by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 23, 2015 8:23 am | Comments (27)
Riding the city’s newest bike lane down North Frontage between South Orange and York was easy going until I hit the corner of Church Street — and almost literally hit a street sign pole, as well as a fleet of veering traffic.
by Paul Bass | Jun 22, 2015 3:34 pm | Comments (17)
The developer of a soon-to-open apartment-retail building at Chapel and Howe streets vowed to make “right” a slew of alleged labor violations — which he said the state might have cited in error.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 22, 2015 7:57 am | Comments (15)
One man told of cops stopping him for driving while black, of his son being unfairly arrested. Another spoke of barriers to “moving freely” in the suburbs.
Familiar stories about the sea of distrust that separates officers from the black and brown communities they police — only these were being told by cops.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 19, 2015 2:06 pm | Comments (37)
With an unexpected day off, I decided to finally run an errand at Best Buy in Orange. I don’t have a car—so you can imagine why I’d put it off.
by Paul Bass | Jun 19, 2015 1:59 pm | Comments (16)
An abandoned bus garage at the gateway to Fair Haven could become a big-box supermarket — or else a “cool space” incubation hub for “a new generation of makers.”
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 19, 2015 11:19 am
The day after a white supremacist killed nine black people in a Charleston, S.C., church, an actor with Charleston roots brought home the violence facing black Americans for a mostly white audience up north, tossing around the “n” word and raising uncomfortable questions about how we view victims.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 18, 2015 5:14 pm | Comments (14)
Bike and pedestrian-friendly trails that connect to each other and to public transit. Sea walls, flood plains and roads that are prepared for climate change-sparked super storms. More space for people to grow food; less space for big-box stores and parking.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 18, 2015 11:03 am | Comments (4)
The fish was splayed on the cutting board as though given wings. But with its missing head, the only thing it was flying toward was a vat of hot oil.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 17, 2015 4:00 pm | Comments (5)
After serving 21 years of a 70-year sentence, Stefon Morant will walk free as soon as this week—the second man released from prison thanks to revelations about a New Haven cop with connections to the drug trade.
by Paul Bass | Jun 17, 2015 8:11 am | Comments (18)
Schools Superintendent Garth Harries has removed the entire leadership team at High School in the Community, leaving its teacher-run tradition in doubt.