by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 13, 2017 10:02 pm | Comments (44)
People gathered on the lower Green in solidarity for the victims of hate in Charlottesville, Va. and let it be known that New Haven won’t be a recruiting ground for anyone looking to divide this community.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 11, 2017 7:35 am | Comments (43)
The latest upscale building planned for downtown — on an Elm Street parking lot — isn’t an apartment building. It isn’t a hotel. It’s both.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 10, 2017 2:16 pm | Comments (2)
In the last three weeks, you’ve probably smelled one of the newest food trucks to enter the city’s foodie scene downtown. The aroma is the tantalizing smell of jerk chicken.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 8, 2017 3:32 pm | Comments (32)
The Board of Alders Monday enabled one major project on Yale University’s development to-do list to move ahead and delayed another.
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by Paul Bass & Allan Appel | Aug 7, 2017 4:56 pm | Comments (47)
The housing authority’s relocation team Monday began meeting with 45 boarders at the Duncan Hotel as the 123-year-old landmark readies a transition to an upscale university-themed establishment.
Longtime boarders like Elaine Sands, meanwhile, began packing — and wondering if they can still find a downtown room for $200 a week or less.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 4, 2017 1:04 pm | Comments (15)
Marcus Paca’s campaign found a way Thursday to get 20 and 30-something moving in local politics: order them some pizza and invite them on the Elm City Party Bike.
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by Allan Appel | Aug 3, 2017 7:42 am | Comments (29)
A controversial proposal to seek to increase participation in meetings at City Hall by making about 90 coveted metered spots on Orange, Elm, and Church streets free from to 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday nights has gotten lost in the never-ending general debate about what to do with parking downtown.
(Update: Wednesday night, at a meeting of a city parking working group, the major players agreed to a compromise plan that will now move ahead for approval. Click here to read a story about that by the Register’s Mary O’Leary.)
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by Allan Appel | Jul 28, 2017 7:55 am
On May 15, 1967, the Black Panther Defense Minister Huey Newton wrote, “Politics is war without bloodshed. War is politics with bloodshed.” On July 29 of the same year, Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner, appointed to head President Johnson’s national commission on civil disorders, after the Detroit riots, called the “the war on poverty and discrimination” a continuation of the American Revolution.
In between, on June 12, a landmark unanimous Supreme Court decision declared “marriage is one of the basic civil rights of man” and thereby ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage. That decision, Loving v. Virginia, is the title and trigger for “1967: The Summer of Loving,” a small but illuminating exhibition of books, photographs, and paper ephemera.
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by Allan Appel | Jul 26, 2017 7:50 am
If Anne Doris-Eisner is a bit of an evangelist for the healing and redemptive power of making art, she has earned it, through a breakthrough in medium and subject matter after the death of her teenage son Matt.
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by Thomas Breen | Jul 21, 2017 12:32 pm | Comments (5)
Anticipating higher sea levels, harsher hurricanes, and more frequent floods in the not-too-distant future as a result of climate change, officials are embarking on an outreach campaign to inform residents in flood-prone neighborhoods about how best to protect themselves against the threat of rising water.
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