by Paul Bass | Jun 15, 2018 3:50 pm | Comments (14)
Officer Doug Pearse thought he and his partner still had a “50-50” chance to rescue a suicidal woman at East Rock’s summit. Then she stood up at the precipice of a rock and bent her knees above a deadly drop.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 5, 2018 10:56 pm | Comments (23)
Watching Stacy Phillips contemplatively smoke his cigars in baggy pants and a T-shirt outside his Alden Avenue apartment or pass the hat between sets with his “bluegrass characters” at the Outer Space, you might not guess he won a Grammy.
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by Thomas Breen | Apr 25, 2018 7:47 am | Comments (1)
New Haven celebrated its 380th birthday Tuesday afternoon with a party that promoted diversity, opportunity and progress, and singled out seven individuals who have left a lasting imprint on the city’s cultural, physical and spiritual landscape.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 17, 2018 7:55 am | Comments (6)
(Updated) Tom Ullmann was training for a far more challenging hike as he set out Friday morning on the OK Slips Falls Trail in the Adirondacks.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 29, 2018 4:16 pm
Elsie Chapman never intended to be president of the Historic Wooster Square Association. She was just helping a founding member of the association navigate how to use email.
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by Paul Bass | Dec 24, 2017 10:31 am | Comments (7)
Watch out, baby boomers. Twenty-something New Haveners began stepping into leadership roles in 2017, suggesting a long-overdue transfer of power may not be far away.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 27, 2017 4:49 pm
The Black and Hispanic Caucus took time out from its annual benefit for the city’s youth and seniors to honor a woman who truly has the keys to the city, Pattie Lawlor.
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by Allan Appel | Oct 25, 2017 12:39 pm | Comments (2)
They celebrated buying, rehabilitating, and selling scores of homes to first-time homeowners and in the process revitalizing a stretch of Newhallville that many had given up on.
Not on the agenda but very much part of the event was also celebration of the return to action of the man who has lead that effort for decades: founder and executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services, who has returned from a life-threatening stroke to be the very model of optimism and resiliency.
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by Allan Appel | Oct 16, 2017 8:02 am | Comments (5)
“You’re crawling down the hallway of a burning building. Your ears are beginning to burn. Your hair is beginning to catch on fire ... then you hear a moan. You reach up and grab someone lying on a bed, and out you go.
“There’s no greater feeling than to be be able to save people’s lives.”
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by Paul Bass | Sep 2, 2017 8:35 pm | Comments (17)
Tom Ullmann sees much still wrong with Connecticut’s criminal justice system. But he also sees a lot right — and, in 43 years of tireless advocacy, he can claim some of the credit.
Continue reading ‘Crusading Public Defender Moves On’