When The Door Opened

by Michelle Liu | Mar 15, 2018 8:30 am | Comments (5)

Michelle Liu PhotoFor Mayor Toni Harp, the moment the door opened came right after the birth of her first child, while she was sharing a recovery room after at Yale New Haven Hospital with the sister of a woman named Kathy Robinson, who convinced Harp to work on her campaign for Ward 20 alder.

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Monterey Memories

by Brian Slattery | Feb 2, 2018 8:37 am | Comments (4)

Standing in front of a movie screen on Thursday night at ConnCAT in Science Park, filmmaker Frank Mitchell recognized a lot of familiar faces in the small but attentive crowd who had come to see Unsung Heroes, his movie about New Haven’s jazz scene.

“There are folks in the audience who can tell the entire story themselves,” he said.

And soon enough, Allen “Rubbs” Williams, former bartender at the Monterey Club on Dixwell Avenue, would watch a slightly younger version of himself on the screen talk about the history and legacy of New Haven jazz — and offer some insight about how that history might shape the city’s future.

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