A New Haven Boy Meets Big-City Pizza

by Staff | Aug 24, 2017 11:59 am | Comments (17)

Contributed Photo Growing up in New Haven, I came to love and appreciate coal fired brick oven pizza at Sally’s, Modern, and Pepe’s as a major foundation of my city’s food identity.  The pizza is historic, critically acclaimed, but most of all, delicious.  It’s always worth the wait and makes our city stand out amongst the rest.

The white clam pizza at Pepe’s has a perfectly charred and erect crust when you take to the slice away from the pizza pie and fold it in mid air.  When folded, this flavorful crust deliciously bundles up the littleneck clams, garlic, oregano, and grated Pecorino Romano cheese when it enters your mouth.  So fresh, so pure, and so New Haven! 

After high school, I brought my enthusiasm for New Haven pizza into many conversations I had with outsiders in college at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.  I felt they needed to hear the truth, so if they ever wanted to have the best pizza, they knew where to go. 

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Lawyer Bid Blocked For Model 2nd-Chancer

by Nathan J. Robinson | Aug 7, 2017 7:49 am | Comments (26)

(Opinion) Former prisoners do not get much more “rehabilitated” than Reginald Dwayne Betts. In the time since his release in 2005, Betts has published two acclaimed books of poetry and a memoir, earned a college degree with a 4.0, earned an MFA, started a family, held a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard, earned a law degree from Yale, received an NAACP Image Award, given talks at schools, prisons, and conferences around the country, been accepted to a PhD program, worked for the New Haven Public Defender’s Office, and passed the Connecticut Bar Exam.

Yet this past Thursday, Betts was told by the State of Connecticut that he may not have the requisite “character and fitness” to practice law.

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Why I’m Marching

by Sarah Decker | May 22, 2017 10:20 am | Comments (7)

Contributed Photo (Opinion) On Monday morning, I marched in the streets of New Haven with thousands of members of my union and our allies, calling for Yale to begin contract negotiations. Then I put my cap and gown on over my orange union t-shirt, and went to receive my PhD.

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“History Will Judge Yale Harshly”

by Chris Mattei | May 12, 2017 4:48 pm | Comments (10)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Former federal prosecutor Chris Mattei, who’s exploring a run for the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, submitted the following opinion piece:

While news headlines focus on the pitched struggle to resolve our fiscal crisis in Hartford, there is another important clash over the character of Connecticut taking place along the shoreline, at Yale University in New Haven.

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