by Allan Appel | Apr 21, 2014 8:01 am | Comments (2)
“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.
by Staff | Apr 18, 2014 12:05 pm | Comments (1)
A reunion’s coming up, as a beloved stalwart of the old Winchester School (now Wexler/Grant) returns to town.
by Allan Appel | Apr 15, 2014 3:17 pm | Comments (1)
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.
by David Sepulveda | Apr 15, 2014 11:30 am
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.
by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2014 3:23 pm | Comments (5)
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.
by Allan Appel | Apr 2, 2014 5:23 pm | Comments (4)
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.
by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 28, 2014 8:15 am | Comments (5)
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!”
by Ike Swetlitz | Mar 20, 2014 9:16 am | Comments (1)
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.
by Allan Appel | Mar 18, 2014 5:14 pm | Comments (20)
New Haven is getting $1 million to plan the rebirth of the Dixwell Community “Q” House—and, along with it, a neighborhood’s dreams.
by Allan Appel | Mar 14, 2014 5:45 pm | Comments (11)
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.