by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2019 7:51 am | Comments (5)
A serial rapist was preying on prostitutes on New Haven’s west end. The cops couldn’t get any leads on him. Until one of his alleged victims turned on her new phone — and saw her attacker’s face pop up in her Google Cloud photos.
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by Lt. Rose Dell | Feb 18, 2019 7:32 am
Two pit bulls got away. So did a driver who waved a gun at a traffic & parking employee. And a snow shoveler who swiped some DVDs and some cigs.
But police did track down two men who left the scene of a car collision. And got two different stories.
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by Brian Slattery | Feb 18, 2019 7:30 am
It’s a split-second full of energy, caught with the click of a camera — two zebras running at a full gallop, the first one right behind the second, hot on its tail. The zebra giving chase extends its neck, opens its mouth, and bares its teeth, as if to bite.
We don’t know the context. How long did the chase last? Did the bite actually happen? What was the cause? What we do know is both that it’s a far cry from the static portraits of zebras we’ve seen a million times over, or from zebras the vast majority of us see only in zoos, grazing, docile, tails switching. These zebras are doing something else entirely, and photographers Penrhyn and Rod Cook of PenRod Studio are showing us their lives — lives that are in danger.
Continue reading ‘“Vanishing” Offers Last Chance To See’
by Sam Carlson | Feb 13, 2019 12:16 pm
“Snails taste with their eyes,” explained artist Martha Savage, who with fellow artist Molly Gambardella created Snail Market at West River Arts on Whalley Avenue in Westville.
Looking around the room, Savage’s metaphor seemed fitting. Every inch was filled with pieces of art and design — most of which were for sale.
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by Lt. Rose Dell | Feb 11, 2019 7:41 am | Comments (4)
With the help of a quick-acting almost-victim, police caught a 34-year-old man at the corner of West Elm Street and Alden Avenue with a “a reusable shopping bag filled with stolen packages” from people’s porches.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 11, 2019 7:39 am | Comments (3)
The Westville arts scene grew a little bigger with the opening of Chapel Haven’s new UARTS program and store in the heart of the village Friday afternoon.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 8, 2019 12:38 am | Comments (2)
Women of the Elm City have a new haven where they can take off their superwomen capes and draw from a “well” that aims to restore them to fight another day.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 5, 2019 12:31 pm | Comments (3)
Police Detective Rosalee Reid told of one scammer who tried to to entice her to give up her personal information so he could attempt to drain her bank account by promising her she’d “won” $750,000 and a white Mercedes Benz.
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by Brian Slattery | Feb 4, 2019 12:13 pm
At first glance, maybe it looks like a simple painting made on a textured canvas with a broad brush and a confident hand. Maybe that hand has captured a distant mountain and its foothills, giving birth to a meandering river.
But they’re really just tar-filled cracks in street pavement. And that’s part of the point of “2018,” photographer Keith Johnson’s exhibition of recent work, now running at Kehler Liddell Gallery in Westville until Feb. 10.
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by Lt. Rose Dell | Feb 4, 2019 7:33 am
Officer Yonick Crawford caught a thief trying to make off with two 30-packs of Budweiser from the Amity Stop & Shop. Thieves at other west side locations had better luck escaping with a 55-inch TV and a Pee Wee Herman doll.
Continue reading ‘This Bud Wasn’t For You’