New Haven

Craig LeMoult

Life in some low-income neighborhoods is often hard and sometimes violent. One woman in New Haven is trying to prevent violence on the streets, by containing that aggression in a boxing ring.

“Ropes up! 100 revolutions! Lets go!”

Devonne Canady barks orders at about a dozen kids, who spin jump ropes around them while standing on wooden pallets in the parking lot of a boxing gym.

Craig LeMoult

Law enforcement officials say a four-month initiative to stem violent crime in Bridgeport and New Haven resulted in the seizure of 73 illegal guns and the expected prosecution of 154 people on firearms, drugs and robbery charges.  The operation involved a partnership between local and federal law enforcement.

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.

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.

Former New Haven firefighter serving as fire chief

Apr 21, 2014
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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