by Thomas Breen | Feb 7, 2018 2:03 pm | Comments (4)
Parks Director Becky Bombero asked the dozen skaters, skateboarders and bikers assembled before her what day of the week they would be available to come to help pull weeds as their sweat equity contribution to a new skate park.
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by Staff | Nov 9, 2017 11:00 am | Comments (5)
After 50 years, two plaques have been restored to a statue in Edgewood Park. Neighbors gathered at the statue next to the ranger station Sunday for an unveiling. Stephanie FitzGerald of Friends of Edgewood Park contributed the following write-up about how it happened and these photos from the event.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 5, 2017 11:37 am | Comments (9)
Musical chords resonated throughout the south end of Wooster Square, as a jazz musician struck out notes on a piano. A crowd took seats on city benches to listen; a mother danced with her baby.
That was the lively scene for one of the many impromptu recitals the past few days plunked out at the newly installed Wooster Piano, New Haven’s first outdoor piano.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 2, 2017 7:00 am | Comments (1)
Feeling depressed after the election of Donald Trump, Yale Law School associate professor Marisol Orihuela decided this January to get a dog: a chihuaha mix that she planned to bring to local protests.
Continue reading ‘Dogs Party In Edgewood Park’
by Staff | Sep 22, 2017 1:29 pm | Comments (23)
(Opinion) Peter Webster, former chair of the Downtown Wooster Square Management Team, submitted the following opinion article about an issue that he spent much time dealing with:
Continue reading ‘Let’s Stop Ignoring Reality On The Green’
by Allan Appel | Sep 7, 2017 3:26 pm | Comments (7)
Skateboarders gathered at their longtime park Wednesday night not to do tricks on the concrete, but to help a new city-hired spraypaint-wielding builder map the “clam shells” and “tombstones” that will flow into a new stat-of-the-art venue.
Continue reading ‘Riders “Rampage” At New Planned Mecca’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 20, 2017 12:50 pm | Comments (5)
Could the next tennis phenom be growing up in Newhallville or Dixwell? Maybe, if the neighborhoods had tennis courts.
Continue reading ‘No Courts, No Next Serena Williams?’
by Jon Greenberg | Jul 26, 2017 1:57 pm
In Beaver Pond Park, behind the practice fields for the Hillhouse High football team, something beautiful is growing.
Continue reading ‘Secret Garden Blooms In Beaver Hills’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 20, 2017 11:51 am | Comments (8)
The next time you’re downtown on the Green and need to send a quick email, an Instagram snap from a concert or simply find out when the next bus is coming you can do it without a cell phone data plan—though you will need a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
That’s because the Green has been WiFi’d.
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by Samuel Hadelman | Jul 20, 2017 6:50 am | Comments (3)
Chubb Rock, a rapper popular for the 1991 smash hit “Treat ‘Em Right,” gave New Haven a soulful performance Wednesday evening in Goffe Street Park to launch this summer’s Cool Breeze in the Park Series.
Continue reading ‘Chubb Rock Brings “Old School” Vibes To Goffe Street’