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Literacy Coalition Welcomes New Board Colleagues

by Josiah Brown | Sep 2, 2014 6:11 am

Josiah Brown of the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven sent in this release:

With International Literacy Day approaching Sept. 8 and a new school year underway, the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven has welcomed five new members to its volunteer board of directors:

Cheryl Cisero Durwin, professor of psychology at Southern Connecticut State University, whose research interests include reading development;

*Susan Holahan, who teaches English as a second language in the New Haven Public Schools (and who participated in a task force that resulted in the Coalition’s creation more than a decade ago);

*Eddie Rose, assistant professor of developmental mathematics at Housatonic Community College, with teaching experience also at Gateway, Southern, and in the New Haven Public Schools, among other institutions;

*Kyn Tolson, director of operations and development at Read to Grow, which focuses on early childhood;

*Donna Violante, executive director of Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven, which works with adults (and recently published “Hear Our Voices”).

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Back-To-School Backpacks Draw A Crowd

by Staff | Aug 15, 2014 5:22 am

Contributed Photo The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) distributed “close to 500 backpacks and school supplies” at its first-ever “Back to School Fair” Wednesday, according to spokeswoman Jasmin Franjul.

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4 “Urban Oases” Created In City Parks

by Staff | Aug 11, 2014 8:26 am

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Common Ground High School sent in these photos and the following write-up about the creation of urban wildlife refuges in New Haven, announced at an event Friday morning featuring kids, environmentalists, politicians and the United States Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS).

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Parker Wins The Gold

by Staff | Aug 4, 2014 1:48 pm | Comments (2)

Contributed Photos The following is a release from the New Haven Age Group Track Club.

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The Harmonics Of Walden Moore

by Duo Dickinson | Jun 26, 2014 12:30 pm | Comments (2)

Isabel Chenoweth Photo Two New Haven traditions—Mory’s and Trinity Church on the Green—were fused in a celebration of a man who has become almost as humanly iconic as those two places—Walden Moore.

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Local Soccer Stars Shine

by Annie Harper | Jun 25, 2014 10:33 am

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World Cup fever has swept New Haven, with a week of thrilling games and surprising results – the USA tying with Portugal and beating Ghana, who later held their own against Germany, Costa Rica beating Italy, Argentina barely managing to scrape to a 1-0 against Iran, the once great Spain and England out in the first round.

But there were no more exciting World Cup games last weekend than the Saturday morning championship games of the Elm City Middle School League, at Ella Grasso Boulevard right here in New Haven.

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Bowling For Book Bags

by Staff | Jun 24, 2014 1:00 pm

Adrian Pate sent in this info about a recent Hands For Help bowling fundraiser for an upcoming back-to-school supplies drive.

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Word

by Staff | May 29, 2014 2:56 pm | Comments (2)

Citywide Youth Coalition’s Rachel Hereema sent in this write-up and these photos about a recent Youth Summit.

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Pols Pop In On Bike To Work

by Staff | May 19, 2014 10:48 am | Comments (4)

Melinda Tuhus Photo Melinda Tuhus of Elm City Cycling sent in this write-up and photo about Bike to Work Day.

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The Work Gets Done At Davenport Children’s Community Garden

by Staff | May 15, 2014 12:14 pm

Kathleen Cei Photos United Way of Greater New Haven sent in the following writeup by Cara McDonough from a recent community service event.

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