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Long Wharf Makes Room

by Brian Slattery | Oct 1, 2018 11:59 am

There’s a moment in Jen Silverman’s The Roommate when Sharon, a woman in her fifties putting her life together after a divorce, and Robyn, her new housemate, have already gotten to know each other a bit. They know about each others’ kids. Robyn knows about Sharon’s dissatisfaction with her marriage. Sharon knows Robyn knows how to grow weed. They’ve even shared a joint together. But then Sharon discovers that she doesn’t know the half of what’s going on with Robyn, and she’s scared by what she finds. She’s not sure she even knows Robyn’s real name anymore.

“But what were you born as?” Sharon asks her. And Robyn answers: “I was born as a malleable, changeable template.”

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Crash Into A Kid? Still No Crime

by Paul Bass | Aug 24, 2018 12:37 pm | Comments (52)

Thomas Breen PhotoOut on Howard Avenue, 3-year-old Jameson Jones was vulnerable. A driver drove right into him. Sent him to the hospital. Could have killed him.

But according to the New Haven police interpretation of state law, Jones was not a “vulnerable user.” The driver, who admitted not watching the road, left the scene with a ticket for failing to grant the right of way to a pedestrian.

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Long Wharf And IRIS Make A Unicorn

by Brian Slattery | Jun 5, 2018 2:51 pm

Elizabeth Nearing PhotoAzhar Ahmed fled the war in Sudan in 2004. For a decade she lived with her husband in Cairo, working as a teacher and applying for refugee status in the United States. In June 2015 she and her husband finally arrived in New Haven. Her son was born six months ago, in a friend’s house.

“You have to start from the beginning,” she said, of her experience of arriving in the United States.

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