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Cimino, Rose, 2004 December 6

 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001

Scope and Contents

Rose Cimino was born and raised in Fair Haven. She and her husband have run Apicella's Bakery on Grand Avenue in Fair Haven since the 1970s. She talks about many white New Havener's perceptions of Fair Haven as "dangerous," and talks about her experiences living and working in a racially and ethnically mixed community. Cimino is a leader of GABA -- the Grand Avenue Business Association -- which represents the diverse array of small businesses located on Grand Avenue. She discusses the challenges faced by small business owners in Fair Haven, which Cimino describes as New Haven's "step-sister," and GABA's attempts to get attention and assistance from the city of New Haven and its politicians.

Interviewer: Sanchez, Christina

Length (min): 41


  • 2004 December 6

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1 Computer Files (.wav)

1:22:07 Duration (HH:MM:SS.mmm)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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