by Rohan Naik | Jul 21, 2016 7:47 am | Comments (1)
On her first day of camp, 9-year old Anaya Brianna Rice was apprehensive; the sun blazing hot, and the New Haven Harbor smelled.
Two hours later, however, Rice was already making plans to come back to the waterfront after camp.
Continue reading ‘Kids Discover The Harbor’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 6, 2016 2:22 pm
Bob Sweeney could see that something was wrong: A neighboring food truck had placed three water coolers on a rectangular strip of tarmac reserved for cars that drive past the line of vendors every day.
Continue reading ‘50 Years Later, Hot Dog King Reigns’
by Paul Bass | Jun 29, 2016 1:01 pm | Comments (4)
Jonathan Wharton believes that plotting New Haven’s future and sampling draft beers can go together.
Continue reading ‘Lobster Rolls, Beer & Platform Politics’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jun 20, 2016 7:20 am
Jajuana Cole, a smiling 13-year-old known to her family by the nickname “Nonnie,” was shot to death outside a Dickerman Street party ten years ago last week.
For her sister, Quanisha Cole, who was 11 years old at the time, the shooting still feels painful and raw.
Continue reading ‘A Decade Later, Jajuana’s Spirit Lives On’
by Brian Slattery | Jun 6, 2016 1:51 pm | Comments (1)
Last year I went to New Haven’s inaugural food truck festival with my son, Leo, and we proceeded to eat about as much as we could. This year we returned with my sister, Jill, visiting from New York City, to find not just another big crowd walking the length of Long Wharf Drive to sample everything from pulled pork to arepas to Italian pastries, but a first-ever New Haven “dragon boat” regatta in full swing.
Continue reading ‘2 Arepas, 2 Black Pugs, & 1 Pulled Pork Sandwich Later ...’
by Qi Xu | May 30, 2016 9:38 am | Comments (1)
Two soldiers who died fighting in the Vietnam War were remembered at New Haven’s Long Wharf Vietnam Veterans Memorial Sunday in a Memorial Day ceremony as examples of what our country needs more of: “real heroes.”
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by Aliyya Swaby | May 18, 2016 12:02 pm | Comments (11)
Elizabeth Nearing cycled to work at Long Wharf Theatre regularly but didn’t have a bike rack nearby for parking. So she started a campaign to get one.
Continue reading ‘Racks, Cycletracks For Long Wharf’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 3, 2016 7:15 am | Comments (1)
Plans to reopen a long defunct visitor information center on Long Wharf Drive got a boost from the Board of Alders.
Continue reading ‘Long Wharf Visitor Center Gets Lease’
by Brian Slattery | Apr 14, 2016 7:15 am
We’re on a patch of sand next to a local highway outside of Lewiston, Idaho. There’s a wonderfully gaudy, yet nearly defunct fireworks stand to the left of us. It’s right before the Fourth of July, but there isn’t a customer in sight.
Nearby, Alice and Connor, two people old enough to be grandparents, are testing some of their supply. It gives off a few sparks, just sputters and fizzles out.
“It makes me want to move to Canada,” Alice says.
Continue reading ‘“Lewiston” Asks The Big Questions’
by Paul Bass | Apr 7, 2016 7:33 am | Comments (7)
New Haven’s whittled-down parks crews are doing their best to keep up with wrappers, cigarette butts, and other litter. But they can’t do it without citizens changing their ways.
Continue reading ‘Parks Chief: We Need YOU To Stop Littering’