by Thomas Breen | Nov 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Syreeta Nicholson’s second-youngest son Marque already had an elevated blood lead level two years ago when his family first moved into the single-family home at 489 Sherman Pkwy.
Marque’s blood lead level quintupled after just five months of living at the property.
It turns out at least 100 renters like Nicholson have moved into federally subsidized apartments without promised lead paint inspections.
Continue reading ‘100+ Tenants Caught In Lead Limbo’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 8, 2018 8:16 am | Comments (3)
If you see a police officer looking a bit scruffier about the face, don’t be alarmed. It’s just No-Shave November.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 31, 2018 9:14 pm | Comments (1)
Open enrollment in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starts Thursday, and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is reminding Nutmeggers to get it while the gettin’ is good.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 31, 2018 1:45 pm | Comments (4)
Tracey Oberg applied a mint-flavored fluoride to the surface of 9-year-old Nashelley’s chompers, strengthening the hard enamel against the sticky layer of bacteria that causes tooth decay. She then swabbed a plastic protective sealant over the back molars. Nashelley said it tasted “kinda spicy.” Oberg sent the fourth-grader back to class in less than 20 minutes.
Compare that to average dental visit, which causes students to miss an estimated two hours of class.
Continue reading ‘The Dentist Comes To School’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 24, 2018 2:00 pm | Comments (3)
An experimental pre-arrest diversion program is off to a slow start in New Haven in part because the city already doesn’t put people in jail for low-level drug offenses.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 24, 2018 7:50 am | Comments (4)
The health department dragged its feet, failed to follow up. Then the housing authority swept in and took action.
Now a West River mom can move to a new apartment where she needn’t worry about her toddler getting lead paint poisoning.
Meanwhile, her current landlord is asking why she never got notice of a lead problem in the first place so she could fix it.
Continue reading ‘2 Agencies, 2 Tacks On Lead Paint’
by Allan Appel | Oct 22, 2018 12:23 pm
The municipal response to the 120-plus “K2” synthetic cannabinoid poisonings that took place on the Green on Aug. 15 and 16 drew national attention.
Monday morning, the police, fire, and ambulance service emergency responders who kept people alive that day earned local recognition, too, celebrated for what they did on those two frenetic mid-August days against “overwhelming odds.”
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by Allan Appel | Oct 10, 2018 11:29 am | Comments (3)
“You’re blowing smoke at us and expecting us to see clouds.”
“You’re talking first about your clients, and not about the neighborhood, of which APT is a part.”
Hill neighbors offered an evening of comments like those Tuesday night to an official from the APT Foundation.
Continue reading ‘APT Gets A Local Earful’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 8, 2018 1:48 pm | Comments (1)
Powerful synthetic drugs that are manufactured overseas will be harder to ship into the country, thanks to a crackdown created by a rare bipartisan move by the U.S. Congress.
Continue reading ‘Postal Carriers, Paramedics Get More Tools Against Synthetic Drugs’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 8, 2018 11:44 am | Comments (4)
You can’t try something new without making mistakes.
So reasoned managers of an experimental city initiative to divert low-level drug users toward help and away from prison. They said they’re learning from those mistakes — and making progress.
Continue reading ‘“LEAD” Gains Footing After Rocky Roll-Out’