Cop “Pig” Sculpture Reinstalled

by David Sepulveda | Dec 14, 2016 12:12 pm | Comments (13)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO A controversial work of art by New Haven artist Gordon Skinner — a basketball hoop with a backstop that depicted a pig’s head with a police officer hat — was reinstalled on the grounds of the Goffe Street Armory on County Street, the site from which it had been removed earlier in the fall after complaints that it was offensive prompted its removal and placement in the Artspace Gallery on Orange Street.

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Attacker On Loose; Bus Driver Uneasy

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 22, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (11)

Markeshia Ricks Photo CT TransitElection Day may have been rough for a lot of people, but few had it as bad as CT Transit driver Tamika Walker-Fernandez — after a violent passenger refused to get off her bus.

Walker-Fernandez had driven a bus for eight years without incident. But when the passenger boarded her D bus on Dixwell Avenue between Lake Place and Bristol Street, she experienced terror.

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Deltas’ Message: Don’t Move; Organize

by Thomas Breen | Nov 16, 2016 2:27 pm | Comments (14)

Thomas Breen Photo One week after a nationwide wave of populist, conservative discontent helped Donald J. Trump win the presidency and Republicans retain majorities in both houses of the U.S. Congress, community leaders called for frustrated New Haveners to work together to protect abortion rights, protect immigrants, and prepare voters for the next election.

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At Stetson, “Big Dog” Makes Xmas Howl

by Brian Slattery | Nov 4, 2016 1:04 pm | Comments (1)

Chris “Big Dog” Davis looked over the crowd of children in Santa hats in front of him, the adults sitting behind them, and led them through a sweet, traditional rendering of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” In that minute, it sounded like maybe Davis had put together a pretty standard set of Christmas favorites in his new album, Christmas in Connecticut.

Then MC Mike G picked up the mike, drummer Trevor Somerville dropped a beat, Davis switched his style from pop to funk, and “Rudolph” became anything but traditional.

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