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In Dixwell Gym, Eyes Open

by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 27, 2015 2:00 pm

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.

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History, Act II

by Staff | Feb 20, 2015 1:34 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.

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Downtown-Style Dixwell Deal Green-Lighted

by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 20, 2015 1:24 pm | Comments (28)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.

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Raid Reveals Alleged Counterfeit Shipping Center

by Paul Bass | Feb 5, 2015 6:25 pm | Comments (5)

Paul Bass Photo A raid of alleged illegal apartments inside a former Dixwell factory Thursday unearthed a trove of headsets from China repackaged into Dr. Dre “Beats” and “Lg Tone+” headsets.

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Common Ground Found On Common Core

by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 21, 2015 9:11 am | Comments (13)

Aliyya Swaby Photo When Common Core came to New Haven, Garfield Pilliner told a gathering in Dixwell, his classroom changed.

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Community Policing And Swing Dancing Capture MLK Spirit

by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 20, 2015 8:34 am | Comments (2)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Officers Paul Finch and Todd Kelley fielded students’ questions on how to interact with police officers and hold them accountable for mistreatment—as part of a series of workshops dedicated to honoring a man arrested 30 times for nonviolent protest.

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On Whalley, Every Voice Lifted

by Lucy Gellman | Jan 20, 2015 8:24 am

Poised at the front of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Robert Davis raised his chin, lifting his lips to the microphone.

Voice steady, he read: “We must use our time creatively, in knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right. Now is the time to make real the promise to democracy and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.”

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Firefighter Bid Farewell

by Allan Appel | Jan 18, 2015 9:24 am | Comments (2)

Allan Appel Photo Melissa Bailey PhotoWaiting outside the church on Orchard Street, Engine 16’s shining fenders and rails were draped in black and ready to lead a funeral cortege in honor of pioneering firefighter Linda D. Cohens.

The lapels of the hundreds of her fellow fire fighters, paramedics, police officers, and other uniformed service members, and officials from towns all around sported a brighter color: the orange ribbons Cohens’ mother requested to reflect her fallen daughter’s positive, always-giving, and loving spirit.

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City Issues Call To Artists

by David Sepulveda | Jan 8, 2015 3:56 pm | Comments (1)

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The City of New Haven is offering a new opportunity for area artists through a special program with a long history.

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Downtown-Style Complex Planned For Dixwell

by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 8, 2015 7:46 am | Comments (17)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Melissa Bailey Photo If developer Juan Salas-Romer has his way, people in the Dixwell neighborhood will have a cozy place to enjoy fresh baked bread and coffee just as people downtown do, amid newly built housing.

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