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by Allan Appel | Jun 18, 2013 2:11 pm | Comments (3)
It’s not every string quartet concert where you can run through the splash pad, lick a cool Sponge Bob pop, and then climb on stage and sit down next to the violist.
by Stacy Davis | Jun 3, 2013 11:33 am
The doors to the old Dixwell Q House. But outside the plaza was alive with children painting, playing violins—and meeting a clown.
by Paul Bass | May 28, 2013 8:15 am | Comments (50)
“I’m not supporting someone [just] because of the color of their skin,” Greg Morehead called up to the second-floor window on Admiral Street after introducing yet another neighbor to “my friend Justin.”
“We don’t do that,” agreed the woman on the second floor. Then she gave Morehead’s “friend” all the time he wanted to make his pitch.
by Allan Appel | May 26, 2013 9:32 am
Some approached the open casket in tears or hugging each other. Others knelt in respect and meditation and then kissed Hattie Turner’s forehead. A man patted her hand in farewell; a woman rearranged one of her white satin garments as if to tuck her in.
by Paul Bass and Melissa Bailey | May 24, 2013 1:39 pm | Comments (13)
Henry Fernandez asked voters in Dixwell to choose him as the next mayor—but to vote him out if he fails in a crucial task, “dramatically improving public schools.”
by Allan Appel | May 20, 2013 3:22 pm | Comments (2)
Lillian Brown listened intently to a scene from a play about white flight in a mythical American town in 1959.
It didn’t take the 95-year-old veteran Newhallville political activist long to add some lines of painful autobiographical fact to the compelling fiction she’d just heard: “When we came in [to Division Street] to purchase our house [60 years ago], the white families all put their houses up for sale.”
by Stacy Davis | May 20, 2013 8:55 am | Comments (1)
Hundreds of people packed Wexler-Grant School’s gymnasium to watch their favorite drill teams stomp their feet and succinctly move their arms to loud drum beats—as a renowned local team returned to take on newer challengers.
by Melissa Bailey | May 19, 2013 8:25 pm | Comments (5)
A little drizzle didn’t stop “Action Jackson,” Spiderman, the Mob Squad, and far-flung drill teams from rolling, stomping and roaring down Dixwell Avenue Sunday for the annual Freddie Fixer parade.
by Staff | May 17, 2013 1:58 pm | Comments (2)
The annual Freddie Fixer Parade, which draws thousands of people from throughout the region to Dixwell Avenue, begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Then, at 4 p.m., the seven Democratic candidates for mayor all plan for the first time to participate in a debate together, this one focused on economic development.
by Allan Appel | May 9, 2013 3:17 pm
“The Thing”—aka “The Jellyfish”—is about to descend on Dixwell and Fair Haven.