by Staff | May 12, 2016 7:11 am
Poet, performer and curator Ifeanyi Awachie had a vision: Build a safe and supportive space in New Haven where writers from different backgrounds could convene, listen to each other, and learn about each other’s work, while kicking back after the workweek. She did her research: Nothing like it existed in the Elm City. So she would will it into existence, she reasoned.
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by Aliyya Swaby | May 11, 2016 12:04 pm | Comments (1)
The zoning board approved 32 new apartments by St. Luke’s Development Corporation on Whalley Avenue and started the process for four more downtown, as New Haven’s housing boom continues.
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by Brian Slattery | May 10, 2016 8:19 am | Comments (3)
Gioia Connell donned a top hat festooned with bright feathers, crouched down, put a stencil on the sidewalk, shook her spray can, and painted.
Our first ad was done.
“Smells good,” Chris Randall said.
“Yeah, it does,” Connell said. On to the next spray.
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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.
Continue reading ‘From Cheli, He Found, & Grabbed, Opportunity’
by Aliyya Swaby | Apr 13, 2016 7:55 am | Comments (11)
It’s official: Brothers Jacob and Josef Feldman of MOD Equities will be bringing a total of 64 apartments to two separate downtown buildings, the latest in a stream of new market-rate housing coming to the center of the city.
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by Lucy Gellman | Apr 7, 2016 10:53 pm | Comments (10)
There’s a lighthouse coming to the New Haven Green. How it’s going to get there is a whole other story.
Continue reading ‘9-Sided Glowing Blue Obelisk Headed For The Green’
by Lucy Gellman | Mar 31, 2016 2:23 pm
Winter 2010 — the longest, whitest winter Scotland has seen in years — and it’s karaoke night at a pub in Kelso, a quaint and funny town nestled in the Scottish borders where a conference has just taken place.
Center stage, professor Colin Syme is leading the charge on a night of academics gone wild, bumping and grinding with colleagues atop a table as lights pulse in the background and pop music seethes through the speakers. Snowed-in pubgoers laugh and drink and strip on all sides, reveling in this messy, unexpected winter bacchanal.
At the fringes of it, peering miserably into her pint of bitter red ale, is uptight academic Prudencia Hart, feeling every ounce of out of place.
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by David Sepulveda | Mar 25, 2016 7:41 am | Comments (1)
Twonna Pringle — “Pringle, like the chips,” as she introduced herself — used a walker to get to her place under the feet washing tent. After she soaked her bare feet in a warm bath for a few minutes, a volunteer began to apply an apricot exfoliant scrub, eliciting rave reviews.
Continue reading ‘Foot Focus More Than Symbolic On Maundy Thursday’
by Lucy Gellman | Mar 25, 2016 7:31 am
There’s a new gender-nonconforming ladies’ night in town, and it’s going to be positively, poetically, outstandingly fabulous.
That’s because it’s been years in the making — or at least the remaking.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 10, 2016 8:58 am | Comments (9)
Stepping up a quarter-century-old labor fight, hundreds of Yale graduate students marched through downtown Wednesday evening and then, with the help of a U.S. Congresswoman and other top officials, held a convention to authorize a new union to represent them.
Continue reading ‘GESO Rebranded “Local 33,” Preps For Fight’