by Christopher Peak | Jul 28, 2017 8:13 am | Comments (2)
A shelter for homeless families will close next month, as its parent agency struggles to balance its books — and meet the need for emergency beds even as industrywide policy shifts towards longer-term supportive housing.
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 27, 2017 2:38 pm | Comments (25)
A one-to-three-inch scar, and the way he pulled his pants over his shoes, helped seal Rabbi Daniel Greer’s fate with police investigating whether he repeatedly sexually assaulted yeshiva students over a period of years.
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by Allan Appel | Jul 27, 2017 1:11 pm | Comments (18)
Micro-apartments? Wrong for a family neighborhood.
Monthly rents up to $1,700? Non-starters for middle-to-low-income Fair Haven.
This developer? Troubling track record.
Fair Haveners bombarded a selection committee with that take on a developer’s proposal to buy the shuttered Strong School from the city for $500,000 and spend $16.7 million converting it into apartments.
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by Paul Bass | Jul 27, 2017 7:56 am | Comments (11)
Top cops and city officials ventured to Newhallville Wednesday to show their faces amid a recent spate of gun violence — and heard an earful in return.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 26, 2017 6:21 pm | Comments (3)
Hundreds of immigrant rights activists took to the streets of Fair Haven to celebrate — rather than protest as planned — after a 43-year-old woman taking sanctuary in a neighborhood church won a stay allowing her to remain in the country.
Continue reading ‘A Victory March For Nury’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 26, 2017 7:55 am | Comments (12)
It took two ballots and some last-minute arm-twisting for Democrats to endorse a candidate for probate judge Tuesday night — but the race has only just begun.
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by Paul Bass | Jul 26, 2017 7:54 am | Comments (8)
The Democratic Party nominated three candidates for top offices Tuesday night at a convention that, on the surface, demonstrated no internal divisions — for now.
Continue reading ‘Dems Endorse Harp, Smart, Joyner’
by Christopher Peak | Jul 26, 2017 7:54 am | Comments (2)
A 14-year-old boy’s body lay in an open casket Tuesday morning, head resting on a pillow. Teenage boys covered their mouths with their fists as they approached the casket and silently wiped tears from their eyes; the girls went up in groups, interlocking their arms and sobbing into each other’s shoulders.
By the time they left the church, they heard calls to learn from the death of the boy, Tyriek Keyes. From his mother, they heard a determination “not to give up on justice.”
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 25, 2017 7:59 am | Comments (4)
Nury Chavarria’s decision to hole up in a Fair Haven church to evade deportation wasn’t the first time that she has fled her home to seek sanctuary.
In 1993, near the end of a three-decade civil war, government soldiers ransacked her village in El Petén, Guatemala’s northernmost region, forcing her to vacate her house and sleep overnight in a school. Shortly after, she flew to America, seeking a respite from her country’s violence and poverty.
Continue reading ‘As Nation Listens, Nury Embraces Role’
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 24, 2017 12:24 pm | Comments (18)
A section of Whalley Avenue is in the running to get safer for pedestrians. All the city has to do is find some money to make that happen.
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