by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 27, 2015 2:00 pm
Gary Smikle pulled 13-year-old Sharmaine Donaldson out of the lineup. He swiped a punching mitt at her. Donaldson stepped back, but she never took her eyes off of him. She didn’t blink. She didn’t lose her fighting stance. She did not flinch or close her eyes.
by Brian Slattery | Feb 6, 2015 8:30 am
“Thank you all for showing up,” said Joel Tolman, Common Ground High School’s director of impact and engagement, welcoming guests to the launch party on Wednesday evening for New Haven’s 2015 Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride, to be held on Apr. 25. “You are what this event is really about.”
This could sound like a platitude, but in the case of the Earth Day ride, it’s true. An all-volunteer effort — its main organizers meet once a month over chili — the Earth Day ride comes about from the work of over 25 organizations, with support from city and state government, to raise money for local environmental work and celebrate New Haven’s green spaces, the city itself, and its citizens.
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 2, 2015 8:34 am | Comments (1)
John McGowan said he wasn’t particularly interested in the outcome of the match-up between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. At least not at first.
by Allan Appel | Feb 1, 2015 2:01 pm | Comments (2)
Jose García orchestrated 300 individual chicken wings bubbling away in the seven-basket fryolator for 15 minutes. He gave each basket ten deft shakes a minute so the vegetable oil parboiled them evenly. Then out they went to the refrigerated truck in the parking lot to await saucing.
They joined what in the end will be — count ‘em — 25,000 individual wings, 360 pounds of cut celery, and 17 five-gallon buckets of Buffalo wing sauce, which will fill about 1,000 Super Bowl orders at Archie Moore’s between 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Asked if he could reveal what’s in the wing sauce, longtime manager Jim Wooley thought deeply and then replied, “No.”
by Paul Bass | Feb 1, 2015 2:00 pm | Comments (4)
Mike Carter doesn’t pick sides in football. But he does have a prediction for Super Bowl Sunday.
by Allan Appel | Jan 14, 2015 1:45 pm
Undefeated New Haven fighter Jimmy “Quiet Storm” Williams had not even stepped into the ring. The junior middleweight bout was four days away. But a huge amount of heart was already on display.
That heart belonged to Williams’s coach, Brian Clark, who was by his side not two hours after checking himself out of Yale-New Haven Hospital after open heart surgery.
by Staff | Jan 7, 2015 3:00 pm | Comments (4)
The YMCA has opened a second downtown New Haven branch at the 900 Chapel St. office/apartment building across from the Green.
by David Sepulveda | Dec 23, 2014 2:48 pm | Comments (3)
For 73-year-old Julie Lockhart, Sunday’s Cyclocross race held at Edgewood Park was just another ride in the park.
by Staff | Nov 5, 2014 3:16 pm
LEAP is back with swim classes for children ages 5 to 13. The classes start next week at the LEAP Community Center pool at 31 Jefferson St. Classes are twice a week: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, with the option for a 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. start time. The 10-class session costs $100.
by Staff | Oct 16, 2014 2:54 pm | Comments (1)
A New Haven student was scouted to play football in a national competition in South Carolina in January—and he’s only 9 years old.