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Governors Briefing

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Connecticut has yet to elect a Black governor. But at least 22 “Negro Governors,” as they were commonly known at the time, were elected between the 1750s and 1850s by enslaved and free Black men statewide…

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City Treasure

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Like many parks, Scantlebury Park is active or restful depending on the need. …

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House and Home

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Despite the fact that New Haven is one of the oldest cities in America, it doesn’t have many ghosts. There are colonial-era graveyards and old mansions galore, but…

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Arms’ Reach

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In the 1870s, an offshoot of New Haven’s Canal Street was renamed to honor the sprawling new factory that’d been built there. The complex was one of the biggest in both the city and the state, and by the late …

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Comic Effect

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Comic book titles gravitate toward big cities even when they’re being coy about it. Superman’s Metropolis is an optimist’s New York; Batman’s Gotham is a cynic’s. Iron Man and the rest of the Marvel crew just call it New York. …

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Twists and Turns

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When you hear the satisfying pop of a cork this New Year’s, you might think of 19th-century entrepreneur Philos Blake. …

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Gone Bust

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It’s easy to miss the empty pedestal near the summit of East Rock. Situated on a patch of grass where Farnam Drive meets its first overlook and turns toward the summit, the granite pillar is marred with graffiti. Bolt anchors …

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Beneath the Bridge

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Hidden below the entry lanes that become the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge—a.k.a. the Q—a tiny park memorializes the 18 Connecticut men who died in the …

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Super Bowl

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Before what was then the world’s largest stadium could open with the big Yale-Harvard game of 1914, it had to be built. …

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Turning Pages

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Published 15 years after the tercentenary for which it was commissioned, Rollin G. Osterweis’s Three Centuries of New Haven (1953)—which you can access at local libraries or buy from indie booksellers—is broad enough to be the starting point of choice …

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