Community Check: Celebrating Lunar New Year in New Haven!

The city of New Haven has planned series of events to kick off the annual celebration of the Lunar calendar this Saturday. The Lunar New Year festivities will begin tomorrow morning with a traditional Chinese lion dance on Whitney Avenue, a part of the annual Lunarfest. Children’s arts and crafts, calligraphy, dance and language lessons […]...

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Community Check: New Haven Firefighters Deliver Winter Coats to Children

Dozens of children in New Haven will be warmer this winter, thanks coat deliveries made by the Knights of Columbus, city police, and fire departments. The Knights, who have running the Coats for Kids program for the past seven years, purchased coats for the police to carry in the trunks of their squad cars to deliver […]...

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New Haven Implementing System for Parking Bans

Twenty-two new blue lights have been installed by the city of New Haven as a way to help alert drivers of snow emergencies, NBC reports. The new light systems, inspired by similar concepts in Vermont and Massachusetts, will let drivers know when a parking ban is in effect, reducing the city’s yearly struggle with car tows during […]...

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Dance Group’s Wheelchair Dancing Goes Viral

A Cincinnati-based dance studio’s performance has now gone viral, thanks to an Ohio native’s Facebook upload. The video, featuring the studio’s Wonders on Wheels program, captures girls who use wheelchairs between the ages of 6 to 27 dancing to Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” Since its upload on January 9, the video has now […]...

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Community Check: New Haven Launches Citywide Stop-smoking Campaign

In this edition of Community Check, we bring your attention to New Haven’s new citywide stop-smoking campaign, launched in order to raise public awareness about the dangers of smoking. Mayor Toni Harp is the primary instigator behind the campaign, WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reports, because “as many as one in every five people in New Haven smoke, […]...

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What to Do in New Haven This Weekend (Dec 25 Edition)

First and foremost, happy holidays from all of us at Metro Taxi CT! It might be Christmas, but don’t forget that the weekend is also fast approaching. Looking for some tips on how to spend the weekend? We got your back – check out our top picks of festive events happening right here in New Haven […]...

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Metro Taxi’s Holiday Toy Drive

Metro Taxi is proud to host our annual holiday toy drive! This year, our team and all of our drivers will be collecting unwrapped toys, coats, hats, gloves and mittens to be given to New Reach (formerly known as New Haven Home Recovery). New Reach works to build better futures for families and individuals who […]...

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A Hill Refuge, Reborn

"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 an...

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Ground Broken for State Street Lofts

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...

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