by Markeshia Ricks | May 25, 2017 8:02 am | Comments (3)
Sultan Stallings had been in New Haven only a few weeks when he heard about the historical Freddy Fixer Parade and the fictional character who has inspired the black community to clean up since 1962. Stallings, who’s in the process of opening a series of Dixwell Avenue businesses, had an epiphany: “I’m Freddy Fixer reincarnated.”
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by Paul Bass | May 21, 2017 4:41 pm | Comments (2)
A famous friend named Freddy strutted, danced, and generally wowed crowds lined along Dixwell Avenue under brilliant sunshine Sunday, keeping alive a tradition that binds generations of New Haven African-Americans.
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by Lucy Gellman | May 11, 2017 8:04 am | Comments (3)
Stetson Branch librarians and board members are seeking to raise $2 million by the end of next year for their planned new home across the street at the new Q House.
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by Lucy Gellman | May 9, 2017 12:06 pm | Comments (4)
A sewage leak has destroyed over 300 books at a New Haven literacy nonprofit, putting in jeopardy its ritual end-of-year book giveaway.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 8, 2017 7:56 am | Comments (1)
Never known to do things the traditional way, Karaine “Kay” Smith-Holness cut a ceremonial ribbon that was, in fact, a brightly colored track of red weaving hair.
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by Staff | May 8, 2017 7:29 am | Comments (2)
Stetson Branch Manager Diane Brown received the Connecticut Library Association 2017 Special Achievement Award as part of the 126th CLA Annual Conference.
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by Allan Appel | Apr 6, 2017 3:14 pm
“Who can share a word someone said about you?”
It didn’t take long for “ugly” and “stupid” to emerge as answers to that question from the circle of 25 jumpy pre-teen girls.
Then author Sakina Ibrahim led the girls in a dance movement to propel those words out, way out the window.
And let their opposites in.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 30, 2017 8:10 am | Comments (11)
A year after expecting to open a new center for disengaged and homeless youth, city officials offered explanations for a series of mishaps and delays — and asked for another $200,000 to complete the job.
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by Allan Appel | Mar 23, 2017 1:39 pm
When Diane Petaway visited her grandmother in the 1950s in the Dixwell neighborhood, she never knew about Curry’s Confectionery, a sweet shop whose chocolates were so delicious local white merchants sold them as their own. They carried the subterfuge as far as to require James and Ethel Curry to deliver their candies at night so customers would not know the original candy makers were African-American.
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by Staff | Mar 21, 2017 12:50 pm | Comments (2)
The hardest working man in radio is slated to serve as the grand marshal for the 2017 Freddy Fixer parade.
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