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by Thomas MacMillan | Dec 13, 2013 1:08 pm
For decades, Nigerian-born artist Gregory “Krikko” Obbott has captured great American metropolises in pencil, creating hand-drawn cityscapes that could fill entire rooms. Now those finely detailed drawings fill an entire museum of their own—in the great metropolis of New Haven’s Hill neighborhood.
by Gilad Edelman | Dec 13, 2013 12:21 pm
If Ray Kuziel had broken his foot this time last year, he might be spending his days limping around New Haven, waiting for the homeless shelter to open for the night. Or he’d be back in the hospital. Now a new approach to caring for New Haven’s homeless is giving him room to heal.
by Allan Appel | Dec 12, 2013 12:35 pm | Comments (4)
A home-based church in Beaver Hills is ready to expand across town to Trowbridge Square—if it can convince to city to sell it a shuttered youth center for $1 million, then raise big money to renovate the building.
by Allan Appel | Dec 9, 2013 8:43 am
He grew up on Hallock, in Church Street South, then Frank and Rosette streets in the Hill neighborhood; he attended Roberto Clemente School and Lee and Career High. Now 14-year police veteran Tony Reyes is going home as a lieutenant—to take over as the top cop in the neighborhood of his youth, one of a fleet of promoted officers assuming new assignments.
by Melissa Bailey | Dec 5, 2013 12:25 pm | Comments (13)
Fueled by a new vision for remaking the Hill neighborhood near Union Station, Erik Johnson stepped off a DATTCO bus, onto the streets of Philadelphia—and into a scene from New Haven’s potential future.
by Allan Appel | Nov 26, 2013 1:33 pm | Comments (7)
In his three years working at the Columbus Market and Deli, Mohamed Qabbaj (pictured) can barely remember anyone coming in to ask for change to use the pay phone that sits outside his store on the trim triangle between the Kiley Post Office and Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy.
Someone did use it Monday morning. Downtown New Haven became a panicked armed village as a result.
by Thomas MacMillan & Cora Lewis | Nov 25, 2013 12:14 pm | Comments (49)
(Updated 6:11 p.m.: Lockdown lifted.) New Haven’s police chief said late Monday afternoon that it seems likely that an eyewitness may have mistaken a cop for a roaming gunman Monday—sending New Haven into a daylong panic.
by Cora Lewis | Nov 21, 2013 3:33 pm | Comments (24)
Medical researcher Lawrence Hsieh, schooled in Taekwondo, didn’t have time to defend himself when a kid KO’ed him on Church Street in one of six assaults in two days that appear to mimic a violent game hitting the East Coast.
by Thomas MacMillan | Nov 14, 2013 8:18 am | Comments (19)
With unanimous rave reviews in City Hall’s aldermanic chamber, New Haven’s largest-ever proposed downtown development project—a $395 million plan for the vacant New Haven Coliseum site—moved another step closer to reality.
by Thomas MacMillan | Oct 23, 2013 12:41 pm | Comments (2)
On a visit to the Hill Health Center, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy came across the “perfect example” of how Obamacare can save lives and save money: Willie Hill’s colonoscopy.