New Haven

New Haven: One Of The Safest Cities For Cyclists In U.S.

Jul 13, 2018
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The City of New Haven was named the safest city for bicyclists east of the Mississippi River. New Haven ranked 10th in the country according to the study.

New Haven School Board Rescinds Layoffs Of Hundreds Of Employees

Jul 2, 2018
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The New Haven Board of Education says it will direct the superintendent to reverse the layoff of hundreds of part-time employees, which was announced last week in an effort to cover a budget deficit.

Courtesy of Goodnight Moonshine

Molly Venter and Eben Pariser are the husband-and-wife musical team behind the New Haven-based band Goodnight Moonshine. Their new album is called “I’m the Only One Who Will Tell You, You’re Bad.” WSHU’s Davis Dunavin spoke with Venter and Pariser about the album’s themes of celebrating partnership and grappling with loss.

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Nelson Pinos has been living in a New Haven church for 208 days.

“It’s been several months that I’m stuck in this church without being able to provide for my family, without being able to tell my son when I’m gonna go back home when he asks me, which is very often. “

Pinos, an undocumented father of three, sought sanctuary at the First and Summerfield United Methodist Church last fall instead of boarding a plane to his native Ecuador.

Greater New Haven African American Historical Society via Walk New Haven

Rufus Greenlee was a vaudeville performer. In 1934, he opened a restaurant on Dixwell Avenue in New Haven. As jazz music became popular, Greenlee saw an opportunity, so he turned his restaurant into a club for artists like Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. Greenlee called his club the Monterey.