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  • Rejected Produce Rescued To Feed Hungry

    It’s a Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Suzanne Hudd backs her Honda HRV into the loading dock at ShopRite in Hamden Plaza. The metal door opens, and she is met with a pile of boxes containing slightly bruised apples, malformed carrots and other produce. The various vegetables and fruits are edible, but not wanted by shoppers. With the help of produce manager Kenneth Lynch, Hudd packs the 25 boxes into her Honda and brings it to people who don’t care whether an onion isn’t in season or if an avocado is too...

    New Haven Independent
  • Pro-Charter Billionaire Gives Yale SOM $100M To Train Public School Leaders

    A Los Angeles billionaire known for his promotion of charter schools has set up Yale’s School of Management (SOM) to “reimagine” how America’s public schools are run.

    New Haven Independent
  • Wine Merchant Toasts Bridge-Closing Delay

    The original plan was for the Grand Avenue Bridge to close as early as this fall to begin 18 months of renovations.. That would have killed a big part of the holiday business for Ben Tortora, Fair Haven’s only wine merchant, who runs Grand Vin right by the bridge. Now the start of construction has been pushed back past Christmas — and Tortora is driving back and forth across the bridge to make the personal deliveries at the heart of his business’s success.

    New Haven Independent
  • Bee, Student Debt, Video Entrepreneurs Pitch

    A host of New Haven businesses — from beekeeping to cooking classes for children, digital content creation, student loan debt relief, individualized skin care, and skateboarding — launched Wednesday night from the stage of The State House with pitches to potential funders.

    New Haven Independent
  • Missing Toddler's Father Arrested

    The search for a missing 1-year-old girl from Ansonia continued Thursday as the girl’s father was held in jail in New Haven after an arrest on weapons charges. The arrest was made after Ansonia police served a search and seizure warrant on the man’s residence in New Haven’s Fair Haven Heights neighborhood. Police conducted the New Haven search in connection to “an ongoing Ansonia homicide investigation,” according to an incident report written by New Haven Detective Elizabeth White. The Ansonia...

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  • Principal's Alleged Misconduct Kept Secret

    For seven months, an elementary-school principal was under investigation for allegedly failing to report a teacher’s abuse of a kindergartener and for bullying staff members who eventually went to his superiors. After all that time, the school district now refuses to say what it found.

    New Haven Independent
  • Long Wharf Stages A "Pride" To Be Proud Of

    There is a point, at one of the dramatic peaks in the story of Pride and Prejudice, when Lizzie Bennet (Aneisa J. Hicks) is staring down the man who is either her nemesis or partner for life, Mr. Darcy (Biko Eisen-Martin). The sparring they’ve been doing has gotten about as intense as it can. The verbal gloves are coming off, and the illusions are all being stripped away. It’s then that Hicks’s take on the iconic character comes into full bloom. She’s one of the most famous characters in...

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  • Standing Rock Supporters Tip Hat To Harp

    Mayor Toni Harp moved city accounts to a new bank — and earned plaudits from social-justice activists.

    New Haven Independent
  • Mayor "Kendra" Urges Kids To Open Up

    (Natalie Judd submitted the following article.) Mayor Harp visited a first-grade class at Strong Elementary School Wednesday, playing the role of “Miss Kendra for the students.” The mayor recitedMiss Kendra’s list with the students, and read them letters from Miss Kendra that respond to some of the worries they have shared in their letters to Miss Kendra about family, gunshots, fire drills, and their celebrations about awards and their love of school activities.

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  • Hamden Council Picks 5 Women, 1 Man As Leaders

    At its inaugural meeting, Hamden’s first majority-female Legislative Council chose a leadership team of five experienced women and one man to lead the body through the 2019-2021 term.

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    (Opinion) New Haven’s contingent of the U.S. Climate Strike is this Friday, Dec. 6, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at City Hall. Will you join me and the rest of the climate justice movement to show your support for action on the climate emergency?

    New Haven Independent
  • Amber Alert issued in Connecticut for missing 1-year-old after a woman was killed inside her home

    The investigation began Monday, when police conducting a welfare check found the body of a woman in the Connecticut home Venessa shared with her mother.

    Newsweek
  • Fire Displaces 16; Couple "Lost Everything"

    Lisa Rivera was making a caramel cappuccino for her wife in their third-floor Grand Avenue apartment when she heard a loud beep. She didn’t pay it any mind. The alarm sounded again just a few seconds later. This time she left her kitchen, walked towards her living room, and saw flames bursting through the window from her front fire escape-turned-porch.

    New Haven Independent
  • Davis Street, South African Students Collaborate On Civil Rights History

    The following article and photos came in from Davis Waltrina Kirkland-Mullins’ third grade students from the Davis Academy for Arts and Design Innovation let their academic light shine at the Harvard University Center for African Studies Association forum recently held in Cambridge, Mass.

    New Haven Independent
  • Historic-Home Restorer Hangs In

    Scott Healy never wanted to be an absentee landlord. But nearly four years after a burst water pipe wreaked havoc on his historic Dwight Street home, the building’s still empty and uninhabitable, with hundreds of thousands of dollars of repairs still to go. He’s determined to restore it, and keep it in the right hands.

    New Haven Independent
  • Neighbors Take On Route 80 Mess

    When you’re on a pedestiran-unfriendly state road conducive to car-flung litter and dominated by two out-of-town big-box chains,  creating a special services district (SSD) to keep the district safe and clean is a heavy lift. Quinnipiac Meadows neighbors took up the challenge.

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  • I-95/91 Access Shifted For Winter

    Starting Wednesday, getting on and off the highway from downtown New Haven will require a few new moves this winter.

    New Haven Independent
  • Brian Ember Ignites "The New Chasity"

    Producer Bill Readey sat at the sound board in his recording studio, the movie The Dark Crystal playing muted on the television overhead. He turned to singer, songwriter, and musician Brian Robinson and said, “Do you wanna get weird and rip some paper?” “Why not?” Robinson said. After searching and finding an empty box of beer, Readey recorded Robinson ripping the box numerous times. This was followed by the two leaving the studio for the larger empty area at the end of the hallway just outside...

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    Police are investigating a potential homicide.

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  • Charters Consider Consolidation

    Achievement First is looking at combining two charter schools into one building to free up hundreds of thousands of dollars from its donor-reliant budget.

    New Haven Independent
  • New Haven Nonprofit "Harvests" QU's Leftovers

    Haven’s Harvest Executive Director Lori Martin watched Tuesday as volunteers picked up four large trays of left-over Quinnipiac dining hall Monday dinner to carry them away to more needy stomachs.

    New Haven Independent
  • Architect Crew Revisits Newhallville

    The Yale School of Architecture and Columbus House plan to transform a city-owned vacant lot and an adjacent trash-filled parcel in Newhallville into a new owner-occupied house and two new units of affordable housing, six years after students fled the neighborhood.

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