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Women’s Fitness Mission Heads To Newhallville

by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 15, 2014 3:06 pm | Comments (2)

“Strong is sexy! And I am sexy, baby!” shouted the women in Mubarakah Ibrahim’s early morning “boot camp” exercise class. By fall, more women may be shouting those phrases—in free classes at a new not-for-profit gym in Newhallville.

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6 New Principals Set To Work

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 15, 2014 6:49 am | Comments (12)

Melissa Bailey Photo Six weeks before she is set to open an academy within Hillhouse High, Principal Fallon Daniels and her new assistant pondered a question: Would a first-period gym class lure kids to show up on time to school?

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“Team Waters” Posts A Winning Record

by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 14, 2014 8:16 am | Comments (6)

Thomas MacMillan Photo While other teens spend their summer walking to the park to play pickup basketball, 16-year-old Tremont Waters has been traveling the country to play hoops at Nike’s invitation—as his dad fields scholarship offers from basketball-powerhouse universities.

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Cashmere & Taurai Network

by Allan Appel | Jul 10, 2014 8:10 am

Allan Appel Photo Cashmere Streater, who grew up in New Haven, had never met anyone from Zimbabwe, let alone an African businessman developing power plants there.

She asked Taurai Chinyamakobvu if there were internship opportunities in his country. Not many, he said, but it’s a good idea that should be worked on.

Then they traded contact info.

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Baby Danielle Turns 21, Posthumously

by Allan Appel | Jul 6, 2014 11:00 am

Allan Appel PHoto With purple, pink, and white balloons, and a first birthday cake that she herself never saw, relatives and friends Saturday celebrated what might have been the 21st birthday of Danielle Monique Taft.

She was the infant child whose shocking death to drug and gun violence in 1994 helped inaugurate the policy of community policing that continues to change New Haven for the better.

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“Ice The Beef” Finds A Home

by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 3, 2014 4:24 pm | Comments (1)

Thomas MacMillan Photo As the summer heats up, a violence prevention program has a new place to chill.

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2 Decades Later, Danielle’s Spirit Moves Dixwell

by Paul Bass | Jul 3, 2014 1:47 pm | Comments (3)

Paul Bass Photo Danielle Monique Taft didn’t make it to her 21st birthday. Or to her first. Her family, her friends, and New Haveners startled by her murder will celebrate her birthday anyway.

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Stetson Library Kicks Off Summer Reading

by Meagan Jordan | Jun 16, 2014 8:15 am

Jennifer Nelson’s three kids got a start on summer reading Saturday—as well as a spot in a weekly skateboarding program.

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Yale Preps Lower Dixwell Makeover

by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 11, 2014 1:04 pm | Comments (25)

Thomas MacMillan Photo The UPS store near the corner of Dixwell and Goffe is packing up and shipping out.

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Angelou Appears After All

by Melissa Bailey | Jun 2, 2014 6:16 pm | Comments (3)

Melissa Bailey Photo Just days after her death, Maya Angelou disappeared from outside an Orchard Street corner store—then reappeared to “wake up” and inspire the Dixwell neighborhood.

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