May 20, 2012 • 0

Tailgate death to prompt second civil suit

May 10, 2012 • 32
After Brendan Ross ’13 made his first court appearance Monday on criminal charges stemming from a fatal U-Haul crash at last November’s Harvard-Yale tailgate, an attorney for the mother of the deceased victim confirmed Thursday that his client would file a civil suit against Ross. Ross was arraigned in New Haven Superior Court around noon »

UPDATED: Ross ’13 arraigned in tailgate case

May 6, 2012 • 10
Brendan Ross ’13 made his initial court appearance Monday on criminal charges stemming from a fatal U-Haul crash at last November’s Harvard-Yale tailgate. Ross was arraigned in New Haven Superior Court around noon Monday on misdemeanor charges of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and reckless driving. Ross was accompanied by his mother and his »
A bill permitting the medical use of marijuana is making its way through Connecticut's state legislature.

Medical marijuana bill passes committee

April 23, 2012 • 3
On a day celebrating cannabis culture — 4/20, or April 20 — a bill permitting the medical use of marijuana sailed through the state legislature’s Finance Committee. The committee voted 36 to 15 in favor of the bill, which would permit patients with certain debilitating illnesses to obtain marijuana from a licensed pharmacist to use »

NHPD officers arraigned

April 23, 2012 • 1
Two New Haven Police Department officers charged with the unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment and interfering with an officer were arraigned in the New Haven Superior Court Friday morning. Officers Charles Kim and Lawrence Burns, who were both put on administrative leave and arrested for their alleged involvement in an off-duty shooting incident »
A vigil held in the Davenport courtyard Thursday night honored the life of Zachary Brunt ’15, who was found dead in a physics lab Wednesday afternoon.

Campus mourns Brunt ’15

April 20, 2012 • 2
The Yale community came together Thursday to commemorate the life of Zachary Brunt ’15, a student who shone as a musician and a scientist, and who engaged all kinds of people. The grief that gripped campus after students and faculty learned of Brunt’s death Wednesday was apparent at a candlelit vigil in the Davenport College »

Brunt ’15 found dead in Gibbs Lab

April 19, 2012 • 1
Davenport College student Zachary Brunt ’15 was found dead Wednesday following an apparent suicide. Brunt’s body was discovered on the sixth floor of Josiah Willard Gibbs Laboratories early Wednesday afternoon. The police were called by a student shortly after 2 p.m., and he was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to the »

Despite improvements, students concerned about crime

April 17, 2012 • 760
Despite a dramatic decline in crime over the past several years, a News survey revealed that many students continue to be concerned about crime in the city and around campus. While students said recent years have seen an improvement in student-police relations, and most welcomed the New Haven Police Department’s embrace of community policing, they »
When Mayor John DeStefano Jr., right, announced that Dean Esserman would replace former NHPD Chief Frank Limon, he billed Esserman as the leader the department needed to revive community policing, a strategy that had fallen out of use after gaining prominence in the 1990s.

UP CLOSE | ‘Back to the future’ for New Haven policing

April 13, 2012 • 4
When Dean Esserman arrived as assistant chief of the New Haven Police Department in 1991, the city’s crime was at record-high levels. Organized gang activity and a rampant narcotics trade spurred shootings and other violent crimes — October 1991 registered six shootings a day, and that year still holds the city’s record of 36 murders. »

Police chiefs meet students

April 10, 2012 • 4
The Elm City’s police leadership packed into the Berkeley College Common Room Monday evening for a meet and greet with students. New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman and Yale Police Department Chief Ronnell Higgins were joined by four members of the Board of Aldermen and about 25 students in an hour-long session aimed at »

NHPD officers arrested for off-duty shooting

April 9, 2012 • 0
Three New Haven Police Department officers were arrested Friday for their involvement in an off-duty shooting incident outside the State Street bar Christopher Martin’s last Sunday. The NHPD secured arrest warrants from the state’s attorney’s office Thursday evening for the three officers, who voluntarily turned themselves in at police headquarters on Union Avenue Friday morning, »

Downtown Ambassadors may help police

April 3, 2012 • 3
New Haven’s blue and yellow-clad Downtown Ambassadors could soon help patrol neighborhoods throughout the city as part of a new crime-fighting idea discussed at a March 20 meeting of the Board of Aldermen’s public safety committee. Ward 7 Alderman Doug Hausladen ’04, who pitched the idea, said adding “ambassadors” — non-sworn individuals charged with assisting »