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Amalfitani Hit The Streets

by Allan Appel | Jun 22, 2018 10:49 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoSome came for the memories and to see old friends.

Others came to introduce a fourth and even fifth generation of local Italian-Americans to enduring traditions.

Almost everyone came to taste the sausage and peppers, the pasta e fagioli, and the fried mozzarella

Yet others come to plumb the mysteries of the secret sauce.

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Trailblazers And Ceiling-Breakers Hailed At HSC Graduation

by Allan Appel | Jun 20, 2018 8:07 am

Allan Appel PhotoFour years ago Paola Morales came to New Haven from Colombia. The only English she knew was “yes” and “no” and friends communicated with her –  or tried to –  through Google Translator.

She persevered with language and more, and finished High School in the Community (HSC) a year early. She has already completed a semester of courses at the University of New Haven.

She was back Tuesday evening, wearing a white gown, and a broad smile of pride as the valedictorian of the 2018 graduating class of HSC

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