by Melissa Bailey | May 2, 2013 7:53 am | Comments (5)
Bill “The Flag Man” Shields tried to stop the mighty grapple from felling his trusty shade tree. A state spokesman regretted the loss—but vowed to compensate with dozens more pin oaks, red maples and spruces along Long Wharf.
by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2013 3:52 pm
A fire engine maneuvering around a slow-poke antique vehicle? Look again: That was the first-ever known parade of pizza trucks.
by Allan Appel | Dec 13, 2012 9:10 am | Comments (2)
This 12-pound lobster named LJ was “officially” pardoned and sent back to Maine, uneaten. It was a different story for the blue-points.
by Allan Appel | Sep 23, 2012 11:16 am
They don’t come near the soaring words of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural or the poetic rhythms of the Gettysburg Address. In fact they are dull governmental bureaucrat-ese of an executive order that was largely politically and militarily motivated.
Yet the Emancipation Proclamation in a stroke freed tens of thousands from slavery and redirected American history down a new path of civil rights, for all.
by Allan Appel | Jul 13, 2012 8:45 am | Comments (5)
When a new boathouse comes to Long Wharf, the public will walk on water.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 21, 2012 8:13 am | Comments (4)
The New Haven Register assigned half a dozen staffers to a City Hall meeting, but only one was there to report on the news. The rest were making it.
by Allan Appel | Jun 11, 2012 12:00 pm | Comments (1)
Theological conundrum: Include jet skis in the blessing of the boats?
by Allan Appel | Sep 21, 2011 2:09 pm | Comments (3)
If he can design and operate two major restaurants in New Haven, Arturo Franco Camacho figured, he can come up with the perfect picnic table for patrons of the food trucks at Long Wharf. All he needed was a bright new idea; he came up with one.
by Neena Satija | Sep 13, 2011 7:28 am | Comments (4)
Back when Steve Wilcox thought the state was slicing off a third of the Long Wharf Nature Preserve and turning it into a highway exit, he started spending less time around the park. Now that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has said the park will stay the way it is, the Wilcoxes plan to visit even more often.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 22, 2011 7:56 am | Comments (9)
City Plan commissioners saw the latest designs for a new $30 million boathouse for New Haven harbor, then gave the plan their blessing as it readies for launch.