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Flashback: Pair Gets Front Seat For The Rapture

by Allan Appel | Aug 15, 2014 1:15 pm

Allan Appel Photo On the New Haven Green, righteous people were about to be swept up into heaven in the biblically envisioned “Rapture,” setting off months of hell on earth leading to the destruction of those left behind, fulfilling a 375-year prophecy. Johvanni Colon and Eddie Perez staked out front-row seats.

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(Oil) Slick Art Spills In With Low Tide

by Allan Appel | Aug 15, 2014 8:37 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo A display of anonymous public art floated into town the other day. It was not by Believe In People (BIP). It wasn’t even on a wall. It was both pretty and smelly.

Then it was gone.

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A Survivor Brings A New Flavor To Town

by Paul Bass | Aug 14, 2014 4:39 pm | Comments (1)

Paul Bass Photo En route to transforming a pork belly into a work of art, Eric Meas, a master chef who survived the killing fields of Cambodia and the U.S. prison system, got “the sauce out of the way first.”

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Crotch Gazing: The View From A Wheelchair

by Crystal Emery | Aug 14, 2014 2:15 pm

Crotch-gazing is the wave of the handicap accessible future. Thus I learned from a recent stay in a brand new, wheelchair accessible hotel. 

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Hometown Revisited, This Time Without Illusions

by Thomas MacMillan | Aug 14, 2014 11:31 am

Jim Goldberg Photo Photographer Jim Goldberg left New Haven as a young man, disillusioned with the failures of urban renewal. Forty years later he has returned to look at the “Model City”—and its denizens—with a fresh eye.

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With Women On Leashes, Video Goes Viral

by Paul Bass | Aug 13, 2014 5:12 pm | Comments (31)

Two New Haven-born entrepreneurs passed the 100,000-view mark Wednesday—and sparked a national discussion on hip-hop’s portrayal of females—with a break-out video entitled “Walking White Women Through Yale.”

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Judge Places Restraining Order On Stratton; Did He “Punch” Or “Push” His Romantic Partner?

by Paul Bass | Aug 13, 2014 3:13 pm | Comments (40)

Paul Bass Photo Prominent attorney and former city Alder Michael Stratton Wednesday was ordered to surrender any firearms he owns and to avoid “assaulting” or “threatening” his romantic partner, as new details—and denials—emerged about the incident that set the case in motion.

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New Nightspots Put Jazz On The Downtown Menu

by Jordi Gassó | Aug 13, 2014 12:08 pm | Comments (2)

A brassy melody spilled out into the Ninth Square. Inside the 9th Note restaurant and nightclub, lone men in suits nursed their drinks by the bar. A young couple played eight-ball on a red-felted pool table. Friends ate steak and traded jokes. No matter the patrons’ disposition, heads had to perk up whenever a daring riff came from the man with the trombone — Steve Davis, a bebop virtuoso.

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City GOP Turnout 14%; Foley Wins It

by Julia Zorthian, Paul Bass & Allan Appel | Aug 12, 2014 10:28 pm | Comments (2)

Paul Bass Photo Waiting for New Haven Republicans to emerge from the shadows and vote Tuesday, Nancy Ahern had lots of time to catch up on her reading.

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State Tightens Rules For Charter Schools

by Staff | Aug 12, 2014 8:06 am | Comments (8)

Julia Zorthian Photo Paul Bass Photo In the wake of recent controversies, the state announced plans to start requiring that charter schools operate more like other public schools—“transparently,” with clear standards to meet.

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Potholes
Aug 29, 2014 12:13 am
Address: Grafton Street And Maltby Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 4

Resident reports deep potholes at the intersection of Grafton Street...

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Trash & Recycling
Aug 28, 2014 10:29 pm
Address: 972 State St New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 3

Trash not picked up at 972 State this morning, 8/28/14. First time this has happened!...

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