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  • Clerk Fatally Shoots Armed Robbery Suspect Who Also Tried to Rob Brother's Store: PD (New Haven, CT)

    08/07/2014 12:31:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    A New Haven convenience store owner shot and killed a man suspected of trying to rob his store and another store owned by his brother at gunpoint on the same night, police said. According to police, the owner of Congress Mini Market at 750 Congress Avenue called 911 to report that a man armed with a rifle had tried to rob him Tuesday night. While detectives were interviewing him, the store owner's brother called to say he had just shot a man who tried to rob his store, Nino's Mini Market at 659 Washington Avenue, according to police. Police arrived...
  • Ted Kennedy Jr. to run for Connecticut Senate

    04/07/2014 8:13:55 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    Bos Herald ^ | 4/7/14 | AP/Bos Herald
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut. Two people briefed on the decision say the son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts will announce Tuesday that he intends to seek the Democratic nomination for the state's 12th District. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Kennedy wants to make the announcement. Kennedy is a 52-year-old health care lawyer who lives in Branford, a coastal town outside New Haven, and has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years. He had said last month he was considering...
  • Seniors, doctors, lawmakers rail against UnitedHealthcare (CT)changes (Losing care due reps vote)

    03/08/2014 4:50:52 AM PST · by raybbr · 28 replies
    nhregister.com ^ | 03/07/14 | Mary E. O’Leary
    hamden >> Seniors and U.S. Rosa L. DeLauro planned their next move Friday as they looked for ways to keep UnitedHealthcare and federal agencies accountable after the large insurer cut Yale-New Haven Hospital and more than 2,200 doctors around the state from their Connecticut networks. DeLauro, D-3, said she will ask the federal General Accounting Office to investigate the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on how it determined the remaining practitioners will be enough to serve patients and whether UHC gave the required notice to Greater New Haven clients. The letter has been signed by all five of Connecticut’s...
  • Democrat Politicians and Union President Accept Communist Awards At Event Held In Public High School

    01/14/2014 5:24:02 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    The Bell News ^ | January 8, 2014 | Patch W Adams
    A Democrat State Representative, a former Democrat State Senator and a local Union President walked into a public high school in Connecticut to receive a Communist award. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke right? I only wish it was… According to an article on the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) News, People’s World, in December of 2013 a Communist award ceremony was held in a New Haven Connecticut public high school auditorium where the Democrat State Rep, Former Democrat State Senator and the local Union President all received awards: >snip "Former state Senator Ed Gomes, a steelworker, state representative...
  • 'Shop, Dine, Park' initiative announced in New Haven

    01/06/2014 5:56:02 PM PST · by matt04 · 17 replies
    New Haven's mayor announced a new economic initiative involving city-specific debit cards. Mayor Toni Harp said the new "New Haven - Shop, Dine, Park" program will issue gift cards that will work at participating stores, restaurants or parking locations. Harp revealed the details about the program during a news conference Monday afternoon at the Shubert Theater on College Street. "It supports our merchants, our restaurants. It gives people a way to get resources in our town," said Harp. "We'll be able to tell who is coming into our town, give people who have this card special offers." She said the...
  • Sen. Blumenthal speaks of New Haven slaying victim Erika Robinson on Senate floor

    12/18/2013 2:46:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | December 18, 2013 | Shahid Abdul-Karim
    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor of the shooting death of Erika Robinson, calling again for Congress to pass laws that would prevent “such violence.”
  • MIA remains ID'd, to be buried on anniversary of disappearance

    12/11/2013 7:45:59 PM PST · by jttpwalsh · 67 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 10, 2013 | news@stripes.com
    The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory have identified the remains of an airman who went missing during the Vietnam War. Air Force Col. Francis McGouldrick Jr., of New Haven, Conn., is to be buried Friday with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on the 45th anniversary of his loss, according to a Pentagon statement Monday.
  • Local college students warned of 'Knockout Game' (New Haven CT)

    11/22/2013 2:40:26 PM PST · by matt04 · 39 replies
    Colleges in New Haven are warning students to be careful while walking on city streets after innocent people are getting hurt because of a brutal trend. It's called the Knockout Game, where unsuspecting people are attacked for no apparent reason. Police said that the suspects are not robbing the victims, with the most common being the elderly and women. "What the press has labeled a knockout game is anything but," Officer David Hartman, of the New Haven Police Department said. "These are violent crimes perpetrated against innocent and unsuspecting victims." A man was walking to the park and ride bus...
  • Cops Probe String Of Teens-On-Bikes Assaults

    08/06/2013 8:13:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Paul Bass
    Police are investigating three possibly related attacks on people by teens on bikes in and around Edgewood Park. The Independent reported Thursday on one such incident, which occurred around 5: 30 p.m. on Friday July 26 along the asphalt road that connects the park’s duck pond to the skateboard rink. A 63-year-old jogger was partway along that road when, he said, four teens on bikes rode passed. One turned around, rolled a bike at him to knock him over, then knocked him down again when he got up. The teens proceeded to punch and kick him, breaking an arm and...
  • Activists petitioning for Toad’s to cancel Ted Nugent show find no one home

    08/01/2013 8:47:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Aug 1, 2013 | Mark Zaretsky
    Community activists hoping to convince Toad’s Place president and owner Brian Phelps to cancel the Ted Nugent concert scheduled for Tuesday stopped by the York Street rock club Wednesday night with petitions signed by 2,500 like-minded people. They can keep hoping — but on Wednesday, all they encountered was a locked door. .. Fair also said that if there is no dialogue and the show is not cancelled, peaceful protesters will turn out the evening of the show. “We’re making every effort at dialogue first,” said Williams. “I want to sit down and actually have a decent conversation with...
  • White Businessman Beaten By Blacks In Connecticut

    07/26/2013 1:18:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 26, 2013
    A New Haven, Connecticut businessman was savagely beaten so bad by a gang of black teens that he doesn’t even remember the incident.
  • Activists gearing up for Nugent's New Haven show

    07/25/2013 8:18:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 54 replies
    nhregister.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Phyllis Swebilius
    NEW HAVEN >> Activists are brainstorming on the next step in response to rocker Ted Nugent’s scheduled appearance in the city next month. “We’re a city in mourning right now,” longtime activist Barbara Fair said recently. Nugent, after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman trial not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was widely quoted as saying the slain youth was a “dope-smoking, racist gangsta wannabe.” Activists are working to “make it clear” Nugent is not welcome in the city, Greta Boudreau said recently. “All of us who see Trayvon as our son and brother, when (Nugent) comes...
  • Abolish The IRS - New Haven May 21, 2013 (Video at Link)

    05/23/2013 7:06:59 AM PDT · by PALIN SMITH · 15 replies
    CT Tea Party ^ | May 23, 2013 | Palin Smith
    Two dozen Connecticut Tea Party Patriots assembled at the Robert N. Giaimo Federal Building in downtown New Haven at noon on Tuesday, May 21, to protest the perceived criminal activities attributed to the Internal Revenue Service. Recent revelations about IRS targeting conservative and patriot groups validated years of concerns that the Obama Administration was making war against its political opponents. Many of the Tea Party folk were attending their first rally. At the same time an equal number of protesters were rallying at the Federal Building in Hartford. Connecticut is on the front lines in the battle to preserve the...
  • $100 million legal claim in Newtown school shooting is withdrawn by lawyer.

    01/01/2013 1:54:19 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/1/2013 | NBC News staff and wire services
    A $100 million legal claim filed against the state of Connecticut in the wake of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting has been withdrawn for now, local media reported Tuesday. New Haven, Connecticut-based attorney Irving Pinsky said he dropped the claim because he was evaluating new evidence, according to a report on CTPost.com. Pinsky said he did not rule out further legal action, the report said. He did not respond immediately to Reuters requests to comment on the report.
  • Holder, Malloy give a new look at an old idea on guns

    11/28/2012 2:38:16 PM PST · by matt04 · 18 replies
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gave a high-profile roll out Tuesday to an anti-gun violence strategy that targets hundreds of young minority men deemed most likely to kill or be killed in Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven. In an era of tight resources and a political unwillingness to squeeze the supply of guns, "Project Longevity" is an ambitious, if politically easy new take on an old strategy: Focus existing social-services and law-enforcement resources on those most at risk. The basics are simple: identify a pool of young men involved in gangs and street violence, then...
  • Connecticut to announce $121 million for high-speed rail between Springfield and New Haven

    10/02/2012 5:14:12 PM PDT · by matt04 · 30 replies
    State and federal officials are set to announce $121 million in federal funding for a high-speed rail project between New Haven and Springfield, Mass. In addition to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who will announce the funding, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin support the 62-mile project. It calls for service every 30 minutes during peak periods and every 60 minutes at other times. Speeds would reach up to 110 miles an hour. Malloy's office projects 1.26 million riders annually by 2030. The state says it expects to finish design work next year and launch service in...
  • New Haven store owner scares off armed robber (Connecticut!!)

    09/27/2012 7:11:53 AM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 3 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Ann Nyberg
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A New Haven convenience store owner fought back against a man trying to rob him and won Tuesday night. The owner fired off two shots in his store which was enough to scare him off. It was the third time he's faced a gun in an attempted robbery. Seventy-year-old Edilberto Fontanez has owned Eddie's Market on Sylvan Avenue in New Haven for 40 years. [Snip] Tuesday evening he took matters into his own hands when a convicted felon tried to take away his money. 24-year-old Brandon Mills, of New Haven, allegedly came into Fontanez's business,...
  • Man caught stealing stove from home (New Haven)

    09/04/2012 12:47:21 PM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    A New Haven man was arrested Saturday night after police said he broke into a home and stole the stove from the kitchen. Police said when were called to 48 Platt St. just before 9:30 p.m. after getting word of a burglary. Police said as they were arriving at the scene, they found a man wheeling a stove down the street on a handtruck. Police stopped the man, identified as Brian Howard, 45, and asked him where he got the stove. He told them he found it in the back yard of a home on Platt Street. New Haven police...
  • Patriots Stop State Funding of Connecticut Communist Party HQ

    06/14/2012 6:19:07 PM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    New Zeal ^ | June 13, 2012 | Trevor Loudon
    The New Haven People’s Center serves as the headquarters of the Connecticut Communist Party USA and several of its fronts including the Greater New Haven Peace Council and a city funded City of New Haven Peace Commission. It is lead by well known Communist Party leaders Art Perlo, Al Marder and Joelle Fishman – head of the Communist Party Commission, which is charged with working with the Democratic Party.
  • Citizens' Agenda: Is corporate personhood an important election issue for you? (New Haven barf)

    06/04/2012 5:27:26 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 4 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 4, 2012 | Register Staff
    As part of our Citizens' Agenda project, we are asking voters which issues matter the most to you in Election 2012. Reporters will be assigned to the top issues you help identify in the survey below. ... The New Haven Board of Aldermen's Human Services Committee in May voted in favor of a resolution calling on Congress and the Connecticut General Assembly to support repeal of the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. The full board votes at 7 tonight at City Hall, 165 Church St.
  • Vets prompt [Gov] Malloy to nix [state funding] project with Communist tie

    06/04/2012 10:34:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | June 4, 2012 | Keith M. Phaneuf
    Opposition from state veterans groups prompted Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reverse his support Monday for using state funds to repair a New Haven community center that houses a Communist newspaper. Malloy, whose administration has gone back and forth on whether to finance $300,000 in renovations for the New Haven People's Center, issued a brief statement during the State Bond Commission meeting before moving on to the next agenda item without discussion. And one of the two Republican legislators who spearheaded opposition to the funding, Rep. Sean J. Williams of Watertown, said after he would ask the Democratic governor's administration...
  • New Haven police investigate city's 6th homicide

    05/23/2012 1:52:46 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Police in New Haven are investigating the city's sixth homicide this year, and its third in a week. Police said 23-year-old Shane Deran Barrett was shot several times at the corner of Gibbs Street and Dixwell Avenue Tuesday afternoon. Police said someone posted pictures of Barrett online and fled the scene before police arrived. Police are still searching for a suspect.
  • Man shot in the head, woman stabbed in the face in New Haven

    05/18/2012 2:23:10 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    New Haven police said they were responding to reports of a shooting and stabbing Friday afternoon. Several people called 911 just before 1 p.m. after shots rang out on Hamilton Street and reported a person had been shot outside the Farnam Court Housing Complex. Within minutes, emergency crews arrived at the scene and found Quintin McIntyre, 41, of New Haven suffering from a gunshot wound. Emergency officials said it appeared as though he had been shot in the back of the head or neck, with the bullet exiting through his face. McIntyre was conscious and alert when he was taken...
  • New Haven Kidnapping Suspect Has 55 Convictions, Officials Say

    05/07/2012 12:21:18 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    The man accused of kidnapping a 26-year-old Wallingford woman in New Haven on Saturday has 55 convictions, including 15 for felonies, court officials said Monday. Albert Leclaire, 43, of Massachusetts Avenue in East Haven, is wanted for a similar incident that took place earlier in the week and involved a Yale student, officials said. He was held with bail set at $1 million. Leclaire was arrested on Saturday, after a girlfriend's desperate text messages to her boyfriend, indicating she had been kidnapped led cops to rescue her in New Haven. Leclaire was naked from the waist down when he was...
  • (New Haven)Pizza parlor limits delivery route for safety

    05/03/2012 10:52:47 AM PDT · by matt04 · 30 replies
    A New Haven pizza parlor won't deliver in certain neighborhoods after two men pulled a gun on its driver outside a Willis Street home. Depending on where you live in New Haven, you may have to pick up your order from Pizza Heaven II. Steve Shain has expanded his no-delivery-after-dark area map after one of his drivers was nearly robbed over weekend. Pizza Heaven II used to make regular deliveries in the Willis Street area, but now the residents will have to come get their wings, salads or pasta themselves. "You can walk out there, and someone can shoot you,"...
  • How much should freedom of speech cost?(New Haven OWS)

    05/03/2012 9:53:16 AM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    ... Ray Neal joined and helped launch Occupy New Haven. About 30 young people, some with children and professional jobs, set up camp on the Green where their protest could be heard. The goal was to get people to stand up against corporate greed. The Occupiers in New Haven say it was the city who came up with the idea for them to set up on the Green in the first place. So, Occupy New Haven began to take on life as the weeks turned into months. It grew into more tents, more blue tarps, more signs, more people. ......
  • Proposed aid for left-leaning center sparks bond dispute

    04/29/2012 4:55:47 PM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    A proposal to give more than $300,000 in state assistance to a New Haven community center with ties to the Communist Party was pulled abruptly off the State Bond Commission agenda Friday. And while Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose budget office sets the agenda, insisted the item was tabled only because the New Haven People's Center wasn't ready to use the funds, a key Republican on the commission called the proposal an inappropriate use of state funds and charged the administration with conducting sloppy research. "An organization like this should never have made it onto the bond commission agenda," Rep....
  • Occupy New Haven protesters told to get out

    04/17/2012 11:44:30 AM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    New Haven city officials have been given the green light to evict Occupy New Haven protesters from the Green. The protesters must begin vacating the Green on Wednesday morning. Protestors have been stationed on the New Haven Green for the past six months, one of the longest stays in New England. Bulldozers began moving in last week after a judge had ruled with the city, saying the tents were becoming a hazard and blocking public space. But, another judge in a federal appeals court judge decided protestors could have a little more time, granting another temporary stay. The decision to...
  • Occupy New Haven protestors given 10 more days

    03/28/2012 2:50:25 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    A federal judge has given Occupy New Haven protesters a 10-day reprieve. It's the second reprieve for the protesters who've been camped out on the New Haven Green since October. The city wants them off the property and issued them an eviction notice two weeks ago. The city argues the protesters are costing the city money, especially for police activities. New Haven officials say in court documents that the protesters never obtained a permit and that their temporary structures are littered with flammable materials including tires and wood pallets and have destroyed the grass and leave all sorts of trash....
  • Judge to hold hearing on Occupy New Haven

    03/28/2012 9:05:24 AM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Protesters are still on the New Haven Green two weeks after the city had given the Occupy movement an eviction notice, and Wednesday they will find out how long they will be able to stay. For nearly six months the Occupy New Haven movement has taken over a portion of the city green. They said it's public space, and they're exercising their First Amendment rights to free speech. The city said they're limiting the public's access to public space and issued an eviction notice two weeks ago. But a federal judge in Bridgeport said the protesters could stay a little...
  • Occupy New Haven protesters given reprieve (VIDEO)

    03/14/2012 3:04:05 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Occupy New Haven activists faced a deadline to leave the city Green, but a federal judge ruled Wednesday that they can stay for at least two weeks while their case is heard in court. The office of New Haven mayor John DeStefano released a statement Wednesday that said, "Any structures or personal belongings on the Green after noon (Wednesday) are subject to removal and may be discarded." Lawyers for the Occupy group said the activists' free speech rights are at stake, and they were seeking a court order barring any eviction. "We're going to have to use those two weeks...
  • City tells Occupy New Haven members to leave Green by noon Wednesday (video)

    03/12/2012 2:03:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    City officials today told members of the Occupy New Haven movement that Wednesday is the last day they will be allowed to have their encampment on the Green. Wednesday is the last day “tents, structures and other materials will be lawfully permitted on the New Haven Green,” according to a statement released by the city. Anything not removed by noon Wednesday may be discarded. “The city has been respectful of the movement’s message, but it is now time for Occupy New Haven to remove their structures and personal items from Green,” the statement says. Representatives from the Occupy movement plan...
  • New Haven Occupiers Not Moving Off Green, Despite City's Request

    03/09/2012 4:53:51 PM PST · by matt04 · 12 replies
    ome came from the surrounding towns and cities, East Haven and West Haven, Branford and Hamden. Others came from further afield — New York, Delaware or Texas. But wherever the demonstrators came from, they say that they're not leaving the green. Not by mid-March, as the city has requested, and maybe not ever. The Occupy New Haven protesters have lived in the upper half of the New Haven Green for five months now, an occupation that has far outlasted the Occupy Wall Street movement that inspired it (protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park on Nov. 15), as well as occupations...
  • Malloy urged to probe NYPD Muslim spying

    02/21/2012 5:51:29 PM PST · by matt04 · 14 replies
    The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is expected to join the Connecticut Civil Rights Coalition at a press conference Tuesday to urge Gov. Dannel Malloy to protect the rights of Muslim students in the state. The coalition's request comes following the revelation that the New York City Police Department spied on Muslim students at Yale University in New Haven and other northeastern universities without warrants, legal jurisdiction or probable cause. A press conference will be held at noon to ask Malloy to probe Muslim spying by the NYPD and will ask for efforts to protect Muslim civil...
  • State finds fault with immigration crackdown program

    02/21/2012 12:59:05 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies
    City and law enforcement leaders are calling on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reject a U.S. Department of Homeland Security initiative they say would encourage racial profiling and undermine the city and state's power to police themselves. At a news conference today at City Hall, Mayor John DeStefano -- flanked by community leaders and the chief of police -- called the new federal initiative “dangerous and unconstitutional.” The Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) plans to roll out its Secure Communities program in Connecticut this week. Local police departments already share arrest and fingerprint information with...
  • OUTRAGE: Feds Settle with Illegal Aliens in CT - Give Them $350k and Amnesty

    02/15/2012 7:53:21 AM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The inmates are running the asylum. This Administration has served notice on every illegal alien invader across America: do not be afraid - you are above the law.Eleven illegal aliens who claimed ICE agents "violated their rights" in 2007 raids on their New Haven neighborhood have won a $350,000 settlement from the U.S. government, which also agreed to halt deportation proceedings against the plaintiffs, their attorneys said Tuesday. New Haven is American's most notorious "sanctuary city"- the first in the nation to offer identification cards to illegal immigrants, and critics including the mayor have contended...
  • SUV crashes through house; lands on sleeping man

    01/31/2012 2:00:47 PM PST · by matt04 · 25 replies
    A man is recovering in the hospital after waking up to a car on top of him in his bed in New Haven. Now police said they are searching for the driver who fled from police after the car crashed through the home on Tuesday morning. "The sirens stayed on for a real long time," said neighbor Mia Franklin. "You know something happened. And the bang, we heard the bang and that's when we got up." Even neighbors said they couldn't have guesses what the loud bang was at 12:30 a.m. Police said it was a man fleeing from Hamden...
  • Non-citizen Voting in Connecticut

    01/10/2012 7:56:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-10-12 | Jon N. Hall
    The Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, John DeStefano, a Democrat, wants to let non-citizens vote in city elections. One might ask the good mayor if he also thinks it OK for non-citizens to run for city offices, too -- like for mayor. According to a news story in New Haven Register, Pat O'Neill, spokesman for the state GOP House Republicans, asked when told of DeStefano's proposal: "When are they going to extend voting rights to the dead?" One inconvenient little snag for Mr. DeStefano's expansion of the franchise is the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, which stipulates in Article...
  • Gunman confronts Occupiers on New Haven Green

    12/31/2011 9:19:29 AM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    New Haven and Yale University Police captured a man they said confronted members of Occupy New Haven and pulled a gun on one of them. Around 1:13 a.m. Friday, New Haven Police said they responded to reports that a group of black men were kicking the Occupier's tents as they walked through the encampment. Justin Sabatino, one of the protesters, said he told police that the group was walking through the encampment kicking the tents yelling, "wake up." Sabatino said he confronted the men when one of them pulled out a gun and pointed it at him. Another protester, identified...
  • New Haven mayor: Let illegal immigrants vote!

    12/14/2011 3:41:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/2011 | Tina Korbe
    You read that headline right. While the GOP candidates squabble about whether support for in-state tuition or a path to citizenship might as well be support for amnesty, the mayor of New Haven, Ct., comes right out with it. He supports amnesty — and not even stealthily. NBC Connecticut reports: New Haven Mayor John DeStefano plans to ask the state Legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to be able vote in municipal elections.DeStefano said on Tuesday that the proposal would build a more engaged community and follows the lead of other cities, the New Haven Independent...
  • Sanctuary Insanity: New Haven, CT Asks State to Allow Illegal Aliens to VOTE

    12/14/2011 10:01:04 AM PST · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 12-14-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Just one day after announcing his intent to try and block the Federal "Secure Communities" program, the mayor of "Sanctuary City" New Haven, CT announced he would be asking the state legislature to grant illegal aliens in New Haven the right to vote in municipal elections. Mayor John DeStefano argues that illegal aliens who live in New Haven pay local taxes and their kids go to school in the city, and deserve the right to vote: DeStefano said he plans to lobby the state for a “resident voting rights” bill that would allow any...
  • New Haven Asks State to Allow Non-Citizens to Vote

    12/14/2011 5:52:21 AM PST · by Puppage · 44 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 12/14/2011
    New Haven Mayor John DeStefano plans to ask the state Legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to be able vote in municipal elections. DeStefano said on Tuesday that the proposal would build a more engaged community and follows the lead of other cities, the New Haven Register reports. The Register reports that 10,000 to 12,000 undocumented residents are believed to live in New Haven. Immigrants who are in the U.S. legally or illegally and cannot vote now would still be unable to vote in state or federal elections. DeStefano, a Democrat, said illegal immigrants pay taxes...
  • Someone set New Haven's Christmas tree on fire (VIDEO)

    12/12/2011 4:45:30 PM PST · by matt04 · 27 replies
    Police and fire officials are trying to figure out who set the Christmas tree on the New Haven Green on fire on Saturday night Officials said they found Bibles burning under the tree. "It's a wonderful beautiful Christmas tree for families to see," one resident said. The fire department shut down the power which lights up the tree because some of the wires were damaged. The city says fire investigators are looking to see if the Bibles were intentionally set on fire. "It's wrong. They're disrespecting the holidays," another resident said. "There can't be Christmas without lights," someone else said....
  • One dead, two wounded in three New Haven shootings

    11/13/2011 7:32:28 PM PST · by matt04 · 8 replies
    One person is dead and two are wounded in three shootings police investigated today. It’s too early to tell if the shootings were related, police said. Andre Kelly, the city’s 30th homicide victim of the year, was found dead of a gunshot wound by a friend on the first floor of a multi-story building at 536 Whalley Avenue. No further information was available about Kelly, whose body was found at about 7:20 p.m. Police officer David Hartman, spokesman for the department, said the apartment that Kelly was found in is located at the rear of a building that includes a...
  • Sheriff’s Dept. Arrests Yale Researcher on 1st-Degree Rape Accusation

    09/27/2011 7:23:09 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    Copyright © 2011, The Ithaca Independent. All Rights Reserved. ^ | September 24, 2011 2:56 pm | Ed Sutherland
    A 34-year-old genetic researcher with ties to Yale University will appear Monday in a Dryden courtroom, charged with the first-degree rape of a Town of Ithaca woman. Navneet K. Tyagi of New Haven, Conn. is charged with forcible sex. According to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, Tyagi drove from Connecticut to the victim’s home, where he allegedly “held her captive for several hours, forcing her to engage in sexual intercourse.” He was arraigned before Judge Clauson in the Town of Dryden Court and sent to Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $500,000 cash bail. Cornell Public Safety and the New...
  • Crowds gather after (New Haven) fatal shooting

    08/24/2011 8:22:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    A New Haven man was fatally shot early Wednesday evening on Hurlburt Street in New Haven. The male victim, who neighbors tell Eyewitness News is in his 20's, was shot in middle of the street in broad daylight. Police sources tell Eyewitness News that a suspect is in custody at this time. This followed a chase that saw the suspect crash his car on Sylvan Avenue. Police apprehended him after a brief foot chase. A large crowd of the victims family and friends gathered outside of Yale-New Haven Hospital. Many were visually crying and many were very angry.
  • New Haven School Board Considers Privatizing School

    05/16/2011 4:14:58 PM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- New Haven's school board will decide Monday who should run one of the city's lowest-performing schools. The board is considering hiring a New Jersey-based for-profit group to manage the Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy. . The request comes as part of a reform initiative. The private company would focus on raising standardized test scores, cutting the drop out rate and helping ensure all students in the district can go to college. Some parents want to see more responsibility at home. If the board approves hiring the firm, it would cost the city about $430,000 a year. At...
  • Al Sharpton Hosts Rally In New Haven

    03/15/2011 2:05:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 5 replies
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is in New Haven, leading a rally and march in support of New Haven public service workers. In February, Mayor John DeStefano laid off dozens of city workers, including 16 police officers. Betsy Rosario, who has worked for New Haven's Board of Education for years as a security officer, said she's not sure if she will have a job. Of the 80 workers DeStefano's administration has laid off, five of them were in her union. "We don't have a contact. We haven't had one and haven't had a raise...
  • New Haven To Take Legal Action Against Police Union

    02/19/2011 4:16:44 PM PST · by matt04 · 19 replies
    New Haven Mayor John DeStefano says he will pursue legal action against the police union for the union's Thursday protest outside City Hall. About 200 officers marched from Police Headquarters to City Hall to protest the mayor's decision to lay off 16 officers as part of a plan to deal with the city's budget crisis. The officers blocked Church Street and demanded to speak to DeStefano about his decision. A spokesperson for the mayor says the city is aware that many of the officers who participated in the protest were on duty -- something that is not permitted.
  • Authorities Find 'Improvised Explosives' Inside Connecticut Home

    12/16/2010 7:53:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16. 2010
    DEVELOPING: Authorities have found what appear to be "improvised explosives" and materials to make homemade bombs at a home in Connecticut. [Snip] Police and FBI agents are at the scene Thursday and authorities are waiting for a judge to sign a search warrant application.