Yale Fraternity Members Sued; Esty Stepping Down from DEEP

Jan 15, 2014


Eighty-six current and former members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Yale University are being sued over an accident at a Yale-Harvard football game in 2011. Nancy Berry, 30, of Salem, Massachusetts, was killed after being struck by a rental truck that was heading to the fraternity’s tailgating party outside the Yale Bowl. Lawyers for Barry’s family and another woman who was injured in the accident sued the fraternity members late last month. 

Esty to Return to Yale

Daniel Esty, Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, will return to Yale University. He’ll step down as head of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on February 3. He said his successor is likely to be someone in a senior management position at DEEP. An announcement from Governor Dannel Malloy is expected next week.

Nationwide Study Looks at Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

The study is being funded by the National Institutes of Health. The Fair Haven Clinic in New Haven, which serves low-income patients has been named a co-investigator. Doctors are hopeful that the study, called GRADE, will help them find options to treat the disease by comparing four different types of drugs over a five to seven year period.

Emergency Rooms for Mental Health Patients

The new emergency rooms at Hartford Hospital have been designed with no electrical outlets in the rooms, and a camera monitors the patient 24/7. Currently, the hospital has ten new rooms up and running and 13 more are set to be completed by next month.

Millions in Damage After Train Derailment

Metro North officials say the commuter train derailment that killed 4 people in the Bronx last month caused more than 9 million dollars in damage to the railroad. The figure includes replacement or repairs to the locomotive, tracks and several coaches. The figure was disclosed as the National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the December 1 derailment.