So Long, “Asphalt City”

by Thomas Breen | Sep 7, 2018 12:10 pm

Thomas Breen photoAs hot, humid sunlight poured in, skaters whirred across the old asphalt and new concrete. They pivoted atop the quarter pipe and hopped over the lower ramps and obstacles. Some wrapped their T-shirts around their foreheads to protect their eyes from the sun. Almost everyone sported ornate tattoos up and down their arms, legs, and backs.

This sometimes skeptical crowd had nothing but props to offer for the now-completed renovation of the Edgewood Skate Park, which will be celebrated with a formal dedication Sunday.

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Ricardo Jr. Watches The Right-Hand Dribble

by Allan Appel | Aug 6, 2018 7:07 am

Out in the street in front of City Hall, the taller 9-year-old Buccaneers of East Hartford were dominating New Haven/Hamden’s 8-year-old Three Kings with only five minutes left in their 15-minute duel.

Then Three Kings coach (and 1990s Hillhouse High School basketball great ) Ricardo Harris noticed that the Buccaneer guarding his son could dribble only with his right hand.

Had his son noticed this? He took Ricardo Harris, Jr. momentarily out of the game for a courtside chat that might give the team the edge they needed.

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