City | 8:05 pm | September 12, 2011 | By Alon Harish

New Orleans-style brass booms on Broadway

The Kings of Harmony, a church-based brass band from Dixwell, entertained passersby on Broadway Monday night with New Orleans-style music.

Yalies and New Haven locals alike were first befuddled and then enthralled by the blasting horns of a brass band’s impromptu concert on Broadway Monday night. The band, a church ensemble called the Kings of Harmony, came from the United House of Prayer for All People just a few blocks north up Dixwell Avenue. Starting »

City | 2:49 pm | September 10, 2011 | By Alon Harish

Bethea takes Ward 2 by storm, rhythmically

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Like many local elections this year, the race for Ward 2 alderman has become increasingly intense heading into Tuesday’s primary. But Saturday afternoon, it was also loud. Douglas Bethea, a street outreach worker who is running against Trumbull dining hall cook Frank Douglass, led a percussion march through the neighborhood abutting Yale’s western edge. The »

City | 10:47 pm | September 7, 2011 | By Alon Harish

McMahon to run for Senate again

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Linda McMahon, who ran an expensive but unsuccessful Senate campaign against Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 in 2010, will try her luck a second time in 2012. According to the New York Times, the Republican former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment told two sources that she plans to run for the Senate seat currently held by »

City | 11:37 am | September 7, 2011 | By Alon Harish

City to hire 22 more cops

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Thanks to federal dollars, New Haven will soon have 22 more police officers on the beat. At a Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night, aldermen voted unanimously to accept a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Justice Department to hire more police officers. The grant will pay the salaries and benefits of 22 additional officers »

City | 12:15 am | September 7, 2011 | By Alon Harish

Malloy nominates Eli to top education post

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Gov. Dannel Malloy will name Stefan Pryor ’93 LAW ’98 to Connecticut’s top education post Wednesday afternoon. A former Ward 1 alderman and education policy aide to Mayor John DeStefano Jr., Pryor helped found one of the nation’s first charter schools, Amistad Academy during his years in New Haven. In nominating him to be commissioner »