by Thomas Breen | Apr 23, 2018 2:16 pm | Comments (16)
Seven years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed a popular East Shore fishing pier, city and state officials celebrated the grand reopening of a reconstructed pier that includes new amenities for fishing and recreation, and that is structurally resilient enough to withstand higher sea levels and more frequent storms in an era of manmade climate change.
Continue reading ‘Rebuilt Fort Hale Pier Opens’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 23, 2018 8:39 am | Comments (3)
The cherry blossom trees hadn’t quite popped, but it seemed that spring had — finally, maybe — Sunday just in time for the 45th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Wooster Square.
Continue reading ‘Mother Nature Smiles On Cherry Blossom Festival’
by Allan Appel | Apr 19, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (2)
The next gunfire you hear on the Green — if you’re lucky enough to be there — will be intended to illuminate history, mark the beginning of spring, and trigger loads of fun.
Continue reading ‘Powder House Day To Awaken Spring On The Green With A Bang’
by Allan Appel | Mar 30, 2018 7:59 am | Comments (1)
The only monument ever allowed to be constructed on the Green is the flagpole moument listing the names of the 261 New Haveners who died in battles called Meuse-Argonne, Somme, and Chateau-Thierry.
Each one of their names will be read later this year as New Haven marks the centennial of World War One and American and New Haven participation in it through a rededication of the flagpole monument.
Continue reading ‘On Green, It’ll Be WWI All Over Again’
by Michelle Liu | Mar 21, 2018 1:47 pm | Comments (38)
Sam Sigg dumped the contents of a bag onto a table, revealing a year’s worth of used pipes, syringes and other drug paraphernalia that he’d collected around the Trinity Church on the Green.
This, he told a room full of neighbors filling a City Hall conference room, was a visual presentation of the New Haven Green.
Continue reading ‘2 Visions Of Green Collide’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 7, 2018 3:03 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 12:00 pm | 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 12:37 pm | 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.
Continue reading ‘Is That Adele In Wooster Square?’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 2, 2017 8:00 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 2:29 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’