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New buses hit local streets

January 14, 2004 • 0
Passengers riding the public bus can now climb aboard with improved ease, thanks to the deployment of 42 new Connecticut Transit buses in New Haven this month. The buses, which are blue and feature low floors and no stairs, will replace nearly half of those currently serving the area, said David Lee, general manager of »
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Unique Chinese art comes to gallery

December 5, 2003 • 0
Chinese artist Mu Xin secretly created 33 landscape paintings while he was under house arrest from 1977 to 1979, during the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. Thanks to a promised donation from Rosenkranz Charitable Foundation, these paintings will soon become part of the Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection. The paintings — which reflect an »
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ECCO offers affordable city housing

December 4, 2003 • 0
When Elm City Congregations Organized (ECCO) surveyed churchgoers several years ago, 430 people expressed interest in buying affordable housing. ECCO — an alliance of churches and other religious institutions in New Haven — resolved to take action. After two-and-a-half years of planning, ECCO will begin building 66 double-unit apartments on the Quinnipiac River in Fair »
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Dwight Hall to renovate

December 1, 2003 • 0
Dwight Hall officials will launch a $6 million, three-year capital campaign next month to fund extensive renovations and build the community service umbrella organization’s endowment. Planners have targeted $5 million for building improvements, which include an air-conditioning system, an elevator to the second floor, additional bathrooms, external painting, interior cleaning and general technological improvements. The »
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Shelter policy strives to prevent overflow

December 1, 2003 • 0
Edward Lopez calls New Haven’s overflow shelter by 6 p.m. every day, if he is not already there, to reserve bed 202. Under the city’s 90-day length-of-stay policy, Lopez had to meet with a case manager within 30 days of his arrival at the overflow shelter. He can stay for a total of 90 days, »
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Arts Council spotlights members

November 14, 2003 • 0
David Ottenstein ’82 likes to take black-and-white photographs of old, dilapidated buildings. Ottenstein, a member of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, now has an opportunity to showcase his work at the Council’s first annual Members Show exhibit. The Arts Council is running this multi-media artistic exhibition from Nov. 6 to Dec. 31 in »
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Craft show aims to sell American handiwork

November 10, 2003 • 0
Once customers discover the Celebration of American Crafts, they will return every year, said executive director of Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) Susan Smith. Celebration of American Crafts is an exhibition and sale of contemporary artwork presented by CAW every November and December. Now in its 35th year, the exhibition will showcase two floors of crafts »
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Homeless residence to open in spring

November 6, 2003 • 0
New Haven’s Ninth Square is an eclectic community of restaurants, art spaces and mom-and-pop stores. This spring, a new residence to help the homeless get back on their feet will join the mix. Liberty Safe Haven — a project of Liberty Community Services — will open 33 private studio apartments on 201 State Street for »
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SCSU coach fired over nude photos

November 4, 2003 • 0
Robert Beach, the cheerleading coach at Southern Connecticut State University, was fired from the position Monday after six digital photographs of nude women were found in his camera bag. The photos were discovered after a woman connected with the team used a disk from Beach’s bag to take pictures of the squad, SCSU director of »
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New program teaches life skills to disabled

October 31, 2003 • 0
On Thursday the clients of Community Life Program ate a pancake breakfast, took a leisurely walk, heard an author speak about New Haven, volunteered at a food bank and discussed their day over tea. In the past few weeks, they have delivered meals to AIDS patients, gone apple picking, and attended a reading at a »
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Dwight Hall elects new ExComm coordinators

October 29, 2003 • 0
The leadership of Dwight Hall at Yale, the largest campus-based social service organization in the country, passed into the hands of 10 new undergraduates Tuesday. The newly elected Executive Committee coordinators will manage Dwight Hall’s 54-student service and advocacy groups and initiate programs for Yale and New Haven communities. The new coordinators, who were selected »
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White faces charges for asking minor for sex

October 23, 2003 • 0
Reverend Stephen White, infamous for preaching against homosexuality and sexual promiscuity at Yale and other college campuses, now faces charges that he solicited sex from a teenage boy in a Philadelphia suburb. In recent years, White — known to students as “Brother Stephen” — has made informal speeches on Cross Campus and Beinecke Plaza denouncing »