Walking up to a large round table, Thomas Edwards took a tiny plastic cup into his hands, sniffed its contents, and lifted it to his mouth, dumping a chip-studded triangle of cookie into its yawning hole. He chewed. He licked his lips. His eyes grew slightly larger.
Yep, he proclaimed. This—the Choco-Fabulous Cookie from an area chef—was the clear winner of the afternoon.
With a loss of state funding looming, one of New Haven’s prison re-entry programs is looking to secure a community development block grant from the city to ensure it can keep providing services to newly-released inmates.
Historic preservationists in Dwight accused Yale-New Haven Hospital of trying to demolish a treasured George Street building by neglect — while the hospital responded that the neighbors thwarted their efforts to turn the property over to Habitat for Humanity over a year ago.
Two of Rosa DeLauro’s grandchildren and one of their friends had the day off from school, but they got schooled nonetheless — in sustainable food sourcing and how to make sushi — while meeting a woman who is making business history.