by Christopher Peak | Jul 26, 2017 7:54 am | Comments (2)
A 14-year-old boy’s body lay in an open casket Tuesday morning, head resting on a pillow. Teenage boys covered their mouths with their fists as they approached the casket and silently wiped tears from their eyes; the girls went up in groups, interlocking their arms and sobbing into each other’s shoulders.
By the time they left the church, they heard calls to learn from the death of the boy, Tyriek Keyes. From his mother, they heard a determination “not to give up on justice.”
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 20, 2017 8:07 am | Comments (11)
A developer won permission to stockpile clean dirt in preparation for the cleanup and future development of a former Winchester Repeating Arms factory — over the objections of one City Plan commissioner who argued that the neighborhood has been shut out of the process.
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by Samuel Hadelman | Jul 20, 2017 7:50 am | Comments (3)
Chubb Rock, a rapper popular for the 1991 smash hit “Treat ‘Em Right,” gave New Haven a soulful performance Wednesday evening in Goffe Street Park to launch this summer’s Cool Breeze in the Park Series.
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by Paul Bass | Jul 13, 2017 12:10 pm | Comments (1)
Incumbent Alders Jeanette Morrison (Dixwell), Evelyn Rodriguez and David Reyes (the Hill) and alder candidate Ron Hurt Thursday talked about why they’re running for reelection and election this year on the latest edition of WNHH radio’s “Dateline New Haven” program.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 7, 2017 11:54 am | Comments (3)
Jesse Hameen II has lived in a white house abutting the edge of the former Winchester Repeating Arms parking lot since he was 12 years old. Now, in his 70s, he looks forward to a Colorado developer’s planned cleanup and redevelopment of the site — but worries about the mess that’s there in the meantime.
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by Hailey Fuchs | Jun 24, 2017 10:20 pm | Comments (2)
Years ago, a bus would stop across the street from a gas station and mini-mart Joe Grate ran at Dixwell and Munson called Triangle Mobil, and little boys from Newhallville used to climb atop the back of the bus to rock it. One day, Grate, who saw that the boys needed some discipline, hopped over the fence and paddled the troublemakers. Chuckling, he remembered how the boys’ mothers later thanked him for it.
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by David Sepulveda | Jun 19, 2017 2:29 pm | Comments (4)
Parks can be places where people make new friends. On Saturday, it was a park itself that made new friends as community leaders, officials, and city wide residents gathered to inaugurate and celebrate the launch of Friends of Goffe Street Park, the newest among 15 park advocacy and stewardship groups across the city.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 16, 2017 2:17 pm
When Tyshawna Neal-Dixon was in her early teens, showing up to Dixwell’s Stetson Branch Library with her brother to use the computers and pick up books, she didn’t know that the foundation for her future was being laid every time she stepped in the doors.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 15, 2017 8:14 am | Comments (11)
A new report estimates that it could cost about $185,000 to finish work on the overdue teen Escape Center and that the city might have some grounds to renegotiate its lease and find new uses for space that will soon be vacated by a senior center.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 14, 2017 8:16 am | Comments (8)
A single mother said she knows what other moms need from a childcare center; her neighbors said she doesn’t know what belongs on their residential street.
Continue reading ‘On Tilton, It’s Parking vs. Late-Shift Moms’