Dixwell

Tyriek Keyes Laid To Rest

by Christopher Peak | Jul 26, 2017 7:54 am | Comments (2)

Christopher Peak Photo A 14-year-old boy’s body lay in an open casket Tuesday morning, head resting on a pillow. Teenage boys covered their mouths with their fists as they approached the casket and silently wiped tears from their eyes; the girls went up in groups, interlocking their arms and sobbing into each other’s shoulders.

By the time they left the church, they heard calls to learn from the death of the boy, Tyriek Keyes. From his mother, they heard a determination “not to give up on justice.”

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Why They Run

by Paul Bass | Jul 13, 2017 12:10 pm | Comments (1)

Paul Bass Photo Incumbent Alders Jeanette Morrison (Dixwell), Evelyn Rodriguez and David Reyes (the Hill) and alder candidate Ron Hurt Thursday talked about why they’re running for reelection and election this year on the latest edition of WNHH radio’s “Dateline New Haven” program.

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Grate-ness Recognized

by Hailey Fuchs | Jun 24, 2017 10:20 pm | Comments (2)

Hailey Fuchs Photo Years ago, a bus would stop across the street from a gas station and mini-mart Joe Grate ran at Dixwell and Munson called Triangle Mobil, and little boys from Newhallville used to climb atop the back of the bus to rock it. One day, Grate, who saw that the boys needed some discipline, hopped over the fence and paddled the troublemakers. Chuckling, he remembered how the boys’ mothers later thanked him for it.

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