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Convicted Killer Booted From Veterans' Cemetery

Associated Press | David Lohr | Posted 01.13.2016 | Crime

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — The remains of a Vietnam-era Army veteran are being removed from the Connecticut state veterans' cemetery because he w...

What Does Swimming Have to Do With Stopping the Summer Slide?

NationSwell | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact

"What we believe at Horizons is that all kids are our kids," says Lorna Smith, executive director of Horizons National. "The gaps of opportunity, te...

Constant Craving: The Neverending NYC Food Story

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Taste
Ari Sadowitz

Fried chicken is the most comforting of comfort foods, the one that will turn a day around and make you either ready for the world or a nap.

After Finding Severed Limbs, New Haven Police Locate A Torso

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Crime

Police in New Haven, Connecticut, discovered a human torso inside a building on Thursday, a little more than two weeks after finding severed legs and ...

Human Legs Found Near Downtown Connecticut Train Tracks (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.15.2015 | Crime

UPDATE: 8:50 p.m. -- Police in New Haven, Connecticut, found human body parts Wednesday evening, not far from where a pair of human legs were discover...

It's Not Just the Confederate Flag: The Example of New Haven

Jes Minor | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Jes Minor

Yes, Confederate flags are coming down across the country, and we can cheer. But in the wake of Dylann Roof's shooting of nine black people in the Charleston African Methodist Episcopal Church, fires have blistered seven other southern black churches, even burning some to the ground.

Where to Go in June for Savings and Culture

Shermans Travel | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Travelers are a savvy bunch -- they know that it's better to visit certain destinations during certain months. But the prevailing question is: Where should I be booking trips right now?

Women Make All the Difference

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.07.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Early women settlers did much more than farm, sew and cook. Although many Americans believe that religious freedom has existed in this country since its early roots, that is not the case. And, we all know that not everyone had rights when they landed on America's shores.

Even Supreme Court Justices Have A Hard Time Getting A Table At Brunch

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Who said Supreme Court justices aren't just like us? Justice Samuel Alito and his wife Martha-Ann showed up on Sunday at Heirloom, a popular New Ha...

Saying Goodbye to Your Country

Stephen Grant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Travel
Stephen Grant

When we bought the flight tickets that's when the reality set in. While I am thrilled to begin a new life, in a new country, and explore my partner's culture even deeper, I am starting to realize all of the things I will miss. I have been here my whole life.

The Most Beautiful Outhouse Ever

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Hike. Meditate. I didn't do either of them seriously until I hit my 40s. Still not "perfect" at either, but much less afraid of them now than I was decades ago. Yes, more skillful.

Treasures in New Haven

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Jeryl Brunner

Project Storefronts is just one really cool element of New Haven. The city is filled with them. Check out these gems.

10 U.S. Cities That Desperately Need a Superhero

Ryan Nickum | Posted 04.27.2014 | Weird News
Ryan Nickum

During these troubled times, Tina Turner isn't the only one who needs a hero. Many of America's greatest cities are at risk of becoming modern-day Gothams.

Private Investigator Gets Prison For Bribing Witness

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A former private investigator has been sentenced to four years in prison for bribing a witness to recant testimony in a murd...

Top 5 Tastes: 'Tis the Beginning of the Chowdown Season

Leah Bhabha | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

Turkey quickly segues into decoratively iced cookies, eggnog and ham, and before we know it, January 2nd rolls around, and the champagne toasts turn to champagne bloats. But let's rejoice! It's just the beginning, and stuffing, lobster bisque and some eggplant pizza are getting me on track!

New England's Ultimate Road Trip: Rolling Along Route 7

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Rout 7 is U.S. highway, but it doesn't read like it was ever a road for moving goods or getting where you need to go.

Master of the City: How Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. Ruled New Haven

Josef Goodman | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Josef Goodman

As DeStefano, the longest serv­ing mayor of New Haven, prepares to pack up his corner office on the second floor of City Hall, parallels to Giuliani are apparent. Just as the tough-love practitioner transformed New York City, especially its well-heeled districts, so too DeStefano improved the Elm City.

An Entrepreneurial Gallery Owner in the US: An Interview with Robert Reynolds

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Steve Mariotti

Robert Reynolds owns the Reynolds Fine Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut. I decided to do an interview with him because I wanted to share with you the perspective and experience of an unconventional entrepreneur.

Family-Friendly Festival Exposes Kids to the Arts

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 09.07.2013 | New York
Sherrie Nachman

For the last several weeks, New Haven has celebrated its 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas. The Festival brings together an impressive range of performers who this year included edgy acrobats, Spike Lee and the Kronos Quartet.

Red Sox Fan Stabbed By Yankees Fan Awarded $4.3 Million

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A Boston Red Sox fan who was harassed and stabbed through the neck by a New York Yankees fan at a restaurant in 2010 has been awar...

Immigration Reform Will Make Our Communities Safer

Brian Levin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

As it currently stands, undocumented immigrants all across the country are weary of talking to the police. To get a sense for how immigration reform can abate this, just look at the case study of New Haven, CT.

Teacher Of The Year: Let Us Lead

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of the New Haven Independent. New Haven’s teacher of the year put on a “phosphorescent” shirt and lit up an O...

First Nighter: Paul Giamatti's Superlative Prince in James Bundy's New Haven Hamlet

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Since it's the extremely rare Yale Repertory Theatre production that travels to Manhattan, Shakespeare lovers hungry for a transcendent Hamlet and Hamlet had better get themselves to New Haven by April 13 or prepare to heap on themselves many a stinging "Fie!"

Jon Stewart's Restricted Data

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology
Joe Cirincione

You may not know Alex Wellerstein's work, but Jon Stewart does. In a recent Daily Show bit, "World War III Update," Jon Stewart showed a news clip describing what a hypothetical North Korean nuclear blast would do.

In New Haven, A School Reform Drive With No Traction

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of ...