by Christopher Peak | Jun 22, 2018 8:28 am | Comments (4)
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 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Brenda Novak looked at the clock. In four hours, the state legislature would adjourn for the year.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 8, 2018 8:20 am | Comments (19)
Two months after her 14-year-old ended up gasping for air as a peanut allergy constricted his throat, a mother still hasn’t received a full explanation of what happened to her son.
No one running Engineering & Science University Magnet School told the mom that an assistant principal had handed out nut-filled candy, and was eventually let go.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 8, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (2)
A Superior Court judge Thursday ordered the city to pay for an independent reinspection of a lead-contaminated West River home that the city had cleared as safe — and to pay the bill for displaced first-floor tenants to remain in a hotel room.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 7, 2018 7:54 am | Comments (4)
The upstairs tenants of a West River home at the center of an ongoing legal battle over city lead inspection protocol have filed a lawsuit against the city for failing to protect a child’s health with the timely investigation and enforcement of the abatement of lead paint hazards.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 1, 2018 11:23 am | Comments (2)
Thirty bricks bear the names of the first patients who died from AIDS-related complications in 1995. Hundreds of spots nearby are blank, waiting to be inscribed with the names of donors who will keep today’s HIV+ residents alive.
Continue reading ‘Brick By Brick, An AIDS Clinic Pushes On’
by Staff | May 25, 2018 4:12 pm | Comments (2)
State measures to protect women’s and children’s health from federal Obamacare cuts and requiring insurance companies to cover prosthetic devices became law Friday with the signatures — and a warning — from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
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by Thomas Breen | May 24, 2018 7:20 pm | Comments (15)
The city said a family could move a poisoned child back into a West River apartment.
A judge ruled otherwise — after hearing the city lead-paint inspector get grilled on the stand.
Continue reading ‘City’s Lead Inspection Goes On Trial’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 22, 2018 3:43 pm | Comments (6)
An abandoned former West Rock Nursing Home will get a new lease on life as apartments.
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by Allan Appel | May 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Green, grey, brown, and generally mutely colored diaper bags that look more like your basic backpack.
Some cool digital thermometers.
And, of course the de rigueur yellow rubber ducky that transcends all genders.
Continue reading ‘Dads Dealt Into Baby Showers’