New Haven

44 Conn. cities and towns using VEOCI software
12:04 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New Haven tech company gaining attention for emergency management software

Bridgeport's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Scott Appleby addressing first responders at the city's Emergency Operations Center.
Credit Brian Scott-Smith

As cities and towns across Connecticut look to improve their coordination during emergencies, many are signing up for a system created by New Haven-based Grey Wall Software called VEOCI, or  the Virtual Emergency Operations Center.

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Fence symbolically and literally divides neighbors
8:33 am
Tue May 13, 2014

New Haven starts removing controversial fence between public housing and neighboring Hamden

A front loader took down a section of the New Haven-Hamden fence on Monday
Credit Craig LeMoult

New Haven began demolishing a fence on Monday that for 50 years separated a public housing complex in the city from the town of Hamden.  For some, the fence had become a symbol of racial and economic division between two communities.

Read more about economic disparity issues in Connecticut at our State of Disparity blog.

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City Government
2:26 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Former New Haven firefighter serving as fire chief

New Haven Fire Chief Allyn Wright at a recent press conference
Credit Brian Scott-Smith

At age 63, former New Haven Firefighter Allyn Wright was enjoying his retirement as a security consultant registered in New York State. But Wright is now back in Connecticut, where his career started at the New Haven Fire Department. This time, he's serving as the new fire chief.

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Health
9:41 am
Mon April 7, 2014

New Haven lab trying ultrasound therapy to treat speech disorders

Ultrasound and laptop being used during a therapy session at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Conn.
Credit Haskins Laboratories

A New Haven, Connecticut based company is trialing the use of ultra-sound to see if it can improve and speed up a patient’s ability to see as well as hear their speech during therapy sessions.

Haskins Laboratories, a speech and language organization, is the only laboratory in New England carrying out this clinical research and just one of ten organizations across the U.S. looking at ultra-sound.

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Drills funded by FEMA grant
10:46 am
Wed March 26, 2014

New Haven emergency workers practice disaster response

File photo of New Haven Harbor
Credit AP Photo/Bob Child

Emergency workers in New Haven have been participating in a drill, where they practice responding to a staged disaster.  New Haven is one of 12 major cities in the U.S. to be given a grant from Federal Emergency Management Agency to hold these drills. 

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