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City Hits Liquor Limit; Patil Wins, Patel Loses

by Aliyya Swaby | May 22, 2015 1:09 pm | Comments (2)

Aliyya Swaby Photo The state rejected Roshan Patel’s efforts to sell booze in the Annex neighborhood, not because of all the complaints from neighbors—but because New Haven had reached a little-known state-calculated limit for the number of liquor stores allowed within its boundaries.

Meanwhile, across town, a Westville Village landlord who beat Patel out for the last permit (by one day) has since seen her own plans dashed, and may end up opening her liquor store instead ... over in the Annex.

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Whatddaya Mean ‘No Parking’?

by Paul Bass | May 15, 2015 2:14 pm | Comments (24)

Paul Bass Photo Seeing a white Highlander SUV blocking an Orange Street bike lane, Stephen Saladino hit the brakes. He dismounted his city-issued Fuji and whipped out his Zebra-brand ticketing device, which caught the attention of a man on the sidewalk.

“I own the store here!” the man announced. “My customers can’t park here?”

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Hindu Rites Help Murdered Clerk To Moksha

by Aliyya Swaby | Apr 17, 2015 2:10 pm | Comments (3)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Bhavana Chavada wore flowing red garments to her husband’s funeral instead of a traditional white sari, not yet ready to let him pass to the afterlife.

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Murder Scene Video Released

by Staff | Apr 8, 2015 2:59 pm | Comments (1)

Police Wednesday afternoon released a partial surveillance video of the scene Monday night at the Pay Rite Food Mart at the Citgo gas station on Forbes Avenue, when two masked men shot dead a cashier named Sanjay Patel. Click above to watch it. (Updated at 4:33 p.m.: This is a longer version than the one originally posted today; this version shows the gunmen leaving the store.)

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Murdered Clerk’s Widow Expecting 1st Child

by Paul Bass | Apr 7, 2015 4:03 pm | Comments (18)

Paul Bass Photo Facebook A year after she survived a fire, Bhavana Chavada once again has found herself surrounded by friends—this time as a survivor of homicide.

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Food Mart Clerk Shot Dead

by Staff | Apr 6, 2015 8:54 pm | Comments (2)

Someone shot a clerk to death in the Annex Monday night.

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Tuesday With A Townshend

by Staff | Mar 12, 2015 1:53 pm | Comments (2)

Contributed Photo Second through sixth-graders at Nathan Hale School interviewed 93-year-old local historian Doris Townshend for their school newspaper, The Patriot Times. Following is the story they published

It’s a cold, Tuesday night and Mrs. Townshend (also known as Doris or Deb), warmly greets us at the giant front door.

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Libra Cafe Wins Later Hours

by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 11, 2015 8:18 am | Comments (10)

Aliyya Swaby Photo An Annex restaurant received unanimous approval from zoning to extend its weekend hours until 1 a.m.—after fierce community debate.

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Oil Spill Near Harbor Contained

by Staff | Feb 18, 2015 1:06 pm

Contributed photo Fire crews contained an oil spill near New Haven Harbor to no more than 1,000 gallons Monday at Stiles and Fulton streets.

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Annex Neighbors Win One Liquor Fight

by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 11, 2015 1:08 pm | Comments (2)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Annex neighbors have successfully shut down one of two business owners’ requests to sell alcohol on Farren Avenue.

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