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by Thomas MacMillan | Nov 20, 2013 8:20 am | Comments (15)
The repair was supposed to take only a year. Now three years into the closure of the State Street bridge, and $20 million in added costs later, the state has announced it won’t finish the job until at least the summer of 2015— prompting one state legislator to offer to try for “disaster relief” for businesses near New Haven’s public-works “money pit.”
by Allan Appel | Nov 8, 2013 8:10 am | Comments (1)
For decades Ann Wiel and her mother would walk by the memorial monument to the neighborhood dead of World War II in tiny Triangle Park at the intersection of Mechanic and Lawrence streets. The name of her uncle, Edward Marino, the first local boy killed, was inscribed there.
Then suddenly three years ago it was gone. Stolen.
Now, as Veterans Day approaches, a replacement monument is back.
by Kendra Baker | Nov 4, 2013 3:51 pm
Long before thrifting became the latest fashion fad, Melissa Gonzales had a passion for vintage clothing.
by Thomas MacMillan | Oct 22, 2013 1:33 pm | Comments (23)
Six months after his plan to revamp the old Star Supply warehouse was squashed, developer Ben Gross has returned with a new partner and a new vision for the crumbling State Street building, this time with fewer apartments, more parking—and neighborhood support.
by Allan Appel | Oct 22, 2013 12:48 pm | Comments (2)
“August” is the name of a new oyster and panini shop slated to open at 3 Edwards St., just in from State.
It’s also the name of Andrew Hotis and his wife Michele’s first child.
by Allan Appel | Sep 25, 2013 1:06 pm | Comments (1)
Mary Lesser planted shoes—and came up with a novel garden.
by Melissa Bailey | Aug 12, 2013 2:39 pm | Comments (17)
Frustrated business owners will have to wait another year until their customers can reach them via the State Street bridge, thanks to yet another delay in a years-long construction project at the Mill River.
by Allan Appel | Jul 25, 2013 11:32 am
Rebecca Lowry grew up around a contractor dad and carpenter brother and others who struggled with wood. She vowed to do something different and became an economist. Ten years passed.
Then one day as she was painting on wood, she cut into it. She hasn’t looked back.
by Brianne Bowen | Jul 17, 2013 10:59 am | Comments (18)
The bone came out first. Then Matt Creason skinned the pork belly and placed it in a brine of salt, sugar, and spices. It lingered there for several days before landing in a frying pan in the kitchen of a new restaurant on State Street.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 8, 2013 1:37 pm | Comments (27)
Briefcase-wielding businessmen beware: A giant baby is on the loose.