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Graves Brings “Obama Scholars” Back To The Classroom

by Allan Appel | Apr 21, 2014 8:01 am | Comments (2)

Allan Appel Photo “How many have seen or know someone who was murdered?”

Six of nine hands went up.

“How many have a family member who’s spent time in jail?”

Three of nine hands went up.

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Miss Hare Returns

by Staff | Apr 18, 2014 12:05 pm | Comments (1)

Sylvia Hare and Principal Barry Herman with Winchester students, circa 1975. A reunion’s coming up, as a beloved stalwart of the old Winchester School (now Wexler/Grant) returns to town.

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Schools Open For Safe Spring Break

by Allan Appel | Apr 15, 2014 3:17 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo Learning how baking soda and vinegar combine to make carbon dioxide gas to blow up a balloon was a hit with Sultanya Hamid. So was the kick ball.

The cheese pizza wasn’t bad either.

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“Afro-Vegan” Author Sings, Cooks, Inspires

by David Sepulveda | Apr 15, 2014 11:30 am

David Sepulveda Photo In the same church where hundreds recently mourned another murdered young man, a more hopeful appeal for survival rang out—from a superstar African-American vegan chef.

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New Haven Hustles To Keep Gary Alive

by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2014 3:23 pm | Comments (5)

Allan Appel Photo A probation supervisor came to Gary Henderson’s door on a mission—not to throw him back in jail, but to prevent him from becoming the next young New Havener shot to death.

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Time-Out Proposed At Slain Teen’s Funeral

by Allan Appel | Apr 2, 2014 5:23 pm | Comments (4)

Allan Appel Photo No shooting, no beatings, no drug dealing, no violence of any kind from now until Easter: A call for that two-week moratorium emerged from an emotional farewell funeral ceremony for Taijhon Washington,  the 17-year old who was killed in gun violence on the evening of March 24 near Butler and Lilac streets near the Lincoln-Bassett School in Newhallville.

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Shots Fired; School Locked Down; Message Sent

by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 28, 2014 8:15 am | Comments (5)

Thomas MacMillan Photo Hillhouse senior Raiquan Clark was back at his old middle school delivering a message to younger versions of himself—study hard and plan out your future, or else—when all of a sudden the intercom blared.

“Code red!” a voice called. “Code red!”

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Downtown Housing, Whalley Retail & Elderly Housing, & W. River Clean-Up OK’d

by Ike Swetlitz | Mar 20, 2014 9:16 am | Comments (1)

IKE SWETLITZ PHOTO New housing is coming downtown. New stores and apartments for the elderly are coming to lower Whalley. And West River is getting some spring cleaning.

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Q House “Mourning” Turns To Hope

by Allan Appel | Mar 18, 2014 5:14 pm | Comments (20)

Allan Appel Photo New Haven is getting $1 million to plan the rebirth of the Dixwell Community “Q” House—and, along with it, a neighborhood’s dreams.

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Retail Gurus’ Conclusion: Neighborhood Districts Need A Task Force

by Allan Appel | Mar 14, 2014 5:45 pm | Comments (11)

thomas macmillan photo After touring four of New Haven’s neighborhood commercial districts this week, two out-of-town experts unveiled their main suggestion Friday afternoon: Form a task force.

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Address: 257 Quinnipiac Avenue New Haven, Connecticut
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