Prostitution is hard work in Elm City

Michelle, a New Haven prostitute, is an enigma. Speaking on the phone, she is an odd mix of naive and worldly, sweet and belligerent, sincere and vulgar. At one point, she says she hopes her story will help other women avoid her bad choices. Only minutes later, she asks whether this article could help her […]

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Fire dept. faces charge of bias

New Haven firefighters, aldermen and community leaders alleged at a press conference Thursday that the New Haven Fire Department has deliberately prevented minority firefighters from receiving promotions. The firefighters claim the department has eliminated a number of management positions that minorities once held and have changed the captain’s and lieutenant’s exams to stop minority promotion. […]

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Pizza man robberies are on rise

Delivery men from three separate pizza delivery companies were robbed at gunpoint at the same New Haven address Saturday night. Delivery men from Papa John’s Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, and Pizza Empire were all called to 231 Starr St., during a three-hour period Feb. 21 and robbed. The crimes are part of a recent rise in […]

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Police arrest past employee

A former Branford dining hall worker was arrested Thursday for last summer’s theft of more than $30,000 worth of students’ property from the college’s summer storage, University Police Chief James Perrotti said yesterday. Roger Bowers, 52, of New Haven, was arrested on charges of burglary in the third degree and larceny in the first degree, […]

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SOM student evades gunpoint robbery

A School of Management student was the victim of an attempted armed robbery Thursday evening, the student said. The student said he was approached by a masked man with a gun as he walked near Science Hill at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The attempted robbery is the latest in a string of armed robberies on campus […]

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Jury picking continues for Lasaga civil trial

Jury selection is scheduled to continue today in the personal injury case filed against former Saybrook College Master Antonio Lasaga and the city of New Haven by the family of the boy Lasaga sexually assaulted. Lasaga pleaded no contest in 2002 to charges of assaulting the boy, who he met through a city mentoring program. […]

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University chooses Aylward to direct campus security

University officials have hired George Aylward, a former police chief for Middletown, Conn. and the University of Minnesota, to be Yale’s new director of security, University Deputy Secretary Martha Highsmith said. The search for a new director of security began in the fall, Highsmith said, and Aylward was chosen from a pool of highly qualified […]

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Increased laptop thefts concern police

Luis Castellano, a.k.a. Jose Rivera, 30, of New Haven, was arrested Jan. 22 by University police for stealing a laptop from a Yale dorm room. Upon questioning by detectives, Castellano led them to three more laptops he had stolen — all from students’ rooms. Castellano’s case is only special in that he was caught. Across […]

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Report finds Harvard security has gaps

Severe security and police problems have caused Harvard University to have nearly four times the violent crime of Yale, a recent study by the Student-Alumni Committee on Institutional Security Policy concluded. Yale had 27.1 percent as many allegations of violent crime on campus as Harvard during 2001 and 2002, the most recent years for which […]

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Cabin fever brings havoc, search for change

There is no law against tidying up your room. But police would prefer if your trash found its way to a trash can — rather than out a window. Police arrested Jeffrey Kelsey ’05 Jan. 17 for reckless endangerment after he allegedly threw weights, lamps and other objects out of the fourth floor window of […]

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The Unusual Suspect

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The authorities sit you down and watch you squirm. Their look tells you they’ve already got you nailed. Why do they suspect you? What do they have on you? What can you do to save yourself? You’re scared, sweating, and growing more desperate […]

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Disputes postpone YPBA settlement

A debate over pensions and how to discipline police officers has held up negotiations between the University and the police union — negotiations that have now dragged on for 19 months after the current contract expired. University officials and leaders of the Yale Police Benevolent Association, the union representing 55 police officers, met again yesterday […]

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