Paca Believes

by Allan Appel | Aug 28, 2017 6:28 am | Comments (5)

Allan Appel PhotoSunday morning Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church‘s Associate Pastor Ron Smith—a former city clerk and 2015 mayoral aspirant — preached an impassioned sermon with the theme “Nothing is impossible.”

Those words had particular resonance for one visiting worshipper, Marcus Paca, whose campaign to unseat incumbent Mayor Toni Harp constitutes taking on the New Haven’s Democratic establishment.

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Brewery Square Seawall Repaired; Fishermen Rejoice

by Allan Appel | Aug 21, 2017 11:43 am | Comments (4)

Allan Appel PhotoThe fish run thickest often near the piers of bridges. That’s why several fishermen recently were casting their lines from above the newly finished seawall on the newly repaired promenade at Brewery Square in Fair Haven.

As part of that nearly $1 million state-funded project, there’s a broad new pedestrian walkway and even a crescent of concrete where anglers can set up a circle of chairs to bide the time until there’s a bite.

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