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Release The Herring!

by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 17, 2014 1:00 pm | Comments (6)

Thomas MacMillan Photo A dam built in the 1770s, a relic from a bygone age of industry, lies behind a Walgreens on Whalley Avenue—but not for much longer.

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Angela Russell Resigns

by Staff | Apr 8, 2014 12:18 pm | Comments (11)

Cora Lewis Photo (Updated 1:48 p.m. with Russell comment.) Queue up yet another special election: Angela Russell has resigned from the Board of Alders.

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“Ponics” Lab Sprouts In Westville

by David Sepulveda | Mar 26, 2014 3:36 pm | Comments (6)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Project Storefront’s quest to seed new businesses throughout New Haven took another step forward with the launch of Urban SEED [ ] Ponics Lab, a start-up business whose mission, in part, will be to grow green plants—and green ideas.

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Cigar Sign Yields To New Outdoor Gallery Space

by David Sepulveda | Mar 24, 2014 12:11 pm | Comments (15)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO What’s black and white and “red” all over?

The answer to that old joke used to be “newspapers.” 

Today, the question could easily refer to a new billboard-sized art banner at a Fountain Street storefront in Westville center.

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Beloved Preschool Scrambles For New Home

by David Sepulveda | Mar 20, 2014 12:21 pm | Comments (3)

David Sepulveda Photo For more than four decades, kids have built lifelong friendships at Westville Community Nursery School, and in some cases returned as adults with their own children. The current roster of 35 children will be the last “class” at the celebrated school behind a picturesque church and steeple on Harrison Street.

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Driver’s Fine; Pole’s Not

by Paul Bass | Mar 17, 2014 12:04 pm | Comments (5)

Paul Bass Photo Anotonio Lopez was out in the frigid air on Central Avenue Monday morning extricating a Toyota Avalon from a pole—and watching his step.

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Read What The Jogger Called In

by Paul Bass | Mar 13, 2014 4:35 pm | Comments (23)

Paul Bass Photo Police escorted a man out of Edgewood Park last weekend after a jogger 911 called to report that the man had concealed his face and pressed himself up against a hidden wall under a bridge where crimes have taken place. The episode sparked a wide-ranging discussion of policing and race in this Independent thread. Following is a transcript of the 911 call. (Click here for the original story.)

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Jogger Wondered Whether To Call The Cops

by Paul Bass | Mar 11, 2014 4:14 pm | Comments (93)

Paul Bass Photo The man lurking under the bridge pressed his body up against a concrete wall.

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Speaker Decries Rise Of Europe’s Anti-Semitic Right

by Leonard J. Honeyman | Mar 11, 2014 1:38 pm

Leonard J. Honeyman of Congregation Bikur Cholim Sheveth Achim on Marvel Road sent in this write-up about an event there this past Sunday:

The resurgence of right-wing parties and their anti-Semitic words and actions in Europe in general, and Hungary in particular, is looking more and more like the events in the years before and during the Holocaust.

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Another Tuesday, Another Election

by Staff | Mar 3, 2014 5:52 pm | Comments (4)

Voters return to the polls Tuesday for—what else?—another New Haven election, this one for seats on the Democratic Town Committee.

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Illegal Dumping
Apr 14, 2014 9:40 am
Address: 1655-1799 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 6

Construction debris - one large cabinet dismantled (3 or 4 pieces about 3 ft X 8...

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Tree Trimming
Apr 14, 2014 9:35 am
Address: 257 Quinnipiac Avenue New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 1

Off of Barnes Avenue take a right onto Quinnipiac Avenue, tree is located on the...

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