Rigoberto Escalera first heard about New Haven Promise as an eighth-grader, during a rally in East Rock School’s cafeteria. At first he worried he might not qualify for its help with college tuition because he’d transferred in from Catholic school just a few years before.
A top cop accused of abusing his wife and making violent threats that spawned a SWAT response had his court case continued for at least the fifth time in 11 months — making it likelier he’ll receive more of his salary and then a bigger pension, while delaying full public knowledge about an internal police investigation into his actions.
“Nonchalant,” the first track off Sans Soleil — the New Haven-based Ceschi’s latest album and the second in a trilogy he’s releasing this year — starts with an ominous drone that suggests we’re not prepared. Ceschi drops in with a casual “what up?” that seems almost a little out of place, until it’s followed bu a rest-in-peace shoutout to a friend. The beat drops, big and heavy, and Ceschi is off, flinging out lyrical ideas like he still has a thousand more to spare and backing it up with a...
Louis Rosselli, a veteran of 23 years on the Hamden police force, has been living at Arden House for 11 years, and they treat him very well. Good thing: If anyone on the skilled nursing and rehab staff ever bothered him, he joked, he’d kick the crap out of them.
(Opinion) One year later, the memory of chilling emergency calls from the New Haven Green, describing more, more, and still more overdose cases, stirs an emotional response.