by Molly Montgomery | Nov 12, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (5)
Father, we hear the terms ‘One Nation Indivisible,’ and sadly acknowledge how torn and divided we as a nation are becoming. We sense the widening divide between red and blue, between black and white, between haves and have-nots ...
Continue reading ‘A Prayer For The City Amid Harsh Times’
by Paul Bass | Oct 25, 2018 1:52 pm | Comments (4)
Stanley Johnson squatted by a 9,000-pound Norway spruce he’d just hauled to the Green so that 30,000 colored lights can again cast a dreamy glow across the center of town.
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by Staff | Oct 15, 2018 11:26 am | Comments (1)
Peter Schaller of United Way sent in this write-up and these photos:
Despite the cooler temperatures and morning rain, hundreds of hearty volunteers banded together to beautify parks and neighborhoods across seven different sites in New Haven Saturday.
Continue reading ‘Parks Cleaned On “Day Of Caring”’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 10, 2018 1:45 pm | Comments (9)
One day after a judge accused of sexual assault ascended to the nation’s highest court, a local painter unveiled a mural depicting 17 actual and imaginary New Haven women, all standing proud and strong and committed to a more equitable future.
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by Allan Appel | Oct 5, 2018 1:17 pm | Comments (2)
The six friendly goats who have been eating away invasive species in Edgewood Park since May get lots of visitors and daily buckets of fresh drinking water provided by their sponsors, the Friends of Edgewood Park (FOEP), and other neighboring humans.
Apart from that, the animals are fairly self sufficient and probably find humans, as we find them, curious, yet hardly indispensable.
That changed last week when intense rains turned Edgewood Park into a true flood plain, rising so high as to cover most of the knotweed and poison ivy the goats require to live.
When the rains wouldn’t let up, the goats needed humans to rescue them.
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by Allan Appel | Oct 4, 2018 7:10 am | Comments (5)
Artie Natalino and his father before him have been active in sustaining the quality of life in Fair Haven Heights for more than half a century.
That includes helping to organize and sustain the little league headquartered at Fairmont Park, and even personally getting after the decades-long problem of illegal dumpers at Quarry Park Preserve on Russell Street at the top of Grand Avenue.
Natalie is about to get some help, as those two long neglected parks on the east side of the city are poised to get some municipal love.
Continue reading ‘East Side Parks To Get Some Love’
by Allison Park | Sep 22, 2018 9:31 pm | Comments (6)
Hundreds gathered on the New Haven Green Saturday afternoon for an “Extravagant Cookout for the Homeless” that gave adults, children, and families a space to sing and dance while enjoying free access to clothing and food donations.
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by Thomas Breen | Sep 21, 2018 2:52 pm | Comments (35)
Dozens of city residents gathered on the New Haven Green to witness a spectacle that, if only for an hour, seemed to transform the historic park at the middle of Downtown.
But unlike the 100-plus synthetic-marijuana-related poisonings that drew local, state, and national attention to a public health crisis at the city center last month, Friday afternoon’s eye-catching activity at the corner of Church Street and Chapel Street was filled with dancing, music, and joy.
Continue reading ‘Proprietors “Take Back The Green”’
by Thomas Breen | Sep 20, 2018 10:55 am | Comments (7)
The new leaders of the Hill North management team is proud of their neighborhood. And with a rush of new development in the neighborhood in the works, they want visitors and residents alike to know exactly when and where they are stepping foot in the Hill.
Continue reading ‘“Welcome to The Hill North” Signs Pitched’
by Paul Bass | Sep 10, 2018 2:12 pm | Comments (14)
Mayor Toni Harp did something smart, according to the state’s top elected Republican: She listened to him.
Continue reading ‘Fasano Credits Harp—& Fasano’