Lead $ Search Advances

by Thomas Breen | Jul 19, 2018 3:22 pm

Thomas BreenThe 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.

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Judge To City: Get Moving On Lead

by Paul Bass | Jul 6, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (5)

Paul Bass PhotosNo 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.

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PTSD-Focused “CannaHealth” Opens Doors

by Allan Appel | Jul 5, 2018 6:05 pm | Comments (4)

Allan Appel PhotoWhen 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.

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