Allison Hadley | Mar 18, 2019 7:35 am St. Patrick’s Day evening, East Rock’s mActivity saw another installment of Fernando Pinto’s wide-ranging and ever acoustically minded East Rock Concert Series, this evening featuring a double billing of New Haven’s VIDEO Goodnight Blue Moon and Ithaca, N.Y.‘s Richie and Rosie, that is, Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton. Continue reading ‘Musicians Connect With Tradition’
Markeshia Ricks | Mar 7, 2019 6:48 pm | Comments (7)
When a reporter for the East Rock Record asked Mayor Toni Harp her thoughts on the anti-vaxxer movement, he got more than a policy answer — he learned about her own childhood, when she battled polio. Continue reading ‘Harp Goes On The (East Rock) Record’
Brian Slattery | Mar 4, 2019 3:18 pm | Comments (2)
Ducks drifting in the current below the dam. Photographers out with their cameras. Joggers in bright orange jackets.
Even in winter after a snowstorm, East Rock Monday remained as much a part of the fabric of the city as ever.
Continue reading ‘Snowbound, East Rock Shines’
Brian Slattery | Mar 1, 2019 8:26 am | Comments (1)
It’s another Sunday in church, which means another day for the nuns to rip it up.
The pews fill in front and around them as the musicians start up the beat. The nuns burst into song and dance, habits billowing. The smiles on their faces are radiant.
And then, just for a moment, they leave the ground and take flight.
Continue reading ‘Wilbur Cross Keeps The Faith’
Allan Appel | Feb 27, 2019 6:02 pm | Comments (1)
Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow from their sidewalk in front of their houses within 24 hours. If not, they are liable to be ticketed — although the city has precious few staffers to notify violators and to enforce.
What about fallen branches? Who’s responsible to clean those up, especially if they’re too large for an individual homeowner to handle?
Continue reading ‘Clear That Snow —& Those Branches’
Allan Appel | Feb 27, 2019 8:44 am | Comments (13)
Would a Yale School of Management student have been struck last week by a vehicle near the intersection of Lincoln and Pearl streets if the speed limit were below 25 miles per hour?
That question was more than academic when neighbors described it this week, because the state is considering a bill to allow cities to drop limits below that 25 mile-per-hour threshold.
Continue reading ‘East Rock Wants State To Allow Lower Speed Limits’
Thomas Breen | Feb 26, 2019 5:08 pm | Comments (6)
The City Plan Commission has signed off on Yale’s proposed renovation of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, paving the way for significantly more exhibition space, bus parking, and pedestrian connections to Yale’s Science Hill.
The new design doesn’t include a cafeteria, so visitors made hungry by the insects and dinosaurs on display will still have to find lunch elsewhere — to the disappointment of some commissioners.
Continue reading ‘Peabody Plans Progress’
Allan Appel | Feb 26, 2019 3:19 pm | Comments (6)
Having a legal background is a lot less important than a commitment to serve — and show up at meetings. Continue reading ‘Top CRB Qualification: Showing Up’
Thomas Breen | Feb 22, 2019 2:00 pm | Comments (7)
The cafe owners and managers taking over the shuttered East Rock Pharmacy are promising not only more coffee and baked goods for the neighborhood, but also fewer parking headaches for the cafe’s immediate neighbors. Continue reading ‘Parking Peace Promised’
Thomas Breen | Feb 21, 2019 6:05 pm | Comments (37)
What’s more important: Housing density or neighborhood character?
Zoning commissioners had to decide between the two in an East Rock test case of where and how and how best to encourage the creation of more housing.
Continue reading ‘East Rockers Pan “Overdensification”’