Category Archives: New Haven County

Mr. New Haven, Tony Rescigno

At the end of 2017, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce President, Tony Rescigno, will call it quits. The 72-year old Rescigno has served the city in which he was raised for 17 years. He feels good about where he’s leaving the city and hopes to have a hand in hiring the chamber’s next chief. He wants Read more…

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My Life In Television News: From Typewriters And Film To Digital

It really is like magic these days. A live interview with social media maven, Vanessa Wojtusiak at WTNH-TV(abc) with an ipad and iphone. I started in television news in 1979 in my hometown of South Bend, Indiana, then I took off for Oklahoma City and then to the Nutmeg state, and my how the business Read more…

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One 6 Three, The Pizza Joint In New Haven

There’s a pretty new kid on the pizza block in New Haven, Connecticut. One-six-three, The Pizza Joint, in the East Rock section of town… dared to enter into a city where some of the nation’s most famous pies exist. This small business, opened in February of 2016, is owned by a young engaged couple who will marry Read more…

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Go For A Ride On The Elm City Party Bike

The Elm City Party Bike, a small business on wheels, is getting a lot of support from other businesses in New Haven. It arrived in in March and went public for the Saint Patrick’s Day parade, since then its owners have been booking dozens of two hour tours around the city. For 30-dollars you hop on board Read more…

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Hello…Operator? The Story of America’s First Telephone Exchange In New Haven

New Haven is home to so many firsts, including the cotton gin, the lollipop, the hamburger, the first fire sprinkler and the first commercial U.S. telephone exchange. It began with The New Haven District Telephone Company which dates back to 1878. The New Haven Museum and the city’s Broken Umbrella Theater have partnered to tell people’s stories Read more…

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Pinball Wizards At The Sanctum

‘Ever since he was a young boy, he played the silver ball…From Soho down to Brighton, he must have played them all…” We’re talking about pinball. Pinball is seeing another resurgence in the U.S. and that includes Connecticut. There is a place in Meriden call The Sanctum where you can go on Monday nights, play for free Read more…

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Two Orchestral Maestros Conducting Beautiful Music

Two orchestral maestroes started working together 15 years ago. James Sinclair, widely known in the New Haven area and beyond as the founder and musical director of Orchestra New England, saw something in Perry So. Originally from Hong Kong, So was a sophomore at Yale University when Sinclair took him under his wing and helped him Read more…

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Introducing The Pizza People

Susan McDevitt of Madison is a mother of 7. Chance Jackson is a 26-year old who helps youth in New Haven. Both understand what it is to get a helping hand. McDevitt is a cancer survivor, and the day after Christmas of 2016, Jackson lost everything he had in a fire. Despite their challenges they give to others. Read more…

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Robert S. Greenberg, Keeper Of New Haven’s Treasures

It’s a walk down memory lane with a New Haven man who is the keeper of thousands of treasures that tell us about the history of the Elm City. Robert Greenberg’s Grandfather started the collection and Greenberg watched him build it as a kid and now has the lead on this in the city. Greenberg’s Read more…

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Vintage-Inspired Watches Inspired By A Purple Heart Recipient From World War II

For more than a year, Brian Dunnigan has been working in secret with his business partner on a business, and now he’s going public with it in December 2016. It’s called Hawthorne Watch Company. The UCONN grad’s late Grandfather, Bernard Brown, with whom he was very close, was a watchmaker. He’s the catalyst for the company. “Bernie” Read more…

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