by Paul Bass | Nov 20, 2015 1:47 pm | Comments (14)
KIKO Milano cosmetics came to Broadway, then Tropical Smoothies opened up on Dixwell Avenue, across the invisible barrier separating Yale from New Haven’s black community.
Is that progress? And who’s welcome?
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by Staff | Nov 17, 2015 12:10 pm
The annual turkey drive conducted in the memory of the late Dixwell activist Mae Ola Riddick is kicking into high gear.
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by Allan Appel | Nov 12, 2015 5:13 pm | Comments (15)
As a federal official announced a proposed ban on smoking in all public-housing developments, some New Haven tenants said they aren’t ready to butt out in the privacy of their homes.
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by Brian Slattery | Nov 11, 2015 1:03 pm | Comments (8)
Zarko Stojanovski was beaming as Tropical Smoothie Café at 15 Dixwell Ave. flooded with city and Yale officials and press — in addition to its usual clientele — for the store’s official grand opening on Tuesday.
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by Emma Bromage | Oct 30, 2015 6:06 am | Comments (1)
A skeleton, an orphan and Spiderman entered a scary hall Thursday night—and emerged unscathed.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 22, 2015 12:30 pm | Comments (1)
Jan Simmons said she understands that the process of funding the Dixwell Community “Q” House reconstruction is long—but she doesn’t feel “optimistic” that it will happen in the near future.
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by Paul Bass | Sep 29, 2015 3:01 pm | Comments (1)
A Super Soaker in Diane Brown’s office stands as a reminder of how far the Stetson Branch Library has come over the past decade—and its promise for the decade ahead.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 29, 2015 12:09 pm | Comments (22)
With local brass band Kings of Harmony belting out a toe-tapping rendition of “Oh Happy Day,” the only thing missing in front of the newest development in the Dixwell neighborhood was a second line.
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by Paul Bass | Sep 8, 2015 3:24 pm | Comments (5)
With strokes of three pens, the city and a Dixwell church teamed up to provide a place to sleep for for some of New Haven’s 400-plus couch-surfing homeless teens.
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by Paul Bass | Sep 4, 2015 2:33 pm | Comments (8)
When the Independent published its first article on Sept. 6, 2005, the apartment building at 235 Winchester Ave. looked like this:
Ten years later it looks like ...
Continue reading ‘A Decade Later, Much Changed. Not Everything’