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 Lucy Gellman | Jul 5, 2015 8:50 pm | Comments (1)
Adam Williamson was having a good night. It was not quite dark, and already he had walked the U.S. Coast Guard Band through several patriotic anthems, a cloudless, orange-streaked sky settling over East Rock as they played. Then he moved onto Charles Ives and American jazz standards, the sky morphing to a velvety indigo. Now, strains of La Marseillaise marched triumphantly from the horns and woodwinds, climaxing before they were overtaken by a stronger Russian theme.
by Finnegan Schick | Jun 29, 2015 7:52 am | Comments (9)
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.