City | 6:14 pm | May 17, 2010 | By Colin Ross and Esther Zuckerman

Revised city budget would cut cops

This holiday season, the story for New Haven may be “How the budget cuts stole Christmas.” The elimination of the city’s Christmas tree on the Green is a stirring signal of fiscal austerity as the mayor presented $6 million worth of new cuts to next year’s budget. And it’s not all tinsel and tassels: The »

City | 4:56 pm | April 26, 2010 | By Colin Ross and Esther Zuckerman

Man shot in Wooster Square

Updated: April 27, 2:05 p.m. A mugger was shot by his intended victim in Wooster Square around 1 p.m. Monday, police said. New Haven Police spokesman Joe Avery said the gunshot wound was to the man’s chest and is not life-threatening. Police on Tuesday identified the shooting victim as Hector Santiago, 40, of New Haven, »

News | 12:17 pm | April 26, 2010 | By Colin Ross

Postdoc killed outside Branford, Conn., home; suspect charged

A police car stands by outside Toor's home, the site of Monday's murder in Branford, Conn.

Updated: 7:05 p.m. BRANFORD, Conn. — Vajinder Toor, 34, a postdoctoral clinical fellow at the School of Medicine, was shot and killed outside his home in Branford, Conn., this morning. Branford Police have detained Lishan Wang, 44, a Chinese national from Beijing whose last known address is Marietta, Ga. Wang is being charged with murder, »

City | 7:53 pm | March 30, 2010 | By Lindsey Raymond, Colin Ross, and Esther Zuckerman

Bomb scare clears out courthouses

Traffic came to halt downtown for about an hour and a half Tuesday after police evacuated three New Haven courthouses because of a bomb threat. The threat came shortly before 4 p.m. Police with bomb-sniffing dogs entered the courthouses starting around 5 p.m. Yale, New Haven and state police, as judicial and federal marshals, were »

News | 7:03 pm | March 25, 2010 | By Colin Ross

Yale Police Chief Perrotti to retire

Yale Police Chief James Perrotti speaks at the department's Citizen's Police Academy last year.

Message from Chief Perrotti: I’m retiring. James A. Perrotti, who has spent 37 years in the Yale Police Department, the last 12 of which were as its chief, will step down at the end of June, the University announced Thursday. Perrotti’s tenure as chief has seen successes and challenges: large reductions in campus crime and »