by Allan Appel | May 23, 2017 12:15 pm
This dapper and venerable “Old Converse” sneaker practically speaks its own charming welcome, inviting viewers to come look at it. The painting by John Barnes is one of 223 works by 90 artists on view in the fifth edition of “The Art Of Aging,” the annual show organized by the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut at its offices at One Long Wharf Drive.
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by Christopher Peak | May 19, 2017 2:17 pm | Comments (32)
Just over a dozen cyclists took a five-mile spin together on Long Wharf for an inaugural test run on Connecticut’s first protected bike lane.
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by Brian Slattery | May 18, 2017 3:01 pm | Comments (2)
On the way home from seeing The Most Beautiful Room in New York, my wife Steph actually said this: “As a lifelong lover of musicals, I resented this. It is everything that people who hate musicals say they hate about musicals.”
What happens in a good production of a musical when the musical itself isn’t good? Beautiful Room gave us a chance to find out.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 4, 2017 7:59 am | Comments (16)
The state Department of Transportation has again outraged New Haven’s new urbanists, this time with a plan to destroy the Vision Trail.
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by Christopher Peak | May 1, 2017 4:49 pm | Comments (7)
At least 40 New Haven businesses kept their stores bolted all day Monday to demonstrate the contribution that immigrants make to the region’s economy.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 21, 2017 8:02 am | Comments (1)
Crime is down in New Haven, but several high profile clashes among police officers, ordinary residents and protesters have resown seeds of mistrust between officers and the communities they’re sworn to protect.
How can that trust be regained? By not giving up on the community, the police, or the concept of community policing.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 4, 2017 12:48 pm | Comments (6)
Food truck operators will soon officially need to follow new rules when they vend downtown, near the hospital on Cedar Street, and on Long Wharf and Sachem Street.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 10, 2017 8:50 am | Comments (4)
The city came one step closer to realizing a new regulatory framework for monitoring New Haven’s food trucks, carts, and stands thanks to a vote following a three-hour public session at City Hall.
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by Donald Brown | Mar 1, 2017 1:05 pm
With immigration a hot political issue, stories about the ways of life of immigrants become more than sentimental evocations of how newly arrived people managed here in the past. Such family histories, as featured in Meghan Kennedy’s new play Napoli, Brooklyn, at the Long Wharf Theatre through March 12, should make us aware of how diverse are the cultural backgrounds covered by the term “American.” That diversity undermines any right of one ethnicity to lay claim to that term more than another. Almost everyone has ancestors who suffered to get here and to stay here, and the American Dream has seemed to promise that this country would find room for all.
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by Lucile Bruce | Feb 28, 2017 1:07 pm
Katy Rubin had a message for the teachers: “If you feel confused anytime in the next four hours, you’re doing it right.”
“If we want to change things,” she continued, “we first have to recognize that we don’t know. We have to be willing to be confused.”
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