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  • As Deadline Passes, Only 94 Yale New Haven Health Employees Remain Unvaccinated

    Yale New Haven Health required 28,000-odd employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 — and all but 94 heeded the call.

    New Haven Independent
  • Skateboarding Takes Off

    Fourteen-year-old Jaden Lee snapped the tail of his skateboard, slid his foot forward, and jumped all at once. Jaden received those three tips on how to do his first “Ollie” from a visiting U.S. “ambassador” who came to town to spread the word about not just how to skateboard, but why it matters, as New Haven also opened a new park for the faithful.

    New Haven Independent
  • Leng Mum On Mayoral Endorsement

    More than one month after losing to Lauren Garrett in the Democratic primary, Hamden Mayor Curt Leng has remained silent on whom he will endorse to replace him in the town’s top office — and why.

    New Haven Independent
  • 55-Year Union Station Deal Advances

    Alders unanimously advanced a proposed new city-state accord that would provide a 55-year roadmap for the operation and redevelopment of Union Station.

    New Haven Independent
  • A New Day Celebrated At Goffe St. Park

    Napoleon Jenkins jumped from the gleaming bars of the jungle gym, his feet landing on the spongy surface of the Goffe Street Park playground with a soft thud. “It’s pretty good,” said the 8-year-old, grinning, testing out the new surface, one of a host of improvements at the park.

    New Haven Independent
  • Artists Open Doors Wide For "Open Source" Weekend

    It was quieter than in years past, for the obvious Covid-19-related reasons. The hallways of Erector Square weren’t quite so jammed, the conversations were a little more subdued. But still, Citywide Open Studios — part of Artspace’s rebranded Open Source Festival — happened this past weekend: Artists threw open the doors of their studios, and on Saturday and Sunday people moved from spot to spot in Erector Square’s warren-like maze of hallways, visiting old friends, making fresh acquaintances,...

    New Haven Independent
  • Bassist Brings It Home

    The band members stood at a 90-degree angle from the audience at Firehouse 12, facing stage right. Bassist Dezron Douglas held a clave, and played a simple, piercing rhythm that was a call to attention to the audience. Everyone fell silent. Douglas continued with the rhythm. Nazir Ebo picked it up on drums. Douglas then moved to his bass. George Burton sat at the piano. Lummie Spann took up his alto saxophone, and they began.

    New Haven Independent
  • Long Wharf Returns With "Chinese Lady"

    On the bare stage of Long Wharf Theatre is one of those huge packing crates used for shipping props or sets. A man comes out of the shadows and pushes it further back, then opens its doors to reveal a theatrical space with a curtain and graceful designs on the wings. If you’re a regular theater-goer who hasn’t been in a theater since the Covid-19 lockdown began — and certainly not at Long Wharf Theatre’s stage at Sargent Drive, which has been closed since the spring of 2020 — that simple act of...

    New Haven Independent
  • Man, 30, Shot Dead In Parking Lot

    Melvin Stanley was shot dead Sunday in a parking lot — more than six years after he had been shot in the face and survived. The fatal shooting occurred in the lot of the Presidential Gardens housing complex at 160 Hazel St. shortly before 4 p.m.

    New Haven Independent
  • Biden Makes Weird Comment About Kids and Gets Heckled in Connecticut

    Biden proves to be a unifier

    redstate.com
  • Reprieve Tests Eviction-Prevention Effort

    A judge ruled that a Hill family can stay in their rented home for another month — as they try to avoid falling through the cracks of a state Covid-era program designed to help people like them avoid eviction.

    New Haven Independent
  • Bella Vista Blackout Displaces 200 Tenants

    Alice Selbe had just gotten home from visiting her daughter when, feeling a little warm, she tried to turn on the air conditioner in her 10th-floor apartment. Nothing doing. She walked over to her kitchen to try a different outlet. Still nothing. Come to think of it, all of the lights in her apartment were now off. And the refrigerator had stopped humming

    New Haven Independent
  • Gym Bans Toddler Over "Black Lives" Shirt

    A toddler was barred from a gym preschool program for wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt — leading roughly 50 adults and kids to return two days later in protest. All wearing shirts with the same message.

    New Haven Independent
  • Chamber Names Howard K. Hill New Board Chair

    The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce honored three local movers and shakers at its annual meeting and business leadership awards event: Howard K. Hill, Carlton Highsmith, and Heather LaTorra.

    New Haven Independent
  • Fiscal Watchdog: Novocaine Is Wearing Off

    Keith Phaneuf follows the money. And all roads lead back to Connecticut’s financial capacity.

    New Haven Independent
  • In The Heights, 3 Candidates = 3 Opinions

    Fair Haven Heights voters have more choices than anyone else in town in this year’s general election: Three different candidates are seeking their support for alder in the Nov. 2 election, and they offer three mixes of positions on issues ranging from health care to policing.

    New Haven Independent
  • Jake Blount, Moon Shells Reach Into History At Cafe Nine Fiddle-Music Show

    Fiddle music filled the “musician’s living room” Thursday night as two acts took to the Cafe Nine stage to offer an evening full of love, joy, and veneration.

    New Haven Independent
  • Woman, 56, Dies In Fire

    A 56-year-old woman lost her life in a fire in Hamden Thursday night.

    New Haven Independent
  • The Rise Of Toad's Place: How Hip Capitalism Redefined The Mainstream

    Toad’s Place outlasted decades’ worth of music-club competitors in New Haven. It also outmaneuvered Yale — and pivoted and mastered digital marketing while competitors were still addicted to print advertising. A new book offers a look at how that happened.

    New Haven Independent
  • Mayoral Debate Scheduled; Got A Question For The Candidates?

    New Haven mayoral candidates Justin Elicker and John Carlson are set to square off in a debate this coming Tuesday night.

    New Haven Independent
  • Landlord Cites Communication Breakdowns

    If the letter had reached us, we would have responded. If tenants agreed to meet up with us, we woud have made repairs sooner. A prominent city landlord offered those explanations for why his company has run afoul of city inspectors.

    New Haven Independent
  • Garrett Outraises Gambardella $15K-$13K In Q3

    Democratic mayoral candidate Lauren Garrett outraised Republican opponent Ron Gambardella by two to one over the past three months, based on individual monetary contributions, while Gambardella narrowed the gap with a party contribution.

    New Haven Independent
  • SWAT Call Ends Peacefully

    A domestic violence call led to an armed man barricaded inside his house — then surrendering without conflict.

    New Haven Independent
  • New Center Leads Into The Mystic

    Unable to find a convenient or affordable cave? Are the crazy schedules, noise, and constant challenges of New Haven life playing havoc with your quest for solitude and purpose? Don’t fear. Albertus Magnus College’s new Meister Eckhart Center just may have a solution for you: Learn how to be an “urban mystic.” You might start by having pizza with one.

    New Haven Independent