Business/Labor/ Economic Development
by Lucy Gellman | Apr 28, 2016 7:05 am
Three months ago, web developer and self-described “dork” Alex Wilkinson had an idea: build a space-oriented board game, like the ones he played growing up, to get out of his web-developy head and back to a world where people communicated with each other in real time, using words and eye contact. Inspired by friend and fellow gamer Alex Cutler-Freese, he ordered game pieces, looked into gaming prototypes, and began planning out his strategy for a cooperative game that didn’t, in any iteration, use a computer.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 27, 2016 4:43 pm | Comments (25)
Yale’s president upped the ante Wednesday in the battle over a proposed new state law, questioning New Haven elected officials’ motives and shifting the discussion from endangered symphony concerts to a putatively endangered local economy.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 19, 2016 7:30 am
Brothers John and Anthony Fabrizio and their Fair Haven dry cleaning business have been an institution in that neighborhood for 71 years.
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by Lucy Gellman | Apr 15, 2016 12:00 pm | Comments (1)
Egidio Severini has never turned down an opportunity for honest work. Born during the second World War in Cheli, Italy, he had his first informal job ferrying wine from an Osteria to his family’s home, where his mother would mix it with water for him and his brother’s dinner. When the family decided to come to the U.S. in 1954, he found that part of being a young immigrant in total “culture shock” was getting a job — first a newspaper route, and then as a cobbler. By high school, he was on his way to becoming a mechanic.
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by Staff | Apr 13, 2016 7:38 am
On the tail of some strongly-worded responses to the Yale Humanist Community’s effort to erect a nine-sided obelisk on the New Haven Green, YHC director Chris Stedman came on WNHH radio’s “Artbeat” give an impassioned defense of the installation and discuss the ins and outs of crowdfunding with crowdfunding advisor Onyeka Obiocha. Today’s broadcasts explore that controversy, and more.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 12, 2016 4:14 pm
Ugo Odukwe knows how to create applications for your mobile phone and your tablet, and now he knows how to manage his business’s finances as well.
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by Lucy Gellman | Apr 11, 2016 7:34 am | Comments (1)
It was mid-February 2016, over a foamy beer with Neville Wisdom at BAR New Haven, when mActivity’s owner, Pablo Perez, made an offhand comment: Wisdom should consider having his spring fashion show at the new East Rock gym.
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by Phoebe Petrovic | Apr 8, 2016 7:10 am
Born and raised Jewish in Brazil, Marcia Calisman moved to Israel as a young woman, and again to the U.S. in 2006. When she arrived at her first stop — Old Saybrook, just 20 minutes away from New Haven — she wasn’t thinking about opening a business based around clothing and accoutrements.
Having worked careers in the film and fashion design industries, she’d moved because her husband, Ronen Yur, had found a job designing jewelry for art and craft fairs around the country. As he adjusted to new work, Calisman got U.S. certification as a doula and joined a massage practice, doing painting and jewelry making on the side.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 4, 2016 5:37 pm | Comments (8)
This time there were no crowds, no balloons. Just a handful of men in a conference room deciding the fate of a company that once symbolized New Haven’s gamble on creating the jobs of the future.
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by Staff | Apr 4, 2016 12:17 pm | Comments (1)
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