Police union condemns chief

In a strongly worded letter to Chief Dean Esserman this week, the New Haven Police Department union condemned the chief’s leadership. The union called Esserman a bully and said his “outright boorish” leadership has sunk department morale and spurred an exodus of officers in a letter written by NHPD Officer Lloyd Barrett, an executive board […]

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Nineteen-year-old man murdered in the Hill

A man was shot dead Friday evening in the Hill neighborhood, at the spot of a homicide a month earlier. The New Haven Police Department received reports of gunshots at Frank and West Streets at 11:05 p.m. When officers arrived, they found Robert Cirino, 19, with gunshot wounds in the chest and leg, according to […]

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Keegan’s ’12 story spreads

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UPDATED: Keegan ’12 dies in car accident

Marina Keegan ’12 was killed Saturday afternoon in a car accident near Dennis, Mass. She was 22. Keegan was a passenger in a 1997 Lexus ES300 sedan driven by Michael Gocksch ’12. The vehicle was traveling on Route 6 eastbound on Cape Cod when, shortly after 2 p.m., it drifted off the road and hit […]

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Keegan ’12 remembered for writing, activism

Marina Keegan ’12, a prolific writer, actress and activist, died Saturday afternoon in a car accident near Dennis, Mass. She was 22. At Yale, Keegan distinguished herself as a leader across disciplines: in addition to writing and starring in several campus plays, Keegan served as president of the Yale College Democrats, and last fall sparked […]

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University confers 3,021 degrees at 311th Commencement

Intermittent spurts of rainfall shortened but could not stop Yale’s 311th Commencement exercises, which brought the College and the University’s graduate and professional schools to Old Campus on Monday. In front of a crowd of nearly 18,000, the University conferred 3,021 degrees — 1,249 to undergraduates — and awarded another 285 provisionally to students in […]

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LIVE BLOG: CLASS DAY 2012

CLASS DAY 2012

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New Haven sees two murders in two days

The Elm City saw its second homicide in less than 24 hours when a woman was shot dead in Newhallville early Wednesday morning. New Haven Police Department officers responded to a ShotSpotter report of gunfire at 94 Shelton Ave. at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday, and found Ashley Armstrong, 20, seated in the driver’s seat of a […]

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Tailgate death to prompt second civil suit

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 […]

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UPDATED: Ross ’13 arraigned in tailgate case

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 […]

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City sees third homicide of 2012

The Elm City’s homicide count for 2012 rose to three Friday evening, after a man was shot dead in the Hill neighborhood. New Haven Police Department officers responded at 8:25 p.m. to a report of gunfire on Frank Street near West Street, where they found Nathan Richardson, 29, with a gunshot wound, according to department […]

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