The New Haven Board of Alders passed a new ban on tobacco use in many public areas to mitigate the health risks of tobacco products, specifically for children.
A sixteen-year-old male was killed in the Elm City last night — the first youth homicide of 2015.
According to a press release from the New Haven Police Department, officers were dispatched to Exchange Street, near Blatchlesy Avenue, shortly after midnight responding to reports of a double shooting. At the scene, emergency responders attended to two victims of gunshot wounds: the sixteen-year-old and 20-year-old Justin Compress. Compress was shot in his shoulder, hand and wrist, but is in stable condition, according to the release.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to voluntarily close both the Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of Waterbury after 19 years and the Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of New Haven after 10 years,” said owner Carmen Vacalebre in a statement. “We have worked very hard to keep our doors open. Now is the time to stop the hemorrhaging of the financial losses.”