement at 200 housing units throughout the city.
Continue reading ‘Health Department Seeks Another $4.1M For Lead Abatement’