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by Staff | Dec 2, 2013 10:40 am | Comments (8)
(Updated Monday with full obituary) Louis Stone, a warm and widely respected leader in New Haven’s civic circles, died on Thanksgiving Day after a tragic accident.
by Allan Appel | Nov 25, 2013 3:32 pm
Old timers and new timers came together at a Whalley Avenue church to mark the centennial of a Catholic congregation that has grown smaller but still makes beautiful music together.
by Allan Appel | Oct 20, 2013 4:27 pm | Comments (2)
When Eliezer Greer’s wife lost one of two twins in childbirth, he didn’t want to ask God, “Why? Why this one?”
He decided to take on a project instead. He began to walk the Jewell Street cemeteries. They were in bad shape, the buried poorly documented. Would a tiny child buried here today be able to be found by a loved one or a distant relative on a quest in 50 years? Greer wondered. A hundred?
by Paul Bass | Sep 25, 2013 1:44 pm | Comments (4)
Rapper Travis Pittman gave up the street life. In his mom’s kitchen, he resumed slinging—a new smoothie packed with organic baby spinach, agave, and powder extracted from “the most powerful plant on land.”
by Paul Bass | Aug 27, 2013 3:09 pm | Comments (4)
Stanley Welch didn’t join the crowd at Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s historic “I Have A Dream” speech. Welch had already been there, done that—witnessing King’s speech in person 50 years ago, a life-altering moment that stays with him to this day.
by Cora Lewis | Aug 20, 2013 12:28 pm | Comments (7)
The mother of a Muslim student enrolled in a New Haven school, learning that her daughter was depressed, searched her daughter’s diary. She discovered entries about being taunted as “Bin Laden’s daughter” and a “towel head.”
by Staff | Aug 7, 2013 9:53 am
The Community Action Agency sent in this write-up about a recent planting project:
Community Action Agency of New Haven (CAANH) joined forces with the Whalley Avenue Special Services District (WASSD) to beautify Whalley Avenue from downtown to Blake Street with barrels and planter boxes filled with colorful flowers!
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 10, 2013 12:52 pm | Comments (2)
City zoners decided not to allow a daycare to open in Beaver Hills, and cast votes that will mean people will have more places to have a drink around town.
by Nick Defiesta | Jun 20, 2013 10:57 am | Comments (9)
The City Plan Commission Tuesday night sided with neighbors who don’t want a new day care center in Beaver Hills and don’t want neighbors parking on their lawns in East Rock.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 12, 2013 11:15 am | Comments (6)
Three years after neighbors helped kill a plan to open a convenience store on a residential stretch of Blake Street, the owners tried out a different idea: How about a daycare center?