by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 20, 2015 12:22 pm | Comments (1)
“You’re gonna hit one, two and then I’m going to swing,” Devonne “Da Bomb” Canady told Catrina Ganey. “Got it?” Ganey had it.
by Paul Bass | Mar 19, 2015 4:07 pm | Comments (6)
Dwayne Branch heard “some banging” outside as he set up the Prince Hall Masonic Temple for a weekly meeting.
by Lucy Gellman | Mar 19, 2015 3:05 pm | Comments (2)
When ConnCAT founder Erik Clemons first heard selections from brownsville song (b-side for tray), he realized something very quickly: Even the smallest section of Kimber Lee’s masterfully true-to-life script lent itself to hours of discussions he was waiting to have.
The same was true for youth worker Steve Driffin, who immediately seized on the importance of sharing the play’s narrative — a young, precious and imperiled black life — with the New Haven community as necessary and therapeutic.
by Allan Appel | Mar 18, 2015 12:26 pm
When she was growing up in Antigua, Pat Daniel was not allowed to join the steel band. Rehearsals were at night; participating was frowned on, especially for girls. When she came to New Haven, Daniel became one of the first members of the St. Luke’s Steel Band.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 17, 2015 3:12 pm | Comments (5)
A developer who was the lone bidder on a long vacant church in the Dixwell neighborhood has received final approval to purchase the property and pay about $10,500 less than he offered for it.
by Paul Bass | Mar 17, 2015 8:21 am | Comments (4)
Shovels in hand, Mike DeCarlo and Dave Lawlor hopped in and out of their public-works truck to patch five potholes along two blocks of Orchard Street. It took them a half hour; they expect to have to return soon.
by Staff | Mar 13, 2015 2:26 pm | Comments (7)
A Winchester Avenue tenant had a classic nightmare early Friday: that a car burst into his room and landed on top of him.
Only it wasn’t a dream. It was true.
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 27, 2015 3:00 pm
Gary Smikle pulled 13-year-old Sharmaine Donaldson out of the lineup. He swiped a punching mitt at her. Donaldson stepped back, but she never took her eyes off of him. She didn’t blink. She didn’t lose her fighting stance. She did not flinch or close her eyes.
by Staff | Feb 20, 2015 2:34 pm
The New Haven Firebird Society and Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church are sponsoring a black history theater workshop series for the last two Saturdays in February.
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 20, 2015 2:24 pm | Comments (28)
Thanks to a vote at City Hall this week, a one-time problem bar has moved closer to becoming a bakery-coffee shop with new apartments beside it at a section of Dixwell in transition.