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“I’m Hurt, Chief”

Fri, 2011-10-07 15:28

Climbing the face of East Rock, Firefighter Jim Kearney was just below Lt. Jay Schwartz and just above Firefighter Miguel Rosado Jr. Not far above them was a terrified young woman, wedged into a crevice and howling that she couldn’t hold on much longer.

Bombalicki Snags Car Thief

Fri, 2011-10-07 13:33

The driver of a stolen car sped away. Police Capt. Leo Bombalicki had no idea where the driver had gone. But he had a hunch where he’d return.

He Did His Job. She Lived

Fri, 2011-10-07 13:11

Without some lucky timing, Capt. Billy Gould and his crew might not have saved Annie Berrios’s life this week. If in fact you can say they saved her life.

A Uniform Plea

Fri, 2011-10-07 11:47

The people trying to turn around Clemente Leadership Academy want kids to wear uniforms to school—but not all the kids can afford them.

Anti-Bankers’ Dilemma: How To Process $$

Fri, 2011-10-07 10:51

LIBERTY PARK—The money trail behind the burgeoning movement of protestors occupying Wall Street leads not to a money market or an off-shore account, but to a giant soup pot stuffed with dollar bills.

New Poets Meet The Last Poets

Fri, 2011-10-07 10:16

When Kayla Davis sat down to write something she would read at Friday night’s poetry slam at Lyric Hall, she thought about what the world would be like if things were different. If they were better.

E. Rock Rescue Update

Fri, 2011-10-07 10:11

The firefighters union distributed the following update Friday on Thursday’s dramatic rescue operation at East Rock Park, in which three members of the department suffered injuries:

Walking Beats Return, With A Twist

Fri, 2011-10-07 07:08

People in 10 neighborhoods across town will see cops walking the beat again each day—under what police brass called a “smarter” new plan based on overtime and shifting routes.

Firefighters Save Climber

Thu, 2011-10-06 16:20

Three firefighters were sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon as a result of a “hairy” rescue operation at East Rock Park.

Aldermanic Notice - New Haven

Thu, 2011-10-06 15:46

The Tax Abatement Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 7:00 P.M, in the Aldermanic Chambers, 165 Church St., New Haven, to act upon the following items;
ORDER ABATING (DEFERRING COLLECTION OF) REAL PROPERTY TAXES DUE FROM ANN D. LYNCH ON HER RESIDENCE KNOWN AS 3 SAINT JOHN CONNECTOR, GRAND LISTS OF 2008, 2009 AND 2010.
1.
ORDER ABATING (DEFERRING COLLECTION OF) REAL PROPERTY TAXES DUE FROM DOROTHY L. MOORING ON HER RESIDENCE KNOWN AS 25 BREWSTER STREET, GRAND LISTS OF 2009 AND 2010.
2.
ORDER ABATING (DEFERRING COLLECTION OF) REAL PROPERTY TAXES DUE FROM CARMELETA T. TAYLOR ON HER RESIDENCE KNOWN AS 24 FRANCES HUNTER DRIVE, GRAND LIST OF 2010.
3.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LIBERTY COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC., REQUESTING A PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 210 STATE STREET AND OWNED BY 210 STATE STREET LIMITED PARTNERSHIP.
4.
To hear from Camille Castro concerning an ongoing car tax issue.
5.
To Take Public testimony concerning tax or assessment issues.
6.
For Committee Action Only
ORDER ABATING (DEFERRING COLLECTION OF) REAL PROPERTY TAXES DUE FROM ROBERT CASILLO ON HIS RESIDENCE KNOWN AS 399 WOODWARD AVENUE, GRAND LIST OF 2010.
7.
These items are filed with the City Clerk and may be inspected at Room 202, 200 Orange St., New Haven.  Per order: Michael B. Smart, Chair.  Attest:  Ron Smith, City Clerk.
If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call three business days in advance 946-8122 (voice) or 946-8582 (TTY).

ALDERMANIC NOTICE - NEW HAVEN

Thu, 2011-10-06 15:44

The Community Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen will meet to hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 in the Aldermanic Chamber of City Hall, 165 Church St., re:
RESOLUTION OF THE NEW HAVEN BOARD OF ALDERMEN AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN AND EXECUTE DOCUMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY TO RECEIVE A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT GRANT FROM THE CONNECTICUT STATE LIBRARY BOARD IN THE AMOUNT OF $318,524.
In addition, the following matter is posted for committee action only.
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN STRONGLY URGING CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS AND STAFF TO REDEVELOP THE ROUTE 34 CORRIDOR AS A PAIR OF TWO LANE URBAN BOULEVARDS WITH A MAXIMUM OF THREE LANES WHERE NECESSARY TO ACCOMMODATE TURN LANES, THAT PRIORITIZE PEDESTRIAN, BICYCLE, TRANSIT AND AUTOMOBILE ACCESS EQUALLY; AND TO REDESIGN THE CURRENTLY DISCUSSED PROPOSAL WHICH INCORPORATES TOO MANY TRAFFIC LANES AND CREATES AN UNINVITING AND DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT FOR PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ACCESS.
These matters are on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk, Room 202, 200 Orange Street, New Haven. Per order: Marcus Paca, Chairman; attest: Ronald Smith, City Clerk.
For a disability-related accommodation, please call (203) 946-6483 (V) or (203) 946-8582 (TTY) at least one business day prior to the meeting.

ALDERMANIC NOTICE - NEW HAVEN

Thu, 2011-10-06 15:43

The Human Services Committee of the New Haven Board of Aldermen will hold a workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Katherine Brennan School, 200 Wilmot Road, re:
* From Alderman Darnell Goldson, an order establishing the Hiring Incentives for Resident’s Employment Program (H.I.R.E.-New Haven Program).
This item is on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk, Room 202, 200 Orange Street, New Haven.  Per order: Sergio Rodriguez, Chairman; Attest: Ronald Smith, City Clerk.
For a disability-related accommodation, please call 946-8122 (V) or 946-8582 (TTY) at least three business days prior to the meeting.

She Was Determined To Rescue That Cat

Thu, 2011-10-06 15:01

Stuck inside a subterranean pipe, the kitten howled. But it wouldn’t come out. Lt. Holly Wasilewski knew she wouldn’t be able to sleep that night if the feline remained there.

Armed Muggers Prey On 2 Pizza Deliverers

Thu, 2011-10-06 14:58

The police department issued safety tips for pizza deliverers after two of their number encountered armed robbers in separate incidents hours apart early Thursday.

Steve Jobs Made This Tribute Possible

Thu, 2011-10-06 13:31

He helped write it. Sort of.

Ready, Aim, Pray

Thu, 2011-10-06 11:37

A citywide call has been made to all the churches and synagogues, requesting a five-minute prayer every Sunday for God’s divine intervention in stopping the murders and other senseless violence currently ravaging the city.

Should Drivers Or Walkers Keep A Post Office?

Thu, 2011-10-06 11:04

Some 50 fans of the endangered Amity branch on Whalley Avenue drove to a hearing to save it from the chopping block—and drove home that point.

For Yom Kippur, Bassist Adds A Beat To Tradition

Thu, 2011-10-06 09:05

As David Chevan reached deep inside his soul to examine his sins from the past year, an ancient cry emerged—in his voice, and on the strings of his bass fiddle.

Labor, Occupiers March To Same Beat

Thu, 2011-10-06 06:51

A veteran United Auto Workers leader moved to the tunes of an impromptu “radical marching band,” as labor unions joined forces with—and drew energy from—a new movement of young activists who have taken over Wall Street.

R2, Crips Members Sentenced

Wed, 2011-10-05 14:39

Two New Haven gang members are headed to jail for years following federal court sentencings Wednesday.

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