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by Allan Appel | Nov 11, 2013 4:57 pm | Comments (1)
Why does this 1813 flag have 15 stars and 15 stripes?
The correct answer was not forthcoming. So why Col. (Ret.) Kenneth Gertz (pictured) turned New Haven’s annual Veterans Day Memorial Service into a history lesson.
He often does that.
(Read to the end for the answer)
by Paul Bass | Nov 11, 2013 11:27 am | Comments (14)
An officer headed to a disturbance at the train station Monday morning smashed into a CT Transit bus near the Green, sending 24 people to the hospital, according to police.
by Melissa Bailey | Aug 9, 2013 12:26 pm | Comments (14)
A Seattle pilot visiting colleges with his 17-year-old son missed the Tweed airport runway and crashed into two homes, leaving two families mourning in the wake of a fatal flight.
by Brianne Bowen | Jul 18, 2013 1:38 pm | Comments (2)
“No, I’m not home,” Malachi Benson told a caller as he sat in the Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center. With two newspapers folded neatly in front of him, Benson had left his home’s broken air conditioning to seek relief from the heat. He usually spends just a few hours at the senior center, but he stayed most of Monday and Tuesday – reading and talking to friends – to escape the heat wave currently blanketing the region.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 8, 2013 1:15 pm | Comments (8)
(Updated) Two men tied a package containing what they claimed was a bomb to a fence at a downtown parking garage Monday afternoon. Police closed off the block—and found out the “bomb” was just a bag of bus tickets.
by Staff | Jul 7, 2013 3:21 pm
The city has set up “cooling centers” at senior centers and libraries to help people cope with the heat during the day time, beginning Monday.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 2, 2013 4:10 pm | Comments (5)
Manny Gomez worked for Winchester Repeating Arms for 44 years, paying into social security with each paycheck. Now at 84 he can’t afford to live off his social security check, he said. And he can’t afford a proposed change to calculating the federal retirement benefit.
by Melissa Bailey | Jun 26, 2013 10:36 am | Comments (4)
Thanks to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday, Peg Oliviera and Jen Vickery can stop wasting money on separate tax filings—and take pride in a country that, for the first time, respects their legal marriage.
by Allan Appel | Jun 25, 2013 11:52 am
The concepts and goals of feminism are just as valid today as they ever were.
On the other hand, maybe you shouldn’t use the word “feminist” without sizing up whom you’re talking to.
by Allan Appel | Mar 11, 2013 7:12 am | Comments (6)
Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field—or was it a time-traveling Abe and Mary Lincoln?—took time off from fighting for the 14th Amendment to drop by for Greater New Haven’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday..
They were protected by reenactors from the 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery.