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Thousands Turn Out For 2nd Grand Prix

by Brian Slattery | Sep 18, 2016 12:02 am | Comments (6)

Lucy Gellman Photo 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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1,450 Pedal To Fight Cancer

by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 11, 2016 10:00 am

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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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Church Street Becomes “B” Street

by David Sepulveda | Aug 8, 2016 8:09 am

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTOS 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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