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Officer arrested over $20 paid for prostitute New Haven police officer Sam Streater, suspended Nov. 24 for patronizing a prostitute, was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges for the same incident. Streater allegedly paid Vanessa DiVerniero — a known prostitute with an arrest warrant pending — $20 to have sex with him in his car. He »
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Preliminary Connecticut voter turnout pegged at 80.3 percent With data pending from 11 towns, which have yet to submit their final numbers to state officials, Connecticut’s voter turnout reached about 80 percent on Election Day. Once full numbers have been tabulated, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 will be able to gauge whether turnout »
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Halloween goes green, on the Green At 10:30 a.m. today, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. will host his annual Halloween Parade on the New Haven Green. The parade, expected to host over 1200 costumed children, is themed “New Haven: Going Green” and will explore reusable energy options and promote city-wide recycling. This event is also intended »
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Around New Haven: Revamped Metro-North car prototypes on display for feedback

October 24, 2008 • 0
Models of the new M-8 railcars for the Metro-North commuter railroad, placed in Union Station, were met with positive reviews, according to visitor surveys. Inadequate legroom was the most frequent complaint. The M-8 prototypes are scheduled to arrive in 2009, with 10 rail cars delivered to Metro-North each month beginning in 2010. All 300 cars, »
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AROUND NEW HAVEN | Historic red trolley taken off the streets

October 17, 2008 • 0
Today marks the last day of operation for New Haven’s downtown electric trolley route. After the trolley’s source of funding, a city parking lot at State and Chapel streets, dried out due to the Shartenberg Development project at 360 State St., the city decided to suspend the free transportation service rather than attempt to cough »