City

New clues warm Jovin cold case

September 3, 2008 • 0
After almost a decade of snares, dead-ends and few public disclosures, this summer yielded two pivotal revelations in the investigation into the 1998 murder of Yale College senior Suzanne Jovin ’99. The first: a physical description of a man seen running near the spot where Jovin, a native of Göettingen, Germany, was stabbed on the »
City

James Lewis takes over as head of NHPD

August 29, 2008 • 0
There’s a new chief in town. James Lewis, the former chief of four departments in Wisconsin and California, took the helm of the New Haven Police Department in July. And, just a week ago, the city ushered in the first of three new assistant chiefs. Coupled with several high-profile arrests this summer, new leadership at »
City

Investigators seek the ‘someone’ Jovin referenced in hour before stabbing

July 16, 2008 • 48
In its second revelation to the public in two weeks, a team of investigators probing the 1998 slaying of Yale College senior Suzanne Jovin has announced that it is seeking the identity of an individual to whom Jovin had lent GRE study materials — a potentially critical line of inquiry that lead investigator John Mannion »
City

Jovin murder investigation takes new twist

July 1, 2008 • 12
An unassuming black-and-white 8.5″ x 11″ poster, now taped to the wall behind the cash register at Nica’s Market on Orange Street, may help solve a murder that has eluded local investigators for nearly a decade. But it also raises questions about a potential misstep in the early days of the case. John Mannion, the »
City

NHPD officer charged with sexual assault

June 4, 2008 • 8
Following a six-week internal affairs investigation, Anthony Maio — a 13-year veteran of the New Haven Police Department — was charged Wednesday with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of unlawful restraint. Maio is fifth New Haven police officer to be arrested since the March 2007 FBI probe into the NHPD that »
City

NHPD’s White gets 38 months

May 1, 2008 • 1
The former head of the New Haven Police Department’s narcotics-enforcement unit, William “Billy” White, was sentenced Monday to 38 months in prison for taking bribes and embezzling money from crime scenes. With White set to start serving that sentence in June — 15 months after the FBI revealed its New Haven sting operation, which investigated »
University

Ortiz’s new calling: Yale West security

April 24, 2008 • 2
Fresh off the sands of Myrtle Beach, sporting a fresh tan but not the badge he wore for 30 years, Francisco Ortiz was glad to have some time to recuperate. But this past Monday, it was back to work for Cisco. Just 10 days after leaving his post as chief of the New Haven Police »
City

Brief: Former NHPD cop Billy White will face sentencing Monday

April 23, 2008 • 0
William “Billy” White — the former New Haven Police Department lieutenant who was arrested last March on corruption charges — will be sentenced next Monday, and Acting U.S. Attorney Nora Dannehy wants him put away for over three years. In a pre-sentencing memo released Tuesday, Dannehy recommended that White receive the maximum sentence for his »
City

Intersections raise safety questions

April 22, 2008 • 9
The intersection of South Frontage Road and York Street was bustling during rush hour Monday evening. As cars sped down South Frontage — often running red lights in the process — and batches of Yale-New Haven Hospital staffers stood at the crosswalk waiting their turn, it may have been easy to miss the bouquet of »
University

Climate Coalition pressures Rell to back warming bill

April 21, 2008 • 0
Donning olive green “carbon caps” and pumping posters into the air, members of the Connecticut Climate Coalition assembled on Cross Campus on Friday morning to urge Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell to sign into law House Bill 5600, designed to limit state carbon emissions. Rally organizers scheduled the event to coincide with the Governors Conference »
University

Rainof MED ’08 dies after crash

April 21, 2008 • 26
Less than one day after being struck by a car near the Yale School of Medicine campus, Mila Rainof MED ’08 died Sunday morning at Yale-New Haven hospital. She was 27. The Santa Monica, Calif., native had likely been exercising at the Harkness Dormitory at 367 Cedar St. prior to the accident. On her way »
University

Mila Rainof MED ’08, 27, dies after being hit by car

April 20, 2008 • 17
Less than one day after being struck by a car near the Yale School of Medicine campus, Mila Rainof MED ’08 died Sunday morning at Yale-New Haven hospital. She was 27. The Santa Monica, Calif., native had likely been exercising at the Harkness Dormitory at 367 Cedar St. prior to the accident. On her way »