by Lucy Gellman | Jul 28, 2015 7:16 am
Gathering with friends and fellow volunteers at the side of the Green Friday, LEAP alum Samod Rankins thought it was turning into a beautiful day to read. As small clusters of students scattered across the grass, chattering away, he made his move — it was going to be an Arthur and the Double Dare kind of morning — and walked toward a group of young boys, who arranged themselves in a neat circle at his approach.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 24, 2015 2:02 pm | Comments (10)
Following people into restaurants. Going table-to-table asking for money. Pressuring people for spare change at parking meters. Tag-teaming high-traffic intersections.
Panhandlers are using those high-pressure tactics, according to downtown and Wooster Square neighbors. They’ve appealed for help.
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 21, 2015 12:10 pm | Comments (12)
Drip coffee. Iced coffee. Small coffee. Tall coffee. Live music?
by Paul Bass | Jul 20, 2015 8:01 am | Comments (4)
Potholes got fixed. A law passed protecting kids’ health. Abby Roth had reason to celebrate — and to feel exhausted.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 8, 2015 4:51 pm | Comments (11)
Five Guys narrowly beat out Shake Shack in a recent opening battle of downtown’s newest burgers. But how would they both fare against Louis’ Lunch, Rudy’s, Box 63, and Prime 16?
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 8, 2015 9:47 am | Comments (5)
The burrito started out the way so many burritos start: with a flour tortilla.
What Sasha Feliciano loaded the steamed flour tortilla up with next probably would have made you pause and say either, “Why would anyone do that?” or “Why didn’t I think of that?”
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 7, 2015 1:14 pm
“I just couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of someone who appeared to be the female forefather of the theater and I got so intrigued by the fact that no one knows the real facts about her ... she just seemed to contain so many selves,” said Leora Morris on a recent afternoon, her hands whizzing through the air as she spoke.
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 6, 2015 3:06 pm | Comments (1)
“Sing modestly,” Reverand Kari Henkelmann urged the audience from where she stood in the blue-and-green dotted apse of Battell Chapel. “Do not bawl, so as to be heard above or distinct from the rest of the congregation, that you may not destroy the harmony, but strive to unite your voices together, so as to make one clear melodius sound. Above all, sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing.”
by Finnegan Schick | Jul 5, 2015 8:32 pm | Comments (4)
National pride became local pride on the Fourth of July as New Haven honored the city’s role in the American Revolution.
by Lucy Gellman | Jun 29, 2015 1:16 pm | Comments (6)
“This should be a free world. If we keep working on it, I think we’ll be able to get there,” Lucinda Williams shouted from the main stage on the New Haven Green, a bright yellow light falling over her face as she continued to an endorsement for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. A cool, humid dark had settled over the massive crowd, families applauding from their makeshift picnic tables and lawn chairs. At the front of the stage, a tempered, pseudo-folksy mosh pit had materialized, fans new and old cheering, clapping, and stomping their feet. Williams smiled, and launched into a few favorites from Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.