by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 5, 2016 4:14 pm
Eliazer asked Eliana Matalon in Spanish what he should do with the memories — the ones of gangs snatching people and killing them in front of him —that he has of trying to get from Guatemala to the United States.
Matalon, a Holocaust survivor, replied in the same tongue: Don’t dwell on them. Focus on getting an education. Improve yourself. Become a good man.
Continue reading ‘Eliana Inspires Eliazer, En Español’
by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 5, 2016 12:09 pm | Comments (3)
Jonathan Heller has taken 15 days off from teaching at Career High School this year to get chemotherapy for stage IV colon cancer — meaning he is considered “chronically absent” according to the district.
Continue reading ‘Teachers Feel Scapegoated On Sick Days’
by Paul Bass | Feb 5, 2016 7:26 am | Comments (7)
A crew hauled an evicted household’s belongings into a first-floor expanse where National Guard jeeps once stood, as a planned remaking of the old Goffe Street Armory begins taking shape.
Continue reading ‘Armory’s Rebirth Comes Into Focus’
by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 4, 2016 3:53 pm | Comments (4)
Hillhouse High School is getting an extra $675,000 along with and more structured oversight by administrators this semester, after a fall plagued by controversy and lack of unity.
Continue reading ‘Harries Releases 7-Point Hillhouse Plan’
by Lucy Gellman | Feb 4, 2016 7:41 am | Comments (12)
Henniker, N.H. — If elected president, Ted Cruz promised, he will reverse the policies of sanctuary cities and cut all federal funding of any that resist.
Continue reading ‘Ted Cruz Has Plans For New Haven’
by Paul Bass | Feb 3, 2016 4:00 pm | Comments (16)
In the wake of a study showing income inequality growing faster in New Haven than in any other U.S. city, Mayor Toni Harp Monday called for government to help lift the wages of workers on the lower rungs — specifically, school paraprofessionals.
Continue reading ‘Mayor Seeks 39+% Raises For Paras’
by Allan Appel | Feb 3, 2016 12:36 pm | Comments (12)
Narrow the zoning change.
Guarantee a buffer of smaller buildings so as not to dwarf existing homes.
Add three and maybe four-bedroom apartments so refugee families from the Church Street South debacle can stay in the neighborhood.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Suggest Tweaks To Hill Plan’
by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 3, 2016 7:44 am | Comments (23)
How do you get more people in the Hill and on Whalley riding buses or biking to work?
First step: bring the conversations to them.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors: Broaden Transit Talk’
by Paul Bass | Feb 2, 2016 2:13 pm | Comments (12)
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is joining the wave of empty-nesters selling homes and moving into downtown New Haven.
Continue reading ‘DeLauro’s Moving Downtown’
by Lucy Gellman | Feb 2, 2016 11:54 am | Comments (3)
Milford, N.H. —Two divergent paths led Bonita Yarboro and Debra Cohen from Connecticut to a door on Boxwood Court, leaflets in hand on an idealistic quest to elect Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Continue reading ‘Morris Cover Berns Up New Hampshire’