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Plaza Honors City’s Black “King”

by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 15, 2014 5:14 am | Comments (4)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Bikers riding the Farmington Canal Trail slowed Saturday morning to watch as the city dedicated a planned plaza to William Lanson, an 19th Century black leader once disparagingly called the “King of the colored race” of New Haven.

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Architects Sketch Q House To Life

by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 12, 2014 7:57 am | Comments (19)

Zared Enterprises LLC A two-story central atrium exhibiting community artwork and artifacts. Two “child development” activity rooms for young people. A teaching kitchen to host cooking classes. A rooftop patio with herb gardens for seniors. A music recording studio adjacent a teen lounge. A half-court gymnasium.

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Rally Seeks Local Hiring For Living-Wage Jobs

by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 10, 2014 2:25 pm | Comments (16)

Aliyya Swaby Photo More than 400 people gathered at a rally to hear new data about how New Haveners are missing out on New Haven’s living-wage jobs—and to call for a change.

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Vibes Bring Parks Alive

by Lucy Gellman | Sep 2, 2014 2:53 pm

Ricky Draughn leaned into the microphone, members of his ensemble behind him poised at their instruments. “We gonna take it back to like ... 1972,” he declared with a laugh as they launched into a soulful version of Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady.”

 

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City’s Newest DJs: Aged 12 And Under

by Julia Zorthian | Aug 11, 2014 12:40 pm | Comments (2)

DJ Awesome stepped up to the turntable, laptop and mass of wires connecting the equipment to cheers from the audience of over 70 people.

DJ Awesome is 11 years old.

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In Dixwell, Tennis Beginners Get Into The Swing

by Jordi Gassó | Aug 7, 2014 12:03 pm | Comments (2)

Jordi Gassó Photo The tennis ball flew high beyond the net, over the coach’s head, past the court baseline, as 7-year-old Taylor Ward packed a strong forehand — perhaps too strong.

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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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Address: Whitney Ave. New Haven, Connecticut
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Address: 241 Kneeland Road New Haven, Connecticut
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