The Charger Bulletin

West Haven Hosts Annual Farmers’ Market

Lesha Daley

September 19, 2012

Connecticut farmers encourage locals to buy native-grown fruits and vegetables at the West Haven Green’s annual farmers market. “Send more people…the prices are unbeatable,” says Maryanne Barrelli, a farmers’ market vendor. The Farmers’ Market is a nationwide movement, created to e...

Amtrak High-Speed Rail Could Bypass CT Shoreline Under New Plan

Elizabeth Field

September 19, 2012

Planning has recently begun regarding Amtrak’s new high-speed rail, proposed to extend from Washington D.C., through Philadelphia, Manhattan, Hartford, and Boston. The Connecticut section would include stops in Danbury, Waterbury and Hartford, bypassing major shoreline cities such as Stamford and New...

Shake Shack: Elm City’s Newest Eatery

Lesha Daley

September 19, 2012

Journalists, locals, chiefs, employees, family and friends filled Elm City’s newest restaurant, the Shake Shack, wall-to-wall on Wednesday evening in honor of the restaurant’s housewarming celebration. Connecticut’s newest Shake Shack sits on Chapel Street, between College and Temple Streets, and is directly across from the New Haven green. Th...

UNH Student Q&A on the Republican National Convention

Jessica Pena

September 12, 2012

Dramatic, thrilling, suspenseful and Clint Eastwood are a few of the things that could be said about this year’s Republican National Convention (RNC). The convention was hosted in Tampa, Fla., and it was a party. Tampa welcomed politicians, press, Republican citizens and a UNH student. Simone Quartey,...

Euro’s Collapse Could Bring Crisis for American Economy

Liana Teixeira

September 12, 2012

For about 13 years, millions of Europeans in 23 countries have shared a common currency—the euro. Since the euro launched in January 1999, 17 of the 27 members of the European Union (EU) have adopted it as their official currency. Recently, however, some experts suggest that the euro is weakening to...

Megabites Cafe: The Hidden Gem of New Haven

Lesha Daley

September 12, 2012

Open Mic Night at MegaBites Café in New Haven is a great outlet for local talent. Artists have the opportunity to share their gift through music, spoken word, comedy and poetry. The event is recurring every Wednesday night and usually begins around 10 p.m. Creative minds from all the local New Haven...

Neil Armstrong: The Death of an American Hero

Ana Abraham

September 5, 2012

As recently as 50 years ago, the idea of putting a man on the moon was viewed as—no pun intended—an astronomical impossibility. In mid-1961, President John F. Kennedy announced a goal to see an American safely to the moon by the end of the decade, thus adding new pressure to the “Space Race” agains...

Amish Hate Crime Trial Begins in Ohio

Ana Abraham

September 5, 2012

Samuel Mullet Sr. is an Amish man living in rural Eastern Ohio. He lives on an 800-acre compound where he is considered a religious leader. He, along with 15 of his followers (some of whom are his children and most of whom are somehow related to him) stand accused of hate crimes in connection to 2011...

Wildfire Prompts Evacuations in Southern CA Forest

The Associated Press

September 5, 2012

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that broke out in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday forced the evacuation of thousands of visitors and sent a huge cloud of smoke that could be seen from throughout the Los Angeles basin. The fire broke out near a campground around 2:30 p.m. and quickly grew to 3,600 acres, or about 5 ½ square miles. It forced the evacuation of campgrounds that typically attract up to ...

New Haven Lawyer Carries Loaded Gun At Local Theater

Kerri Zbodula

August 29, 2012

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, New Haven Police were called to the Criterion Cinemas movie theater in New Haven after reports that a man was carrying a gun. The armed man, Sung Hwang, 46, is a city resident and lawyer. Hwang has an office on Audubon Street in New Haven. Hwang is an attorney at the Law Offices...

UNH Part of $1.4 Million Effort to Map Long Island Sound

The Charger Bulletin

August 29, 2012

By UNH TODAY The Long Island Sound, the largest estuary in the Northeast, has long provided livelihoods and recreation for hundreds of thousands of people, and has been a subject of fascination, recreation, conservation and controversy. Now for the first time, scientists will create comprehensive...

8th New Haven Restaurant Week

Elizabeth Field

April 25, 2012

New Haven recently hosted its eighth installment of the extremely popular, biannual New Haven Restaurant Week.  This year’s Spring Restaurant Week was held from Sunday, April 15 to Friday, April 20 offering Connecticut diners interesting and delicious tasting menus at many of the Elm City’s pop...

The New Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge

Michelle R Morra

April 25, 2012

Anyone who has driven through I-95 to I-91 has seen all the construction that has been happening.  That is going to be the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, which we will hopefully be driving on by the end of the summer if all goes to plan.  Construction has been going on for a while now and soon ...

Changes in New Haven Police Command Staff

Michelle R Morra

April 18, 2012

Since Police Chief Dean Esserman has come on as New Haven Police Department’s Police Chief, he has been making some very big changes within the department. Just two weeks ago, he named four new assistant police chiefs, and now he has more planned for the department, like installing new leaders for ...

Connecticut to Spare 11 Death Row Inmates?

Liana Teixeira

April 18, 2012

What will happen to the 11 prisoners on Conn.’s death row, now that the state has decided to repeal its practice of capital punishment?   That is exactly what lawmakers have been debating since the Connecticut House of Representatives voted 86-62 on Wednesday to abolish the death penalty...

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