by Sophie Haigney | Sep 29, 2016 12:14 pm | Comments (1)
“I’ve always wanted to appear on a program with Curtis Mayfield and Duke Ellington,” joked Rev. Frederick Streets joked from the pulpit.
In fact, he was sharing his church with those prophets, or at least the music they left behind.
Continue reading ‘Dixwell UCC Elevates The Backbeat’
by Spencer Bokat-Lindell | Sep 19, 2016 8:17 am | Comments (3)
Accepting a certificate of achievement in Scantlebury Park on Saturday, Kendall Files was hoping to start a new legacy for his family.
Continue reading ‘“Dads Matter Too” In Scantlebury Park’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Aug 29, 2016 8:12 am
The Rev. Eldren Morrison said farewell to the congregation he helped raise from the near-dead by invoking a biblical message from Paul the Apostle: It’s not about me.
Morrison delived that message in his final Sunday sermon at Varick Memorial AME Zion Church, which the beloved and influential reverend is now leaving to assume a pulpit in a larger city down south.
Continue reading ‘Moving On, Morrison Summons An Apostle’
by Paul Bass | Aug 26, 2016 4:55 pm | Comments (6)
From his seat on the front porch he has called home for 34 years, Sam Kelley has watched the world change across the street and one block over in either direction. Meanwhile, the abandoned properties on each side of his home have remained frozen in a state of purgatory.
Permits are now in place or on the way to start bringing that change closer to Kelley’s door.
Continue reading ‘Rebuilding Plans Set For Orphan Block’
by Staff | Aug 22, 2016 8:30 am | Comments (1)
The annual revived “Unity in the Community” festival filled Goffe Street Park on Sunday with musical performances, a dance contest, a bounce house for the kids, fresh food, and good vibes.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 11, 2016 8:20 am | Comments (22)
Community members packed the Stetson Branch Library to decry what they allege is Mayor Toni Harp’s leniency toward embattled Police Chief Dean Esserman and his pattern of public misbehavior.
Continue reading ‘100 Jam Meeting Seeking Chief’s Ouster’
by David Sepulveda | Aug 10, 2016 12:05 pm
Jazmine ( “with a ‘z’” ) Lucas, an 11-year-old student at Wexler-Grant School, was a little nervous, but also seemed to have a quiet reserve of confidence about her. In a short while she would be performing a song on her viola for world-class electric violinist, artist, and producer Jerald Daemyon and some of Lucas’s peers from Music Haven who had gathered for a master class at Dixwell’s Stetson Library.
Continue reading ‘World Class Violinist Electrifies Stetson’
by Paul Bass | Aug 2, 2016 12:58 pm | Comments (17)
A developer won a 20-year tax break worth over $10 million—with a proviso that keeps track of whether low-income renters benefit.
Continue reading ‘Monterey Tax Break Sails To Approval’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Aug 2, 2016 8:12 am | Comments (9)
He failed the first time. And then failed again. And again. And again.
But on his fifth attempt, after hours of daily preparation, Desmond Pittman finally passed the entrance exam for a place in the New Haven Police Academy.
Monday night he realized his childhood dream.
Continue reading ‘Fifth Time’s The Charm For Newly Minted Cop’
by Paul Bass | Aug 1, 2016 12:00 pm | Comments (18)
An experiment in bringing downtown’s G Cafe to Dixwell has ended.
Continue reading ‘G Cafe Outpost Closes’