by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 12, 2016 6:40 am | Comments (1)
Boston, New York City, somewhere in California — all were contenders to be the home of a small start-up looking to make a big name for itself.
The founders of InGenius Prep, a college admissions prep company, lowered their anchor here in New Haven instead.
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by David Sepulveda | Jan 25, 2016 4:32 pm | Comments (10)
“Why the m?” clients and the curious are asking Burch Valldejuli and Pablo Perez about their new mActivity fitness center in the Goatville section of the East Rock neighborhood.
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by David Sepulveda | Jan 1, 2016 10:07 am | Comments (2)
Two decrepit buildings were dragging down a pocket of the East Rock section in Goatville until a husband-and-wife development team stepped in. Now neighbors are sighing with pride and relief.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 23, 2015 2:20 pm | Comments (2)
When John Martin wanted to convert his vintage commuter bike into a single-speed vehicle, he scoured the Internet for instructional videos and tried to gather all the necessary parts.
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by Allan Appel | Dec 21, 2015 4:17 pm | Comments (9)
Young moms Shiho Osumi and Sarita Rich were pleased that their 15-month-olds could play without breathing in tobacco smoke at East Rock Park’s College Woods playground. The didn’t know that a new law is keeping the park smoke-free.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 17, 2015 12:01 pm | Comments (2)
East Rock could see more offices spring up in a Nicoll Street warehouse, following approval Wednesday night of the owner’s creation of more parking spaces.
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by John Thomas | Dec 9, 2015 12:00 pm
Robert Messore closed his eyes, took a deep breath, exhaled slowly, and gently coaxed from his acoustic guitar the ascending triplet of notes that opened the gorgeous, mournful Celtic waltz, “Citi Na gunman.” He played the instrumental rendition of the song slowly, letting each note ring, as though allowing it to breathe.
The concertgoers sat motionless, utterly silent, transfixed. When Messore finished, they waited a beat, or three, before erupting into applause.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 4, 2015 7:26 am | Comments (8)
Four months into resettlement in New Haven, Noor is finding her new country friendlier and less violent than she expected—after first learning about the culture by watching Hollywood action movies back in Syria.
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by Lucy Gellman | Dec 2, 2015 12:30 pm
If you didn’t know Liam Doherty-Nicholson outside of his photos, you might think he owned an orchard, or a small farm.
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by Duo Dickinson | Nov 26, 2015 8:02 am | Comments (2)
It is often presumed that a scorched-earth strategy of clear-cutting sites is cheaper for developers. That is often true, unless there is perfect fit with the old site’s structures and the new use and regulations.
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