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Sisters of Today and Tomorrow to Hold New Haven Leadership Conference

By Metro Taxi on December 17, 2014 11:44 AM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
NEW HAVEN >> Sisters of Today and Tomorrow-New Haven will hold a leadership conference for girls and young women ages 11-18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 30 at City Hall, 165 Church St. "This conference will begin the process of transforming the lives of girls in New Haven," Carla Morrison,founder, executive director and organizer of Sisters of Today and Tomorrow, said in a release. "As a leader in both New Haven and Atlanta, Alderwoman Jeanette Morrison and I found it necessary to present a program that will allow girls and women to discuss the issues that are pressing to them, while learning the process of empowering ourselves and others."

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A Hill Refuge, Reborn

By Metro Taxi on December 15, 2014 12:11 PM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
"I didn't want him to see me, to know that it was me," recalled McLaughlin (pictured at left). Now he's cleaned up, he said. And thanks to a housing-rescue effort by local organizations, he has a nicer and more permanent place to live than a park bench or a homeless shelter. He stopped by to check out his soon-to-be-new home in the Hill at a ribbon-cutting Friday. McLaughlin said back in the 1980s he fell into drugs--cocaine and others. When his addiction overwhelmed his ability to keep a job and a place to live, he became homeless. Two years ago, he got on methadone, went to Safe Haven shelter, where he said the staff advocated for him and hooked him up with Columbus House. And soon, he will have his own place to live again.

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Ground Broken for State Street Lofts

By Metro Taxi on December 12, 2014 11:36 AM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
For more than five years, plans for the abandoned for Star Supply Property, a complex of five brick structures at the corner of State, Lawrence and Mechanic streets, had come and gone. Neighbors and developers were at odds. But almost a year ago, after meetings with community members, developers were able to come up with a plan that satisfied most of neighbors' concerns about parking and gentrification. Tuesday's was the latest in a string of groundbreakings and approvals for new developments in town, with three major residential projects in the works for Wooster Square and the former Coliseum site.

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New Yale-New Haven Hospital Helicopter Equipped for Critical Care

By Metro Taxi on December 7, 2014 7:04 PM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
NEW HAVEN >> Yale-New Haven Hospital can now treat patients on the fly, as it transports them from another hospital. Its new SkyHealth helicopter, an EC-135 chopper, allows a critical care nurse and paramedic to perform procedures in the air, rather than having to wait until the patient arrives at the hospital. "When you're talking about using the helicopter for critical-care patients, people think it's all about speed," said Dr. Evie Marcolini, medical director of SkyHealth.

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Thousands Flock to the Yellow Taxi Driver Fair

By Metro Taxi on December 5, 2014 8:55 AM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
It's the hottest job in town! Thousands of hopeful cabbies lined up in Brooklyn on Thursday to get work behind the wheel -- including one woman who said she could never have this chance in her home country. Rabeya Akhtar, 50, of Queens currently works for a toy and stationery shop on the Upper East Side. She was so eager for the Yellow Taxi Driver Job Fair that she arrived more than five hours early.

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Yale Peabody to Transform Iconic Fossil Halls

By Metro Taxi on December 3, 2014 10:15 AM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
Since humans first stumbled across mysterious dinosaur bones protruding from the earth, the fascination with these gigantic creatures has captivated the imagination. Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History -- which houses discoveries by one of the earliest dinosaur bone hunters, O.C. Marsh -- is raising funds to commemorate its 150thanniversary with a $30 million renovation project that will transform its renowned Great Hall of Dinosaurs and adjacent Mammal Hall to reflect advances in the study of the history of life on our planet.

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Neapolitan Creches Return to Knights of Columbus Museum, in a Big Way

By Metro Taxi on December 1, 2014 9:41 AM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
NEW HAVEN >> Many arts-and-crafts folks can fashion a Christian Nativity set to reflect the reason for the season -- some quite attractively, but it takes Neapolitans to elevate it to mind-blowing artistry and pass it down to families over centuries. The Knights of Columbus Museum's 10th annual Christmas creche exhibition, "Buon Natale: Creches of Italy," opens Dec. 1 with two dozen Nativity scenes on display from Italy. And the highlight of the show is an intricately detailed, 15-foot Baroque Neapolitan diorama by Italian Antonio Cantone and family along with a replica of one at St. Peter's Basilica.

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Photos of Grand Openings in New Haven

By Metro Taxi on November 26, 2014 3:48 PM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
Grand Openings were held for seven new business in New Haven that are tenants of Yale University Properties and The Shops at Yale on 11/25/2014. The event featured the Galvanized Jazz Band leading the procession.

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More than 41 Million Americans to Hit the Road for Thanksgiving

By Metro Taxi on November 24, 2014 9:25 AM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
Whether you're traveling to Plymouth, New Hampshire, Plymouth, Minnesota, or any other of the 40 places across the country that share the name of the place where the first Thanksgiving was held, the lowest gas prices in nearly four years are likely to guarantee Connecticut residents will have plenty of company on the highway as they drive over the river and through the woods for the holiday, according to AAA. In advance of and after the holiday, 41.3 million Americans plan to drive more than 50 miles, a 4.3 percent increase in the number of motorists from last Thanksgiving. Air travel for the holiday is also expected to be at its highest level since 2007, with 3.55 million Americans flying.

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The Moment I Learned Just How Far Uber Will Go to Silence Journalists and Attack Women

By Metro Taxi on November 20, 2014 1:12 PM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
A big debate among the Pando staff for the past two years has been over just how morally bankrupt Uber is. Earlier this evening, a bombshell story by Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith proves the reality is way worse than anyone on our team could have expected. And that's saying something. Back in 2012, Paul Carr first raised serious concerns about the company's view that both riders and drivers are disposable commodities in an all-out Randian battle to maximize profits. He uninstalled the app when he wrote that piece, and he started a drumbeat of press around these concerns.

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The Moment I Learned Just How Far Uber Will Go to Silence Journalists and Attack Women

By Metro Taxi on November 20, 2014 1:12 PM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
A big debate among the Pando staff for the past two years has been over just how morally bankrupt Uber is. Earlier this evening, a bombshell story by Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith proves the reality is way worse than anyone on our team could have expected. And that's saying something. Back in 2012, Paul Carr first raised serious concerns about the company's view that both riders and drivers are disposable commodities in an all-out Randian battle to maximize profits. He uninstalled the app when he wrote that piece, and he started a drumbeat of press around these concerns.

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Ride-sharing Expands into Hartford Despite Legal Challenge

By Metro Taxi on November 17, 2014 2:05 PM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
A federal lawsuit aiming to block two out-of-state ride-sharing companies from operating in the state hasn't stopped the expansion of mobile app-based transportation services in Connecticut, particularly Greater Hartford. San Francisco ride-sharing firm Uber started operating in Fairfield and New Haven counties in April and last month began taking on passengers and drivers in the Hartford region.

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Metro Taxi Begins Holiday Giving Drive for Local Community

By Metro Taxi on November 13, 2014 5:54 PM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
The BlumShapiro Thanksgiving Food Basket Campaign for Christian Community Action (CCA) is a community wide, hands-on effort to bring a full traditional dinner to the Thanksgiving Day tables of thousands of families and seniors in New Haven, CT. Chrisitian Community Action is a 47 year-old New Haven-based, ecumenical social services agency which provides emergency and transitional housing, food and other services to families that are homeless or in crisis. CCA is accepting non-perishable food items and monetary donations until November 19.

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Increased Metro-North Train Service Begins on New Haven Line

By Metro Taxi on November 11, 2014 9:52 AM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
The Metro-North Railroad implemented a new schedule Monday with trains running more frequently on the New Haven Line during off-peak weekday hours and on weekends. Trains now run every half-hour between New Haven and New York City. "For the first time ever, Metro-North will run New Haven Line trains to New York City around the clock on the weekends and during off-peak hours," Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a press release reminding riders of the change. The schedule enhancement is a response to the Metro-North's promise to ensure trains are more "frequent, reliable and convenient," Malloy said.

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Yale Community to Gather on Beinecke Plaza to Commemorate Veterans Day

By Metro Taxi on November 10, 2014 10:31 AM Comments: 0 | Trackbacks: 0
The Yale community will gather on Beinecke Plaza at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Day. The ceremony will include remarks by Yale student, faculty, and staff veterans, and a memorial wreath will be placed on the alumni war memorial by an ROTC cadet and a midshipman, who will be joined by ROTC commanding officers, other service representatives, and representatives from the Yale Student Veterans Association, Yale Veterans Association (an alumni group), and The Yale Veterans Network (a staff organization).

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