Moving On, Morrison Summons An Apostle

by David Yaffe-Bellany | Aug 29, 2016 8:12 am

David Yaffe-Bellany Photos 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.

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Rebuilding Plans Set For Orphan Block

by Paul Bass | Aug 26, 2016 4:55 pm | Comments (6)

Paul Bass Photos 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.

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World Class Violinist Electrifies Stetson

by David Sepulveda | Aug 10, 2016 12:05 pm

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTOS 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.

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