by Lucy Gellman | Jul 27, 2015 1:20 pm | Comments (5)
Dymin Ellis was tired of watching mothers wash their boys’ blood away with tears. Jasmine Smith wanted to explore the criminal justice system through fairytale metaphor. Mya Baldwin found that no one looked like her – or was particularly interested in making her feel welcome – on the cheerleading team. And on his way to a job interview, Myles Davis was pinned swiftly to the ground on the basis of his black skin.
by Paul Bass | Jul 24, 2015 4:03 pm | Comments (37)
Boosters charged with promoting New Haven found themselves at odds over how to convince the national media not to call the city a dump.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 24, 2015 2:02 pm | Comments (10)
Following people into restaurants. Going table-to-table asking for money. Pressuring people for spare change at parking meters. Tag-teaming high-traffic intersections.
Panhandlers are using those high-pressure tactics, according to downtown and Wooster Square neighbors. They’ve appealed for help.
by David Sepulveda | Jul 24, 2015 8:37 am | Comments (90)
A heated tête–à–tête between Westville Alder Adam Marchand and Carol Frawley, owner of Deja Brew Cafe, over bike lanes versus parking spots drew both recriminations and apologies in the wake of a public meeting held at the coffee shop.
by Paul Bass | Jul 22, 2015 11:40 pm | Comments (25)
While her counterparts in Connecticut’s other top cities are waging bruising battles for reelection, Mayor Toni Harp won the Democratic Party’s unanimous endorsement for a second two-year term at a drama-free convention.
The convention took place Wednesday evening inside Career High School’s auditorium.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 22, 2015 3:35 pm | Comments (4)
Nitza Diaz “hurts” to see English language learners (ELL) struggle to grasp the material, because she was there, too, as a teenager from Puerto Rico. She said she’s running for the Board of Education elected position in part to make the district’s ELL policies more consistent across all schools.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 22, 2015 7:54 am | Comments (8)
If not for the Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA), Michelle Duprey might not have been able to wheel her way up to the stage of the library’s “program room.”
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 21, 2015 12:10 pm | Comments (12)
Drip coffee. Iced coffee. Small coffee. Tall coffee. Live music?
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 21, 2015 9:18 am | Comments (8)
Following an expedited search process, the Board of Ed unanimously voted in new principals for Fair Haven School and High School in the Community (HSC).
by Jonathan Hopkins | Jul 20, 2015 4:26 pm | Comments (18)
Despite desegregation efforts in the last half century like the Fair Housing Act, Sheff vs O’Neill, and Connecticut Statute 8-30g among others, New Haven – like many places – remains segregated along socio-economic lines. What’s more, neighborhood inequality has risen in Connecticut since 1980, with more residents living in either “very rich” or “very poor” neighborhoods and fewer living in “middle class” neighborhoods over the last 35 years.