Last month, we mapped all of Connecticut’s mass transit options. Here’s an update

In August 2019, we published a video mapping out all mass transit options available in Connecticut. Since then, we’ve heard from a number of great viewers with comments, questions, and constructive feedback. Rather than let these wonderful suggestions go unnoticed, we decided to update our video accordingly to better reflect the state of mass transit …

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Superhero films break box office records. Have local comic book shops benefitted?

Over the past decade or so, superhero films have been bringing in oodles of cash for Hollywood studios. Given that virtually all superhero films are inspired by comic books, has the “superhero trend” led to any uptick in business for local comic book shops? We talked to Scott Prentice, a long-time employee of A Hero’s …

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Nearly 80% of Connecticut has access to mass transit. We mapped it out

If you go to virtually any Connecticut-related message board and ask if you need a car in CT, the answer is usually an overwhelming “yes.” However, 77% of towns in the state have access to some form of mass transit. We decided to map out what this actually looks like. Even if these visual representations …

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After anti-Muslim vandalism at a halal meat shop, we spoke to an imam about halal

A halal meat shop in Bloomfield, Connecticut garnered controversy after extreme unsanitary conditions were discovered following an employee slaughtering a runaway cow in a Home Depot parking lot. An anti-Muslim vandal defaced the outside of the shop last week, writing “Muslims go home” in spray paint. Given the media coverage of these incidents, halal food …

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Illegal apple trees? Inside the “guerrilla” orchard in New London

The existence of an orchard in New London, run by a local anarchist group, is illegal. It sits upon private property, and the group, the New London Mutual Aid Collective, did not seek permission. But the property itself is not without controversy: it was seized by the government in a controversial move that wound up …

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