Since 2001, the New Haven Police Department has experienced a 50 percent decrease in emergency calls for structure fires.

New Haven fire chiefs retire engine

April 6, 2011
The New Haven Fire Department is one engine down. The city’s fire chiefs faced tough questions and a largely skeptical public at a Public Safety Committee Wednesday night for their decision to retire the engine — one of 12 in New Haven. The fire officials discussed their March decision to retire a fire engine this »

Superstar DJ Markus Schulz talks trance

April 1, 2011
Yale may not be the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of party schools, but yesterday the University was visited by a man whose full-time job is keeping parties alive all over the world. On Thursday Markus Schulz, an international trance music producer who was most recently rated the eighth-best DJ in »
Ward 16 Alderwoman Migdalia Castro will be appearing on the Telemundo dating show “12 Corazones” after going through three rounds of auditions. The show will be broadcast in April.

Alderwoman looks for love on Telemundo

March 29, 2011
Residents of New Haven will soon be able to watch one of their alderwomen find love on a Spanish-language dating show. After making it through the local, regional and state auditions, Ward 16 Alderwoman Migdalia Castro — an American of Puerto Rican descent — will be the sole Northeastern bacholerette on the Spanish-language Telemundo dating »

New model explains volcano tremors

March 2, 2011
Explosive volcanoes may have more in common than experts thought. Researchers at Yale and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver have devised a new theoretical model for predicting a volcano’s harmonic tremor, an unexplained phenomenon that often precedes a violent volcano’s eruption. Their model, published in the Feb. 24 issue of the journal Nature, »

Windy prospects in Connecticut

February 14, 2011
The future of large-scale wind power for the state of Connecticut is up in the air. A plan for two 1.6-megawatt turbines in Prospect, Conn., has been proposed that would bring the first commercial-level turbines to the otherwise wind-sparse state. However, it is potentially threatened by a state bill debated two weeks ago calling for »