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City Admits Relaxing Lead Rule

Allan Appel
New Haven Independent
June 7, 2019
The families of two very small New Haveners will have to wait at least another another week to find out if a judge will order city officials to clean up the poisonous lead in their apartments.

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Former Study Housekeeper Alleges Workplace Discrimination

Thomas Breen
New Haven Independent
May 13, 2019
A former housekeeper at a Chapel Street hotel has filed two anti-discrimination complaints against her old employer for allegedly firing her for speaking out about years of workplace prejudice against Mexican employees.

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City, Legal Aid Clash On Lead Paint

Thomas Breen
New Haven Independent
February 7, 2019
According to a legal aid attorney and lead poisoning watchdog, the abatement was too costly, too slow — and indicative of city government’s wholly inadequate and dishonest response to New Haven’s child lead poisoning crisis.

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City Sued Over Handling Of Lead Poisonings

Thomas Breen
New Haven Independent
June 7, 2018
The tenants and their lawyer are calling on the city to take over the lead abatement work that is required by city and state law to be done at the property.

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Man Evicts Dog

Christopher Peak
New Haven Independent
November 9, 2017
Melissa Phillips gets to stay in her Newhallville apartment. But thanks to a landmark court ruling about the rights of canine and human tenants, “Mellow” has to go.

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City Sued Over Lead-Poisoned Child

Christopher Peak
New Haven Independent
October 31, 2017
New Haven Legal Assistance Association filed the lawsuit in state Housing Court on Monday claiming that the city violated both state law and local ordinances in its response to off-the-charts lead levels in the blood of Jacob Guaman.

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Legal Aid Takes City To Task On Lead

Christopher Peak
New Haven Independent
August 24, 2017
Despite two city-ordered series of repairs, a child is still living at a west side apartment with lead-paint poisoning — the latest chapter in a decade-long saga that’s now the subject of a demand letter and an upcoming suit by legal aid lawyers.



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