Tag Archives: Jake Goldman

Out of the Wood

Jeff Carter - The Westmount Group

Jeff Carter, owner and operator of the Westmount Group, a custom furniture shop in West Haven, has a sixth sense. Okay, not really, but Carter says his brain “sees systems and how they work. I can drive over a bridge …

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Swinging Praises

On the lectern at the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James

On a recent blustery Sunday, lively jazz music fills the high-ceilinged sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James in Wooster Square. The congregation trickles in, exchanging hellos and hugs. A five-piece band…

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Class Participation

New Haven City Hall

The denizens of City Hall (pictured above) have an incredible number of things large and small to plan, administer, oversee or implement. There are laws to make and enforce, infrastructure to build and maintain and…

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R.J. Julia Booksellers

“Madison”—it just sounds literary. Thankfully the town, about a 25-minute drive up the shoreline from the heart of New Haven, has R.J. Julia to make it so.

By non-chain bookstore…

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’Ritas and ’Ritos

Frozen and rocks margaritas at c.o.jones

For many years, c.o.jones, the Mexican restaurant and tequila lounge in East Rock, has served a margarita called the Waborita, a portmanteau that pulls in the name of the tequila that’s in it, Cabo Wabo.…

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A Rich Blend

Latte at Fuel Coffee Shop

We live in a fine time to find caffeine in the Elm City’s piping hot coffee scene, each bean shop with its own alluring aroma.

Fuel Coffee Shop, tucked away behind Wooster Square at 516 Chapel Street, is a …

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Poetic License

Devlin Grunloh

If you’ve ever caught a Wednesday open mic night at The Space performance complex, 37-year-old performance poet Devlin Grunloh likely closed out the evening, reading just before last call. In 10 years, Grunloh has…

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New Haven Free Skool interior

“How do we get the barriers between communities dissolved?” Kenneth Reveiz says. “Physical space is a great way of doing that.”

At first blush, the New Haven Free Skool appears chaotic. Art-works-in-progress are strewn about the premises. Class…

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Pigment of Imagination

Keys on Kites

Coincidentally, Keys on Kites Tattoo manager and piercing guru Mati Vee is obsessed with keys. Vee says it began when he was a child and found a skeleton key in the dirt near his home. He was mystified by it, …

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Kick Habit

SCSU Owls - Men's Soccer - Jess Dow Field

19 minutes before the Southern Connecticut State men’s soccer team squares off against Northeast-10 Conference foe Stonehill College, Kid Cudi’s mellow “The Pursuit of Happiness” plays quietly through stadium speakers. Each team…

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