by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 21, 2015 9:11 am | Comments (13)
When Common Core came to New Haven, Garfield Pilliner told a gathering in Dixwell, his classroom changed.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 20, 2015 8:34 am | Comments (2)
Officers Paul Finch and Todd Kelley fielded students’ questions on how to interact with police officers and hold them accountable for mistreatment—as part of a series of workshops dedicated to honoring a man arrested 30 times for nonviolent protest.
by Lucy Gellman | Jan 20, 2015 8:24 am
Poised at the front of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Robert Davis raised his chin, lifting his lips to the microphone.
Voice steady, he read: “We must use our time creatively, in knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right. Now is the time to make real the promise to democracy and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.”
by Allan Appel | Jan 18, 2015 9:24 am | Comments (2)
Waiting outside the church on Orchard Street, Engine 16’s shining fenders and rails were draped in black and ready to lead a funeral cortege in honor of pioneering firefighter Linda D. Cohens.
The lapels of the hundreds of her fellow fire fighters, paramedics, police officers, and other uniformed service members, and officials from towns all around sported a brighter color: the orange ribbons Cohens’ mother requested to reflect her fallen daughter’s positive, always-giving, and loving spirit.
by David Sepulveda | Jan 8, 2015 3:56 pm | Comments (1)
The City of New Haven is offering a new opportunity for area artists through a special program with a long history.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 8, 2015 7:46 am | Comments (17)
If developer Juan Salas-Romer has his way, people in the Dixwell neighborhood will have a cozy place to enjoy fresh baked bread and coffee just as people downtown do, amid newly built housing.
by Paul Bass | Dec 24, 2014 10:37 am | Comments (6)
The Rev. Eldren Morrison doesn’t “preach headlines.” He nevertheless found himself at the center of two headline stories in 2014, while a bigger story unfolded behind the scenes on Dixwell Avenue—a story about generational change.
by Staff | Dec 22, 2014 9:09 am | Comments (2)
Toys for over 100 kids vanished from New Haven’s former armory—then at least that many reappeared after a call went out for help.
by Allan Appel | Dec 16, 2014 7:57 am
Santa’s uniformed helpers are out early this season, and this year they’ll include a whole class of new police recruits.
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 26, 2014 2:10 pm
With Miss Mae Ola Riddick looking over their shoulders, members of the Dixwell community continued her legacy of feeding those in need for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.