by Thomas Breen | Jan 17, 2018 7:58 am | Comments (3)
Two New Haven police officers found Mark Cochran, 55 — the first person targeted for help in an experimental program to keep nonviolent offenders out of jail — slumped over and intoxicated behind Trinity Church on the Green.
Continue reading ‘New Program Couldn’t Keep Him Alive’
by Paul Bass | Jan 9, 2018 4:53 pm | Comments (5)
Martha Okafor is leaving City Hall at a time when ambitious social programs she has helped put together — tackling domestic abuse and incarceration of nonviolent offenders, for instance — are taking shape.
Continue reading ‘Social Services Chief Resigns’
by Allan Appel | Jan 8, 2018 12:07 am | Comments (1)
Kelly Munson and Kraig Patzlaff have been a couple for three years, for most of that time homeless.
They can kiss and even cuddle—although no sexual activity is permitted—and quietly listen to their favorite music together in the city’s newest warming center.
Continue reading ‘New Warming Center Earns Its Name’
by Staff | Dec 1, 2017 12:19 pm | Comments (2)
New Haven, which enjoys a reputation as a “foodie destination” for high-end dining, also has a hunger problem.
Continue reading ‘Study Documents Rising Hunger’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 22, 2017 7:51 am
The speed with which Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s claimed Dom Gatto’s elderly father and mother is only a glimpse at the crisis families will face when Baby Boomers like him start to need more care.
Continue reading ‘Getting Ahead Of The ‘Silver Tsunami’’
by Brian Slattery | Oct 12, 2017 12:00 pm
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the New Haven-based nonprofit Christian Community Action is bringing legendary musician and social activist Harry Belafonte to the stage of the Shubert Theatre on College Street.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 11, 2017 2:33 pm | Comments (11)
Rasheen Murphy grew up in the Hill in the early 1990s. She saw friends and family struggle with drug addiction and fall victim to violent crime and incarceration. She had her first child at age 15, while still a student at Wilbur Cross High School.
Continue reading ‘Woman Takes LEAD On Familiar Turf’
by Staff | Oct 4, 2017 12:01 pm | Comments (1)
Babz Rawls-Ivy is the editor of the Inner-City News, the host of daily WNHH FM’s “LoveBabz LoveTalk,” and a frequent guest on WNHH shows. Jeff Grant is the executive director of Family ReEntry, a social service organization in Bridgeport working with people who have gotten out of prison, and helping to prevent them from going back in.
They’ve both also served prison sentences themselves. They are now co-hosts of a new show on WNHH, “Criminal Justice Insider,” that tackles criminal justice issues from the inside out.
Continue reading ‘Criminal Justice, From The Inside Out’
by Staff | Oct 3, 2017 11:02 am | Comments (4)
The United Way of Greater New Haven sent in this write-up about the launch Tuesday to coincide with the launch of an annual campaign to help children and families in need, at a time when “funding cuts and general instability around the state budget process have sent shockwaves through the nonprofit community in Greater New Haven.” Click here to donate to the campaign.
Continue reading ‘Campaign Launched To Help Vulnerable Children & Families’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 28, 2017 11:50 am | Comments (1)
James Walker believes in the power of second chances. He believes his plan to bring housing and jobs to Shelton Avenue could offer a second chance for Newhallville.
Regulatory hurdles have reminded him that second chances don’t come easy, or cheap.
Continue reading ‘Shelton Ave. “Believer” Pursues Lots’