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‘Tis The Season To End Mass Incarceration

by Rev. Marilyn B. Kendrix | Dec 22, 2014 12:06 pm | Comments (1)

This article was submitted by the Rev. Marilyn B. Kendrix, associate pastor at the Church of the Redeemer in New Haven and a member of the Malta Justice Initiative.

We find ourselves once again in the season between Thanksgiving and Christmas when the bell ringing Salvation Army troops have been deployed to malls and grocery stores across Connecticut.

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Student Debate Tourney Homes In On Restorative Justice

by Staff | Dec 15, 2014 6:45 am | Comments (1)

Contributed Photos This article was submitted by Rachel Heerema of the Citywide Youth Coalition.
The City of New Haven Youth Department, New Haven Public Schools, Yale University Urban Debate League and Citywide Youth Coalition hosted the first high school student debate tournament in New Haven.

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Over 350 Kids Share A “Thankful Dinner”

by Henry Fernandez | Nov 26, 2014 8:23 am

Anna Poludenko Photo Every year just before Thanksgiving, LEAP has its annual Thankful Dinner.  This year’s was held Tuesday at the Elks Club on Dixwell Avenue. Over 350 LEAP kids and their counselors came together to have dinner and share what they are thankful for over the last year.

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Firefighter Relay Reaches New Haven

by Staff | Oct 7, 2014 5:23 am

Daniel Del Prete Photo Six New Haven Fire Department recruits (pictured) ran in Sunday’s Tommy Fund Firefighter Relay in Westville. The runners carried a 50-foot-long fire hose inscribed with the names of New Haven firefighters who have perished in the line of duty.

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Good Eggs Honored

by Staff | Oct 6, 2014 7:27 am

Contributed PHotos The Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund honored two people and one New Haven nonprofit for their work in the community during this year’s Good Egg Celebration.

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New Teacher-Developed Curricular Resources Available

by Josiah Brown | Oct 6, 2014 2:42 am

New Teacher-Developed Curricular Resources Available; Partnership Begins 38th Year

Curriculum units that teachers from 19 New Haven public schools developed as Fellows in four Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute seminars in 2014 are available at this website. (http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/)

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Literacy Coalition Welcomes New Board Colleagues

by Josiah Brown | Sep 2, 2014 5:11 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 4:22 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 7:26 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 12:48 pm | Comments (2)

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

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Sidewalks and Curb damage
Dec 22, 2014 2:58 pm
Address: 1446 Ella T Grasso Blvd New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 3

Severe sidewalk, curb damage...... Please repair the sidewalk on my block....

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Illegal Dumping
Dec 22, 2014 2:54 pm
Address: 30-78 Warwick Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 5

The giant ditch in front of the elementary school is becoming New Havens latest...

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