New Haven

Today, veterans, friends, and families gathered for a service in New Haven’s Center Church on the Green to thank those who served and are serving in the United States Military.

Charlie Pickett who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the National Guard, said Veterans Day was originally founded to honor those lost before an armistice ended World War I. He said he thinks of the holiday as a day to build peaceful relationships.

If you were driving on the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, (or, as locals call it, the Quinnipiac River, or Q, Bridge) on I-95 in New Haven on Saturday afternoon, you may have seen an unusual sight. Thousands of people walked across the newly completed southbound side, where three new lanes are opening up Sept. 28.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation had invited residents to the bridge’s Grand Opening celebration. Or, a bridge party- complete with food trucks, ice cream, and views of the Quinnipiac River that commuter Barb Nangel said she’d probably never get to see again.

Katie Toth

Black firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut are praising their chief’s 15-day suspension of a lieutenant in the city Fire Department.

VETTS / Integrated Wellness Group

A program in New Haven, Connecticut is hiring U.S. military veterans as mentors to help steer teens away from gang-related activity. Last week it received a $30,000 grant from the state Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Right now, the VETTS (Veterans Empowering Teens Through Support) program employs 12 veterans as mentors, both part-time and full-time. It’s both part of a larger statewide social services non-profit, and a city-sponsored initiative.

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

In the early hours of July 4, 1993, New Haven, Connecticut, bodega owner Eugenio DeLeon Vega was shot in the head inside his store. Two local men, Ronald Taylor and George Gould, were jailed for the murder. 

Eight years later, a private investigator begins reviewing the case. His investigation leads to their freedom. But the story doesn't end there.