by David Yaffe-Bellany | Aug 28, 2016 10:17 pm
The Rev. Eldren Morrison said farewell to the congregation he helped raise from the near-dead by invoking a biblical message from Paul the Apostle: It’s not about me.
Morrison delived that message in his final Sunday sermon at Varick Memorial AME Zion Church, which the beloved and influential reverend is now leaving to assume a pulpit in a larger city down south.
Continue reading ‘Moving On, Morrison Summons An Apostle’
by Paul Bass | Aug 26, 2016 4:55 pm | Comments (6)
From his seat on the front porch he has called home for 34 years, Sam Kelley has watched the world change across the street and one block over in either direction. Meanwhile, the abandoned properties on each side of his home have remained frozen in a state of purgatory.
Permits are now in place or on the way to start bringing that change closer to Kelley’s door.
Continue reading ‘Rebuilding Plans Set For Orphan Block’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 26, 2016 12:29 pm | Comments (1)
For 10 years, Christy’s Irish Pub has lived up to the Irish in its name. But as it celebrates its first decade in business this weekend, the pub is looking to a future with a little more Irish-American.
The pub has been running special promos in celebration of its 10th anniversary, including a nightly customer appreciation open bar.
Continue reading ‘As Downtown Changes, So Does Christy’s’
by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 25, 2016 4:02 pm | Comments (4)
Stepping into a hot seat at New Haven’s second-largest high school, Glen Worthy is getting lots of advice as the new academic year approaches.
Continue reading ‘Hillhouse Principal Ready To “Mend Fences”’
by Paul Bass | Aug 25, 2016 8:26 am | Comments (64)
City officials scrambled this week to prevent another Yale-union spat from blowing an unexpected $5.6 million hole in the just-ended fiscal year budget.
In the end, Yale leveraged a threat to win assurances it can proceed with a plan to build a new biology lab.
Continue reading ‘Yale Threat Pays Off’
by Lucy Gellman | Aug 24, 2016 12:41 pm
Chef Alex Blifford was 8 or 9 years old when his mom gave him a simple set of directions over the phone, delivered on one of her 10-minute breaks at work.
Continue reading ‘From Mom’s Kitchen To Zinc’s’
by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 23, 2016 2:12 pm | Comments (19)
It can be lonely being a Donald Trump supporter in blue New Haven. Just ask Erin Reilly.
Continue reading ‘Trump Does Have City Donors. A Few’
by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 23, 2016 8:17 am | Comments (5)
Hill Central Music Academy teachers asked the Board of Education to approve their favorite candidate for the school’s assistant principal, instead of the candidate Superintendent Garth Harries chose.
Continue reading ‘Hill Central Teachers Seek Different AP’
by Paul Bass | Aug 22, 2016 3:04 pm | Comments (12)
Mayor Toni Harp Monday blasted firefighter union leadership as “irresponsible” for “stoking fears” about plans to switch from a second fire truck to an ambulance at the Ellsworth Avenue firehouse.
Continue reading ‘Harp Blasts “Fear-Mongering” Fire Union’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 22, 2016 8:33 am | Comments (13)
Weeks before Hillhouse plays its first football game at its the new $16.4 million Bowen Field, Howard Boyd and some Hillhouse parents aren’t celebrating.
Continue reading ‘Boosters Compile Bowen “Punch List”’