by Martha Stone | Apr 22, 2014 12:14 pm | Comments (2)
(Opinion) The nation is shocked that Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families has sent an abused girl in its care – a girl facing no criminal charges – to an adult prison. I wish that I could be shocked, too.
by Staff | Apr 18, 2014 12:05 pm | Comments (1)
A reunion’s coming up, as a beloved stalwart of the old Winchester School (now Wexler/Grant) returns to town.
by Staff | Apr 17, 2014 12:16 pm | Comments (4)
Xiao Wang sent in the following write-up about the success of local students at the Marshall-Brennan National Moot Court Competition.
by Staff | Apr 9, 2014 2:43 pm
The Friends Center for Children, which opened last fall on East Grand Avenue, sent in the following write-up of an event it held.
by Staff | Mar 27, 2014 3:16 pm | Comments (5)
William Oberg of Cottage Street was in the neighborhood late Wednesday afternoon as high winds tore a huge tree limb—“the size of a good sized-tree” itself—from an even huger maple. Police closed off the street as crews worked for hours to clear the area.
“This tree was a lovely old shade tree and will be sadly missed by everyone on Cottage Street!” Oberg wrote.
by Sandra Santy | Mar 18, 2014 4:02 pm
Sandra Santy, a member of the volunteer board of directors of the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven, sent in the following account of a conference that she attended on behalf of the Coalition.
I was honored to represent the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven at the 2014 Families Learning Summit and National Conference on Family Literacy in Washington, D.C. for two-plus days in February. The conference was presented by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), formerly known as the National Center for Family Literacy, a national nonprofit organization committed to helping adults and children learn together. The lead sponsor was Toyota, which partnered with NCFL in 2003 to create the Toyota Family Literacy program. This program increases basic language and literacy skills with Hispanic and other immigrant families by bringing parents into their children’s classrooms. The Toyota and NCFL partnership has benefited more than 50 communities and 30 states.
by Paul Wessel | Mar 17, 2014 11:00 am | Comments (8)
Former city transit chief Paul Wessel contributed this opinion article about fencing at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
—- Robert Frost, Mending Wall
by Leonard J. Honeyman | Mar 11, 2014 1:38 pm
Leonard J. Honeyman of Congregation Bikur Cholim Sheveth Achim on Marvel Road sent in this write-up about an event there this past Sunday:
The resurgence of right-wing parties and their anti-Semitic words and actions in Europe in general, and Hungary in particular, is looking more and more like the events in the years before and during the Holocaust.
by Tara Ehler | Mar 5, 2014 1:21 pm | Comments (6)
In the five years I taught in New Haven Public Schools, three of my students were murdered.
by Liam Brennan | Feb 11, 2014 5:56 pm | Comments (38)
A car struck my bike, with my 3-year-old son in the attached child seat, as I was riding eastbound on Edgewood Avenue toward Edgewood Park in October. The driver, to avoid slowing down for another car turning left, cut from the left lane into the right lane and banged into my handlebars, knocking us toward the curb.
The driver never stopped to see if we were injured. The car struck us in order to get to the corner of Ella Gross Boulevard a few seconds early – where the driver proceeded to wait at a red light.