by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 27, 2016 7:37 am | Comments (14)
Barbara Iannaconne has spent thousands of dollars on renovations to bring 86 William St. to the modern age from 1870 over the last 29 years. Now she worries that if all of Wooster Square becomes “historic,” she’ll have to spend more money — money she doesn’t have.
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by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 24, 2016 7:04 am
Standing in front of hundreds, Marie Apicella carefully tugged on one side of a soft, red curtain. On the other side, Anthony Pisanelli did the same, the two unveiling the statue of Saint Andrew the Apostle, the patron saint of Amalfi, Italy.
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by Allan Appel | May 30, 2016 9:40 am | Comments (1)
A mission to develop New Haven’s rich ethnic history into structured neighborhood “walks” added some new data: Emiddio Cavaliere’s memories of how kindly old Mr. Gitlitz took care of Italian-American kids like him at the original Farnam Neighborhood House, in Wooster Memorial Park.
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by Aliyya Swaby | May 18, 2016 7:28 am
More than half a century after the New Haven Clock Factory closed, the images of long-gone workers on the factory floor and the artists who squatted there after the machines fell silent appeared on the crumbling walls.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 21, 2016 10:04 pm | Comments (12)
In Connecticut campaigning for the Democratic presidential campaign of his wife Hillary, former President Bill Clinton surprised the patrons of Wooster Square’s Original Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana at just after 6 p.m. Thursday.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Apr 21, 2016 4:53 pm | Comments (15)
As transit officials prepare to test a “pop-up” temporary protected bike lane on Olive Street, some neighbors organized against them— while others signed up to help build it.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Apr 15, 2016 5:03 pm | Comments (1)
When the flowers did not bloom in time for the first Cherry Blossom Festival in 1974, “Queen of Wooster Square” Beverly Carbonella wired fake blossoms onto a Yoshino cherry tree for a newspaper photo op.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 15, 2016 12:28 pm | Comments (53)
You might have only a month to pedal on New Haven’s first-ever protected bike lane — or it may become permanent. Either way, you can help build it and then decide if it should remain.
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by Allan Appel | Apr 12, 2016 7:15 am
Without fanfare, the attractive benches have returned to Wooster Square Park, restored, plaqued, spiffy, and bolted into place.
They are there gleaming in the sunlight as if waiting for the hundreds of visitors expected at the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival on April 24 to have comfortable places to rest and take in the history and beauty of one of the city’s most notable settings.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Apr 5, 2016 2:38 pm | Comments (1)
Donald Guest joked that he emerged with “no damaged equipment and no damaged people” after his first day of the season training to drive a street sweeper to clean winter’s gunk from the side of the curb.
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