by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 16, 2017 2:17 pm
When Tyshawna Neal-Dixon was in her early teens, showing up to Dixwell’s Stetson Branch Library with her brother to use the computers and pick up books, she didn’t know that the foundation for her future was being laid every time she stepped in the doors.
Continue reading ‘Dixwell Librarian Passes The Torch’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 16, 2017 8:15 am | Comments (39)
In Mayor Toni Harp’s New Haven, violent crime has fallen nearly 75 percent in six years. In challenger Marcus Paca’s New Haven, bullets still fly in struggling neighborhoods, with victims shot “even in their own homes.”
Young people are flocking downtown for walkable living and a startup-friendly culture, in Harp’s city. In Paca’s, economic development hasn’t touched the Westville, Grand Avenue or the Dixwell main drags.
Continue reading ‘Harp, Paca Portray 2 New Havens’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 16, 2017 7:35 am | Comments (5)
Despite outward appearances, George Negron has been to hell and back — and now has the certificate to prove it.
Continue reading ‘Persistence Pays Off For Former Felons’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 15, 2017 8:14 am | Comments (11)
A new report estimates that it could cost about $185,000 to finish work on the overdue teen Escape Center and that the city might have some grounds to renegotiate its lease and find new uses for space that will soon be vacated by a senior center.
Continue reading ‘Stalled Teen Center Gets An Rx’
by Lucy Gellman | Jun 14, 2017 3:09 pm | Comments (24)
A young business that relies on locally grown food has sprouted wheels and is rolling into Winchester Lofts. Just don’t label it “farm-to-table.”
Continue reading ‘It’s Farm To Truck, Not Table’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 14, 2017 8:16 am | Comments (8)
A single mother said she knows what other moms need from a childcare center; her neighbors said she doesn’t know what belongs on their residential street.
Continue reading ‘On Tilton, It’s Parking vs. Late-Shift Moms’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 13, 2017 4:24 pm | Comments (9)
New Haven’s Board of Education needs to fill nearly 100 job vacancies without paying a premium for hard-to-find bilingual teachers. Where to look for help? A bankrupt Caribbean island, for starters.
Continue reading ‘School Board Sets Sights On Puerto Rico’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 13, 2017 12:58 pm | Comments (9)
Members of the public took turns calling New Haven’s Board of Education members hypocrites, incompetents, failures, unethical sleazes — and perhaps lowest of all, politicians — as tempers inside Beecher School matched the temperatures outside.
Continue reading ‘Want To Trash A Board Member? Line Up’
by Samuel Hadelman | Jun 13, 2017 12:55 pm | Comments (4)
Two years after a mothballed theater sprang back to life, College Street is a changed place — a place New Haven dreamed it would become three decades ago.
Continue reading ‘6 Days, 5 Shows ... & A Dream Realized’
by Lucy Gellman | Jun 12, 2017 12:22 pm | Comments (10)
A dark East Rock underpass is about to get brighter, thanks to a few rounds of happy hour drinks.
Continue reading ‘“Munchies” Solve Streetlight Snag’