by Lucy Gellman | Dec 19, 2014 11:09 am
Minutes into the third movement of Jean Sibelius’s first symphony, the violins leaned slightly forward in one great, collective gesture, gently plucking the strings of their instruments in a falling plink, plink, plink that bounced like marbles on the stage, rolling to the musicians seated widely around it. The French horns nodded. The cellist opened his eyes a little wider. A scene emerged around the music: a tramping, traipsing run through a snowy and deeply wooded forest, reindeer lifting their heads beneath the thick brush.
by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 18, 2014 1:15 pm
The City Plan Commission denied permission for a half-built house to be completed and a proposal for a Newhallville convenience store, and tabled a request to open a gas station-convenience store on the east side, after the three applicants failed to show up.
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 8, 2014 4:46 pm | Comments (1)
With the most wonderful time of the year upon us, Mayor Toni Harp’s purchases during a recent visit to Ninth Square businesses had a bit of seasonal soiree flair.
by Allan Appel | Dec 3, 2014 12:09 pm
At a book party for a Fair Haven author who’s spreading New Haven’s glories Down Under, the ANZAC—that’s Australia, New Zealand Army Corps—biscuits nearly stole the show.
by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 2, 2014 8:19 am | Comments (6)
Rafael Armijos needs to drive to and from his construction job. So he joined other undocumented immigrants flocking to St. Rose of Lima Church Monday to take advantage of a new state policy allowing them to apply for a driver’s license.
by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 1, 2014 7:52 am | Comments (8)
George Bucheli prepared a bundle of supplies for the woman who approached the van: needles, cotton filters, antiseptic. He reached into the supply cabinet to add an injection cooker, but she didn’t want one. “Leave that for the people who actually need it,” she said.
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 27, 2014 4:21 am | Comments (1)
Students were at first hesitant to eat one parent’s homemade Puerto Rican pasteles, but soon gobbled them down along with the traditional Thanksgiving turkey—part of a Fair Haven school’s continuing quest to involve kids’ families.
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 19, 2014 4:22 pm
With just a small lone watermelon left over in one of its raised beds, English Street Community Garden, mostly dormant for the coming winter, may have seemed an odd place to talk about how the seeds of the state Community Investment Act have borne fruit.
by Allan Appel | Nov 18, 2014 2:59 pm
Nayeli Tenezaca wants to save animals from extinction, so she ran for president of her middle school—and won.
by Paul Bass | Nov 14, 2014 8:06 am | Comments (10)
New Haven’s economic development chief was home watching the Brazilian Grand Prix when his eyes wandered to the text of a 32-year-old court decree—which led him to give a second shot to a Fair Haven community group’s quest to buy a mothballed historic school.