by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jun 26, 2015 4:50 pm | Comments (6)
Clyde Thompson had a new visitor to his barber’s shop on Dixwell Ave Friday afternoon: U.S. Senator Chris Murphy. While he could not convince the senator to stay to get his hair trimmed, together they launched plans to improve access for small businesses in the city.
by Paul Bass | Jun 25, 2015 5:53 pm | Comments (31)
No, this isn’t Brooklyn.
by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jun 24, 2015 3:07 pm | Comments (2)
At a packed church service, Mayor Toni Harp added her voice to a nationwide call to bring down the Confederate flag in South Carolina, and brought the challenge of tackling racism home to New Haven’s door.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 22, 2015 7:57 am | Comments (15)
One man told of cops stopping him for driving while black, of his son being unfairly arrested. Another spoke of barriers to “moving freely” in the suburbs.
Familiar stories about the sea of distrust that separates officers from the black and brown communities they police — only these were being told by cops.
by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jun 22, 2015 7:52 am | Comments (1)
Volunteers and local educators “blitzed” through New Haven streets to make sure no child goes hungry this summer.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 15, 2015 2:29 pm | Comments (5)
Issac Newton Kinity has a doctorate in counseling and psychology. He works by day repairing airplane engines. But what he really wants to do is start a business serving food from his home continent of Africa.
by Lucy Gellman | Jun 10, 2015 11:01 am
Not far from the asphalt running track outside Wexler-Grant School in Dixwell, the New Haven Museum’s Amy Durbin and Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky were helping build sound sandwiches from jumbo Popsicle sticks and rubber bands, directing those who had finished to an oral history project just yards away on the lawn, where Baobab Tree Studios had set up shop for the day.
by Paul Bass | May 15, 2015 2:14 pm | Comments (24)
Seeing a white Highlander SUV blocking an Orange Street bike lane, Stephen Saladino hit the brakes. He dismounted his city-issued Fuji and whipped out his Zebra-brand ticketing device, which caught the attention of a man on the sidewalk.
“I own the store here!” the man announced. “My customers can’t park here?”
by Staff | May 11, 2015 7:49 pm
The singing and drumming and climbing and thinking start in Fair Haven. Then the Hill. Then Dixwell. Then the center of town.
by Paul Bass | May 10, 2015 7:05 pm | Comments (3)
A parade celebrating a fictional neighborhood-clean-up character named Freddie Fixer had a new real-life star this year: mom.