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Doctors worked on reconstructing the face of a 24-year-old veteran of New Haven’s “bike life” Thursday as he struggles to regain brain function and a normal life after crashing on Grand Avenue — at the onset of another summer of two-wheeled chaos that has neighbors clamoring for help from the cops.
United Illuminating is ready to start the long awaited clean up of the mothballed English Station power plant, but it doesn’t yet know how it will alert families if the toxins it kicks up make their way across the Mill River to a nearby soccer field and school.
Instead of winning a preliminary vote to buy and renovate the vacant Strong School building into new apartments, a Litchfield-based developer ended up being grilled over whether his plan can work in the real world of real estate.
At Orlando’s Barber Shop on Grand Avenue, a hairdresser with a tattooed electrical plug snaking down his arm chatted with a school district employee about his love of books, then agreed to accept a bag of summer reads for the kids who stop in his shop and may otherwise fall behind this summer.
Pressing his face close to a glass case, Fordham student David Cappetta zeroed in on his first subject: trays of cannoli and pasticiotti di ricotta, covered with powdered sugar. He took a deep breath in and steadied his camera. Click.
Just a mile away in East Rock Park, Corey Hudson pointed out how light hit the branches early in the day. In Wooster Square, Chris Randall was documenting the stillness that comes each Saturday before a 9 a.m. farmer’s market. A few hours later, he would be marching down Congress Avenue, trailed by the smell of collard greens and macaroni and cheese.
When David Weinreb asked his sixth graders to sing one last time before the end of the school day, the class groaned. But Weinreb insisted, and begrudgingly, a few students stood up from their seats as the intro to “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz played on the room’s speakers.