by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2019 7:51 am | Comments (6)
A serial rapist was preying on prostitutes on New Haven’s west end. The cops couldn’t get any leads on him. Until one of his alleged victims turned on her new phone — and saw her attacker’s face pop up in her Google Cloud photos.
Continue reading ‘5 Breaks Led To Serial Rape Arrest’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2019 7:59 am | Comments (17)
The city condemned a two-family home that two Guilford-based landlords had illegally converted into a five-unit rooming house. Four tenants were displaced.
The landlords’ — and their citywide tenants’ — problems may have just begun.
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by Thomas Breen & Paul Bass | Feb 14, 2019 7:39 am | Comments (46)
A police internal investigation has concluded that three city cops broke the rules when they failed to arrest a suspected serial rapist during a traffic stop.
They let the alleged rapist go free though a woman at the scene said she had just been assaulted at gunpoint. Even though the man had a bb gun under his seat. Even though there was a warrant out for his arrest.
The officers also turned off their body cameras during part of the encounter. One threw a knife over a bridge into the West River. The suspect would go on to allegedly rape two more women before he was finally arrested.
Continue reading ‘IA Report: Cops Ignored Victim, Stopped Bodycams, Let Alleged Serial Rapist Go Free’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 7, 2019 12:17 pm | Comments (1)
Moms and dads, alders, social-service providers and neighborhood fixtures will be walking through eight schools over the coming months, giving school principals and teachers a lesson on how to make them feel welcome.
Continue reading ‘Want A Tour? Schools Seek Parent Feedback’
by Christopher Peak | Feb 6, 2019 1:47 pm | Comments (12)
Nearly two years after a federal jury found that Rabbi Daniel Greer had inflicted $15 million in emotional damages by allegedly molesting a former student, and 18 months after police arrested him for alleged sexual crimes, he hasn’t paid up more than a couple thousand bucks or served any time behind bars.
Continue reading ‘Why Greer Remains Free, & Victim Unpaid’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 13, 2018 3:22 pm | Comments (23)
A local mega-landlord continued buying the block on Sherman Avenue — leaving tenants wary about what comes next, and in some cases making plans to move as quickly as possible.
Continue reading ‘Mandy Empire Buys Up The Block’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 13, 2018 7:34 am | Comments (4)
The West River Greenway is getting a little more advertising in the towns that it meanders through thanks to some new signage \going up in the watershed.
Continue reading ‘West River Watershed Raises Its Profile’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 20, 2018 3:55 pm | Comments (3)
A man suspected of attacking prostitutes has been charged with two separate cases of assaulting women he believed to be sex workers, including one incident in the basement of a notorious, condemned West River apartment complex
Continue reading ‘Alleged Serial Rapist Charged In 2 Assaults’
by Staff | Oct 3, 2018 12:40 pm | Comments (1)
The following was submitted by LCI Neighborhood Specialist Jillian Driscoll
Every fall, incoming freshman are expected to participate in a Day of Service at Southern Connecticut State University and this year about 200 fanned out over the city to make an impact.
Continue reading ‘SCSU Day Of Service Cleans Up’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 2, 2018 12:59 pm | Comments (10)
The city’s anti-blight agency has placed an open-ended lien on a century-old, 41-unit apartment complex to cover relocation expenses for the dozens of tenants displaced from the Edgewood building that was condemned in February.
Continue reading ‘City Slaps Lien On 66 Norton’