Tag Archives: Dixwell

A Fighting Chance

Daily Nutmeg is on vacation this week. Meantime, we’re republishing some of our favorite stories from the past few months. Like this one:

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A Fighting Chance

It was fight night in Dixwell.

Last Saturday, organized by Elephant in the Room (EIR) Boxing Club, 12 pugilists from across the city and state gathered for the second annual “Spring Bang” showcase…

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Crane Check

On a pizza slice of land between Canal, Prospect and Sachem Streets—with the first-bite tip pointing downtown, and the crusty points angling respectively up towards Dixwell and Yale’s Science Hill—tall narrow bases…

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Straight Shooters

Rodney Moore and Pepe Vega

Pepe Vega and Hugh “HG” Gallman grew up in “The Tribe,” a housing project that once stood in the Dixwell neighborhood. Eventually torn down, Dixwell’s projects were notorious for disrepair and…

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Route Canal

A bridge on the Farmington Canal Trail

Ah, the poor Farmington Canal—it never stood a chance.

Construction on the waterway began in 1825 in an effort to improve transport throughout central Connecticut and into Massachusetts. The canal’s financiers hoped that the route, which officially opened in 1835 …

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A Walk Down Whalley

A Walk Down Whalley

Whalley (pronounced “WAY-ly”) Avenue is the Rodney Dangerfield of New Haven thoroughfares: it gets no respect. For most of the drivers navigating it, the avenue is simply a means to an end, the quickest route from point A to point …

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