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Anchor Keeps Name, Losing Sign

by Paul Bass | Jul 29, 2015 4:34 pm | Comments (2)

David Blumenthal File Photo Paul Bass Photo The late, lamented Anchor restaurant and bar will rise again—with the same name, without a touch of its history.

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Thanks To Chestnut, It Was A Good Bread Day

by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 29, 2015 4:30 pm | Comments (1)

Aliyya Swaby Photo For Fred Walker, kneading mountains of dough to prepare Chestnut Fine Foods & Confections’ classic French bread is a combination workout and therapy session.

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A Glorious July, July! Kind of Night

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 28, 2015 3:15 pm | Comments (1)

A wet and muggy Monday night, and College Street Music Hall was wide awake. Warmed up by Lady Lamb, members of the audience, packed in shoulder-to-shoulder and bathed in a dusky red light, wiggled and fidgeted, whispering to each other. Would their favorite song make it into the lineup? Was this really everything it was cracked up to be?

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Death Had Mercy, Waited 2 Days

by David Sepulveda | Jul 28, 2015 3:13 pm | Comments (2)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Kevin Barros made it to the art opening he’d always dreamed of, just in time.

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An Over-Reaching Underachiever

by Donald Brown | Jul 28, 2015 11:43 am

Andrea H. Berman Photos Dr. Faustus is famous for his deal with the devil. For ages he’s been synonymous with reaching beyond natural bounds to achieve something unprecedented, but at a great cost.

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Kids Take A Reading LEAP

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 28, 2015 7:16 am

Gathering with friends and fellow volunteers at the side of the Green Friday, LEAP alum Samod Rankins thought it was turning into a beautiful day to read. As small clusters of students scattered across the grass, chattering away, he made his move — it was going to be an Arthur and the Double Dare kind of morning — and walked toward a group of young boys, who arranged themselves in a neat circle at his approach.

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The “New Jim Crow,” Through New Haven Eyes

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 27, 2015 1:20 pm | Comments (4)

Dymin Ellis was tired of watching mothers wash their boys’ blood away with tears. Jasmine Smith wanted to explore the criminal justice system through fairytale metaphor. Mya Baldwin found that no one looked like her – or was particularly interested in making her feel welcome – on the cheerleading team. And on his way to a job interview, Myles Davis was pinned swiftly to the ground on the basis of his black skin.

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“Astrophest” Prepares For Liftoff

by Brian Slattery | Jul 27, 2015 12:00 pm | Comments (4)

Brian Slattery photo “I like space so much that sometimes I get lost,” José Oyola said, “and salsa brings me to the ground.”

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Watercolors Brought To Life

by Allan Appel | Jul 24, 2015 10:27 am

Yale Center for British Art Remember that time J.M.W. Turner grew a thumbnail long enough to be almost grotesque, to perforate the paper and lift the paint into an effect of rushing iridescence? Or the time he used a pumice stone to create a sandy effect to make the the light glisten in the rainbow?

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New Red Scare Thrashes At Three Sheets

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 24, 2015 10:27 am

Bill Gwynn was taking stock of the audience, his eyes narrowing on a crowd of around 25 as he pulled the mic from its stand, stepped forward on the stage and turned his back sharply, rolling his shoulders in a dead-on Honey Boo Boo. Cheers exploded from the crowd. His hips swayed violently, a low-slung belt glinting as he began to fervently rub it against his hindquarters, this punk-rock striptease of a thing. Then he turned again, took a leap off the stage, and kicked off an electrifying set.

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Potholes
Jul 29, 2015 4:43 pm
Address: 378 Alden Avenue New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 2

Potholes need patching on Alden Avenue from Willard Street to St. Aedan's school on...

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Public Space, Streets and Drains
Jul 29, 2015 4:35 pm
Address: 100 West Prospect Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 2

Large pile of trash at least 5 feet high has been out at least 2 weeks.

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