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Family Meals

El Salvadoreño occupies the first floor of a multi-family house on Campbell Avenue in West Haven, its frontage transformed by a commercial brick buildout. The surrounding stretch of state road is dominated by convenience stores, repair shops, institutional campuses and …

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Sway’s Way

Guitarmaker Tim Sway fashioned his first bass guitar out of a water ski. …

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Bringing It Back

In the front room at Lyric Hall Antiques and Conservation, a 400-year-old mirror is undergoing surgery. Whole passages of its gilt frame—florid segments that cross the mirror like vines—are missing and have to be carefully recreated, then gilded to match. …

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Nature and Nurture

“The outside loop at Edgewood Park is two and a half miles. But when you take into consideration all the little paths that go here and there, you can easily have eight to ten miles,” says Martin Torresquintero as fellow …

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Bridge Club

Many people are as drawn to parks by the manmade features as they are by the wild ones—even if it’s just a bench to sit on—so it makes sense that parks would be staffed by builders. …

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Promised Land

An end-to-end walk in Bishop Woods takes you from New Haven to East Haven. First you head eastward from the Bishop Woods School parking lot, then you take a 90-degree midway turn to the north. It’s easy to stay on …

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Tending Bars

Saffiyah Shahid’s soaps, known as SAFfyre’s Herbal Butters, aren’t pillow-shaped buns in factory white but rather decisively angled ingots veined in purples and reds and golds. …

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Charted Space

The light most recently crossed into New Haven sky on October 6 at 7:01 p.m. …

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On the Edge

Cycling south from the top of Yale Avenue takes advantage of one of the nicer designated bike routes in New Haven. You’ve got…

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Shop Talk

“I want you to think about the number of people who sat in our chairs,” says Lou Deserio, seated himself in the 45-year-old barbershop and hair salon he operates with his daughter, Louanne Deserio. …

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