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Parade Grand Marshal Kelly Canning Ruickoldt

New Haven’s St. Patrick’s parade honorees listed

From a press release: There is no greater place to be Irish than New Haven. Since its inception in March of 1842, The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade has held fast to Irish pride, tradition and family. Before the parade hits the streets on March 16, 2014, a long-celebrated event preceded its pageantry; […] [Read More]

Ukrainian-Americans to rally at UN Thursday

Ukrainian-Americans are urged to gather outside the United Nations on 43rd street and First Avenue Thursday to protest the Russian invasion if their homeland. The rally also is being organized to show support for Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk who will be addressing the UN. [Read More]

Valley Legislators want information on Derby garage

DERBY-Three Valley legislators fired back at criticism for not attending Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting involving safety hazards at the downtown municipal garage. “We’re always here to help when called upon but at this point we haven’t received any calls and can’t step on toes when it comes to determining the fate of city-owned property,” […] [Read More]
Pelosi, House Democratic Steering and Policy Cmte Holds Hearing On Medicare

DeLauro to discuss Ukraine on Sunday

NEW HAVEN-U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro will discuss the sanctions being imposed against Russia for their incursion into Ukraine during a meeting with Ukrainian-Americans Sunday at noon in the St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 569 George Street. DeLauro also is expected to discuss Congress’ guarantee of $1 billion in loans to the eastern European country. […] [Read More]

State’s Ukrainian-Americans schedule 2 rallies

The state’s Ukrainian-American leaders are scheduling two pro-Ukraine rallies including one during President Obama’s visit Wednesday at Central Connecticut State University. Demonstrators will meet at the nearby St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, 393 Eddy Glover Boulevard in New Britain beginning at noon. They are making placards that read: NATO/OSCE Peacekeepers Now; Protect Democracy in Ukraine; […] [Read More]

Luisa DeLauro, Rosa’s mom, celebrates 100th birthday today

We just received this from Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s office: NEW HAVEN, – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today honored her mother, Luisa DeLauro, as she celebrated her 100th birthday. Born December 24, 1913, Luisa was the third child born to Cesare and Luisa Canestri. She grew up in the heart of New Haven’s Italian American community […] [Read More]

Yale team finds clues to origin of autism

From a Yale Univ. press release: New Haven — Finding major new clues to the origins of autism, a Yale-led team of researchers has pinpointed which cell types and regions of the developing human brain are affected by gene mutations linked to autism. They report their findings in the Nov. 21 issue of the journal […] [Read More]

Dugatto to be sworn in as Derby’s first female mayor

DERBY-Anita Dugatto will be sworn in as the city’s first female and 30th mayor Dec. 7. The ceremony which will begin at 10 a.m. in Derby High School will include oaths of office administered to all the winners in the November election. Dugatto, a downtown dentist, defeated Anthony Staffieri, who was seeking his fifth term […] [Read More]

Girl Scouts Camp Katoya pool project begins

From a press release: MILFORD — The Girl Scouts of Connecticut placed the shovels in the dirt at Camp Katoya in Milford on Saturday, Nov. 16, to signal the beginning of a long-awaited project at the camp. Utilizing designated funds given by generous donors and Girl Scout membership several years ago, construction will commence immediately […] [Read More]

SWIM’s Cancer Survivors Breakfast set for Dec. 5th

We received this note from St. Vincent’s Medical Center: Cancer Survivors will celebrate the spirit of survivorship and the gift of time at the St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound 12th Annual Cancer Survivors Breakfast on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Holiday Inn, Bridgeport. Each survivor will receive a commemorative watch from Victorinox Swiss […] [Read More]