Museum festival educates on environmental issues

Sarah Clark built a pile of wooden blocks at her booth in the Peabody Museum. She removed one block, and the pile collapsed. “If each block is an endangered species, this gives you an example of how interconnected we all are,” Clark, a volunteer at the Sierra Club, said to the crowd of onlookers. Clark’s […]

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New buses hit local streets

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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Students gain new service options

Community service opportunities will become more plentiful for students this semester, with the debut of two Community Based Learning options for “Urban Poverty and Policy,” a sociology seminar taught by Peter Marris, and “Social Welfare: Policy and Practice,” a Trumbull College seminar taught by Georgia Keohane. The Community Based Learning option, initiated last January by Michelle […]

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Unique Chinese art comes to gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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