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Marycare Founder Passes; Mission Moves Forward

by David Sepulveda | Apr 14, 2017 8:01 am | Comments (1)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO When Anne Bates, founder and president of the New Haven based nonprofit Marycare, passed away in December, her shared vision to develop a health center for the underserved people of Ejemekwuru, Nigeria, an unofficial sister “village” embraced by many Westville Village residents, had been realized.

But the hard work of staffing and maintaining the clinic had just begun.

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Money Wins Out Over Sleep In Zoning Votes

by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 13, 2017 3:05 pm | Comments (6)

Markeshia Ricks Photo How late should restaurants with bars be allowed to stay open? What should matter more in the decision — the bar’s need to make money, or nearby residents needing sleep?

The Board of Zoning Appeal considered those questions, then decided to allow two proposed restaurant/bars on different sides of town to serve alcohol and provide a reduced amount of parking.

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At Elm City Dance Collective, You Meet You

by Lucy Gellman | Mar 30, 2017 12:02 pm

Lucy Gellman Photo Lindsey Bauer — or maybe it was some version of her former self, or maybe someone else — strode toward a cluster of dancers. She stepped forward. Stepped back. Stepped forward. Kellie Ann Lynch held up a hand and looked at the group, breaking a building tension.

“Do we need a little more up, down?” she asked, her arms swinging as she spoke. Bauer nodded as if to say, yeah, let’s try that. A moment later, she was pushing violently against members of the group — and then she was airborne. 

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