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School “Renamed”; Columbus Piñata Whacked

by Molly Montgomery | Oct 15, 2018 7:38 am | Comments (1)

MOLLY MONTGOMERY PHOTOAfter an afternoon of talking, dancing, and eating in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, New Haven social-justice advocates marched Saturday from Mill Street to the corner of Blatchley and Grand Avenue. Over the stoplight they strung up a Christopher Columbus piñata, and over the Christopher Columbus Family Academy sign they taped a banner that read “Mantowese School,” unofficially rechristening the elementary school after a Quinnipiac tribal chief. 

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Erector Square Artists Change It Up

by Brian Slattery | Oct 8, 2018 7:56 am

Brian Slattery PhotoA big sign at the entrance to Studio I greeted visitors there for City-Wide Open Studios’ Erector Square weekend. “Welcome,” it read. “We invite you to interact with our visual explorations into the topics of change and empaths.” Inside, artists Jennifer Rae and Christine Kane, who share the studio space, chatted with people eager to do just that.

“Talk about change,” Rae joked. “You should have seen the studio last week.”

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Crowd Slams “Revolving Door Policing”

by Allan Appel & Paul Bass | Oct 5, 2018 1:15 pm | Comments (14)

Allan Appel PhotosBrewing citywide frustration over the continual shuffling of top neighborhood cops boiled over in Fair Haven, where elected officials from throughout New Haven joined Fair Haven neighbors in blasting the latest reassignment of a district manager as an example of how “revolving-door policing” is replacing “community policing.”

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Rachel Bernsen Never Stops Moving

by Cara McDonough | Oct 2, 2018 12:09 pm | Comments (2)

Cara McDonough PhotosThe walls of Rachel Bernsen’s studio in Erector Square on Peck Street are bright white, adorned with posters from various artistic events. There are colorful throw pillows stacked in the shelving in one corner. A model skeleton greets visitors upon entering, hinting at this room’s purpose: it’s all about movement.

“A lot of things happen in this space,” Bernsen said.

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“Strong School District” Plan Evolves

by Allan Appel | Oct 1, 2018 3:07 pm | Comments (11)

Convert a funky parking lot into a local market that remains open at night.

How about another coffee shop?

Pick up the trash in the park more regularly.

Turn a long-vacant but historic school building into a model for inclusionary housing. 

And don’t forget to launch that oyster boat business—a a local tourism-oriented vessel that echoes the oystering history of the area that would offer sunset cruises of the river and local historic locales.

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Bysiewicz Seeks Latino Support On Grand Ave.

by Thomas Breen | Sep 21, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (3)

Thomas Breen photosYolanda Guzman made sure that Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Susan Bysiewicz didn’t leave her Grand Avenue bakery without taking a slice of tres leches cake.

In fact, Guzman packed eight slices of the three-milk Mexican dessert bread for the Democratic nominee: one slice for Bysiewicz, and one for each of the seven other local businesspeople, politicos, and campaign supporters who gave the former secretary of the state a walking tour of five different Fair Haven small businesses on Thursday afternoon.

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