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2008-07-22 21:00:33

By Jeffrey B. Cohen, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 22--A widely anticipated charter school whose opening in Hartford was threatened by a lack of cash will open this school year, city officials said today. City hall spokeswoman Sarah Barr said in a press release that the Achievement First charter school, run by the same group that operates the acclaimed Amistad Academy in New Haven, will open to 252 students "thanks to public and private support." Barr, along with officials at the...

2008-07-22 06:00:39

By Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 22--WALLINGFORD -- The Board of Education has promoted a veteran educator to oversee the district's program for students with special needs. The board voted unanimously Monday night to hire Janice Lautier as the district's director of personnel for compensatory education services. She replaces Joseph Bivona, who retired at the end of June after 25 years in the position. "I'm really excited about this opportunity," said Lautier, who has...

2008-07-22 06:00:29

By Maria Garriga, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 22--NEW HAVEN î Super Max WEPA Radio founders have launched the state's first local Spanish-language television station, WEPA TV, on cable channel 96 in New Haven and 99 in Hartford. 'Wepa,' a Puerto Rican expression, typically is used by the island's hip and trendy crowd and stands for the equivalent of Austin Powers' 'Yeah baby' or Shaft's 'Dig it.' To chill the channel's coolness barometer,...

2008-07-21 06:00:26

By Abbe Smith, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 21--WEST HAVEN -- The city's Water Pollution Control Facility has violated its federal discharge permit more frequently over the past year than previous years, and now city officials are trying to find out why. One hypothesis is that illegal industrial discharges are entering the system and causing disruptions. Water Pollution Control Commission Administrator William C. Norton is taking a proactive approach to figuring out if illegal...

2008-07-17 09:00:36

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 17--NEW HAVEN -- City officials Wednesday were critical of The Community Builders for failing to put its tenants on notice its apartments may contain lead paint, and they told residents to contact the city should they have concerns. "We are not happy about this," said city Health Director William Quinn, of allegations against TCB. "Our highest priority is reducing the number of children with lead poisoning," said Quinn, and one of the...

2008-07-17 09:00:31

By William Kaempffer, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 17--NEW HAVEN -- The fire chief Wednesday blasted allegations by a downtown property owner that negligence by his department and other city agencies may have somehow contributed to the severity of a massive December fire as "totally outrageous, insulting, incorrect and inaccurate." The city Wednesday at a press conference disputed the claims Mid Block Development made in new court documents filed in Superior Court last week. One claim...

2008-07-16 06:00:24

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 16--NEW HAVEN -- Hundreds of tenants in two major housing projects here, owned at the time by The Community Builders, were never told of potential for lead-based paint in their apartments or the known presence of the hazard, according to a federal complaint. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed the complaint earlier this month against the Boston-based housing giant and said it was seeking to assess civil penalties totaling some...

2008-07-14 21:00:27

By Elizabeth Benton By Elizabeth Benton Register Staff NEW HAVEN -- Returning earlier this week from a trip to China, foreign language supervisor Karen DeFur and John C. Daniels School Assistant Principal Marlene de-Naclerio were decked out in silk shirts, bubbling with stories of their travels and students they met along the way. The two administrators were part of a 400-person delegation of American educators from 44 states to visit China from June 23 to July 1, where they toured...

2008-07-14 06:00:21

By Maria Garriga, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 14--NEW HAVEN -- Alderwoman Migdalia Castro, D-16, doesn't mind getting her hands dirty to fulfill her campaign promises. Castro, 43, is committed to planting trees and flowers in the front yards and public spaces of every street in her Fair Haven ward. Twice a week, she and volunteers tackle a yard, rip out weeds, dig up the soil and plant flowers that will flourish in conditions of the plot and mulch the beds. "This is more than...

2008-07-08 06:00:36

By Mark Zaretsky, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 8--East Haven Mayor April Capone Almon, Branford Fire Chief John Ahern, East Haven Chief of Police Leonard Gallo, North Branford Deputy Mayor Joanne Wentworth and North Branford Fire Marshal Bert Bunnell Jr. will be among those who are "locked up" to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association in a fundraiser Thursday at La Luna Ristorante in Branford. The "go to jail" fundraiser will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., MDA spokeswoman...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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