by Finnegan Schick | Jun 29, 2015 7:52 am | Comments (8)
If you open an Upper State Street honor box looking for a copy of a dead newspaper called the New Haven Advocate, you are likely to find a dead bird instead.
by Freesia DeNaples | Jun 8, 2015 4:28 pm | Comments (1)
Children at East Rock Community Magnet School gathered in a field Monday to witness a ceremony that would certify a habitat right in their backyard as an urban oasis.
by Lucy Gellman | Jun 8, 2015 12:23 pm
“Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Jude,” sang the members of 60s Satisfaction, their bodies a blur of tie-dye from the stage.
Behind them, the sky had turned to an unbroken, low stretch of silk blue; in front, couples had gathered to dance with abandon, some reliving their teenage years while others experienced the sixties for the first time.
A few attendees trickled into a nearby portal to the past, transported back to the mid-20th Century as they ducked under a doorway that led to Wonderland, and straight down memory lane.
by Allan Appel | May 27, 2015 4:10 pm | Comments (3)
Count ‘em: 40 wooden exterior windows on an 1895 house — forget new aluminum ones and the ugly sash running across them — have been lovingly restored.
by Paul Bass | May 26, 2015 7:42 am | Comments (8)
Encourage neighbors to grab shovels to help an elderly Quinnipiac Avenue neighbor avoid a fine. Send a mega-snowblower to hit neighborhood streets, not just downtown. And have people move their cars first to the even side of the street—then maybe the odd.
by Lucy Gellman | May 15, 2015 4:12 pm
Hooker eighth-grader Melissa Cisija was acting out again. Seated against a backdrop of her favorite possessions — a globe, rocking softly to and fro from its stony shelf, an eyeglass, and a fork, formerly known as a dinglehopper — she crossed her arms, shook her head, and glared at the audience before her.
“I just want to belong!,” she exclaimed.
by Paul Bass | May 15, 2015 2:14 pm | Comments (24)
Seeing a white Highlander SUV blocking an Orange Street bike lane, Stephen Saladino hit the brakes. He dismounted his city-issued Fuji and whipped out his Zebra-brand ticketing device, which caught the attention of a man on the sidewalk.
“I own the store here!” the man announced. “My customers can’t park here?”
by Lucy Gellman | May 7, 2015 2:10 pm | Comments (1)
“Give me an A,” Dan Shaw commanded from the wicker seat of a high-backed chair. “Come on, now.” It was a minute past eight o’ clock at night, and by his watch, rehearsal was already running too late.
by Brian Slattery | May 1, 2015 11:41 am
“Here comes the sun!” an onlooker said. “We got the sun up.”
“We may not be responsible for getting it over the real horizon,” joked one of the members of New Haven Morris and Sword. “But we did get it over the mountains.”
by Paul Bass | Apr 30, 2015 12:04 pm | Comments (6)
Peter Dobkin Hall, an East Rock preservationist known nationally as an expert on not-for-profit organizations, died early Thursday in a crash on I-95 in Branford.