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They Loaded In Branford, Blessed In New Haven

by Allan Appel | Jun 8, 2015 6:11 am

Mary Johnson PhotoFor more than 50 years — or longer than anyone could remember — the hefty statue of St. Andrew the Apostle was always loaded onto a local boat and taken out to New Haven Harbor. There a priest, riding on the boat with a vial of holy water, individually blessed the passing boats in a maritime caravan for a safe season on the waves.

This year the blessing of the fleet, organized by the St. Andrew Apostle Society, which launches its week-long “festa,” happened differently.

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Food Truck Festival Delights (And Stuffs) The Stomach

by Brian Slattery | May 30, 2015 9:05 pm | Comments (12)

Brian Slattery PhotoI skipped breakfast Saturday for the first of the two days of an inaugural New Haven Food Truck Festival, held all along the Long Wharf waterfront. In anticipation of barbecue, I wore a brown T-shirt to mitigate the damage when I got sauce all over myself while eating ribs. And I brought along Leo, my son and eater-in-crime, to make sure we sampled as much food — and as many rides — as possible.

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