by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 19, 2016 12:46 pm | Comments (2)
Two New Haven Fire Department teams won top prizes in 2016’s 50-yard “Bed Race” on Church Street in front of City Hall Sunday.
The annual race requires groups to decorate beds within specific regulations and race them in brackets in front of City Hall. The $300 entrance fee per team goes to the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
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by Brian Slattery | Sep 18, 2016 12:02 am | Comments (6)
Thousands turned out to watch hundreds of cyclists race in the second annual New Haven Grand Prix, on a course that began at the intersection of Chapel and College, took a right onto High Street and shot up to Elm, then headed back toward the Green to Temple Street, to return to Chapel Street.
Three races — for juniors, semi-pros, and pros — anchored the evening from 5:45 Friday until after dark, as cyclists whipped around the multiple-lap criterion course.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 11, 2016 10:00 am
As riders cleared the last few feet of the sixth “Closer to Free Ride” to fight cancer, Beth Frayne was one of the first faces to greet them. She made sure her turquoise pom-pom and small cowbell were at the ready.
Whether they rode 10 miles or 100 miles, she was there to yell: “Congratulations! You made it.”
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by Michelle Liu | Sep 8, 2016 12:17 pm | Comments (3)
Two of New Haven’s most-beloved traditions — bikes and pizza — will converge in New Haven’s second annual Grand Prix cycling races next week.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 5, 2016 5:21 pm
The action at Water Station No. 11, at about the tenth mile of the Faxon Law New Haven Road Race, began at around 8:15 Labor Day morning as it has for decades— with Julia and Bill Moore’s famous Texas-style grits. Except by now 200 neighbors knew to show up.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 2, 2016 12:13 pm | Comments (1)
When New Haven hosts its 39th annual 20K Labor Day Race Monday, Charles Matassa will be at the starting line — as he has since the jam-packed event began. He’ll have company in the form of fellow “Streakers” who help each complete the race, even if they’re in a wheelchair.
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by Staff | Sep 2, 2016 12:02 am
Athletes from New Haven Age Group Track Club recently competed at the USA Track and Field Jr. Olympics in Sacramento, Calif. and brought home some impressive medals.
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by Staff | Aug 30, 2016 12:06 pm
Anne Tubis doesn’t miss much.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 22, 2016 8:33 am | Comments (13)
Weeks before Hillhouse plays its first football game at its the new $16.4 million Bowen Field, Howard Boyd and some Hillhouse parents aren’t celebrating.
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by David Sepulveda | Aug 8, 2016 8:09 am
Church Street became B-street, as in Basketball, as City Hall and New Haven’s Department of Youth Services played host to a two-day, tri-city tournament aptly titled Hoop it Up.
With a section of Church Street cordoned off between Chapel and Elm, 12 temporary basketball courts hosted dozens of 3-on-3 teams from Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven, as well as a number of out-of-state competitors.
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