City | 2:40 am | August 30, 2011 | By Everett Rosenfeld

Sprinkler pipe bursts at Toad’s; fight breaks out on York

Toad’s was evacuated Tuesday after a Yale student broke a sprinkler pipe.

A sprinkler pipe burst at Toad’s Place club early Tuesday morning, evacuating the club, and prompting a fight as a horde of Yale students spilled out onto York Street. Just after 1 a.m. one of the sprinkler pipes above the main dance floor fell into the crowd below, striking several people, five eyewitnesses told the »

Uncategorized | 5:21 pm | July 29, 2011 | By Everett Rosenfeld

City to pay over $2 million to firefighters in Ricci suit

After seven years of litigation, Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s administration finalized a settlement agreement to pay over $2 million to the 20 firefighters behind the bias suit that brought New Haven to the forefront of a national discussion on racial discrimination. Twenty firefighters, 19 of whom are Caucasian and one is Hispanic, filed a lawsuit »

Uncategorized | 8:06 am | June 16, 2011 | By Everett Rosenfeld

Man sentenced to death in New Haven court

A Bridgeport man was sentenced to death in a New Haven court on Wednesday. Azibo Aquart, otherwise known as “Azibo Smith,” “Azibo Siwatu Jahi Smith,” “D,” “Dreddy” and “Jumbo,” was found guilty of murdering three people by a federal jury on May 23. Now, the same jury unanimously agreed to impose the death sentence on »

Uncategorized | 6:51 pm | June 2, 2011 | By Everett Rosenfeld

Clark, Le family members to address court at sentencing

Raymond Clark III, who pleaded guilty to the murder of Annie Le GRD ’13 in March, will speak publicly about his crimes for the first time Friday. Clark will be officially sentenced to 44 years in prison on Friday as part of a plea bargain announced in March. Before he receives his sentence, Clark plans »