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by Thomas MacMillan | Dec 11, 2013 2:48 pm | Comments (9)
Papa John’s might not be making pizza next to St. Luke’s Church for much longer. Instead, someone’s grandpapa might live in a new building there.
by Gilad Edelman | Dec 6, 2013 8:25 am | Comments (1)
Fast-food strikers rallied outside St. Luke’s Church as the local event in a nationwide strike, though it was unclear how many, if any, New Haven workers actually went on strike.
by Thomas MacMillan | Nov 27, 2013 10:00 am | Comments (5)
This Thanksgiving, people getting by on food stamps are being hit by a double whammy: On top of recent cuts to the federal assistance program, the holiday comes late in the month, so people have fewer dollars left to get a turkey for their table.
by Allan Appel | Nov 22, 2013 2:00 pm
Black fathers of the 1950s may have experienced such pain they never said, “I love you,” but at least they supported their children, even those born out of wedlock. Young men today just puff out their chests at how many babies they make, and take a walk.
Sharon Brooks made that real-life argument as she and others at Dixwell’s Stetson Branch Library applied a play’s lessons to their community’s real life.
by Staff | Nov 15, 2013 6:59 am
Dixwell volunteers, in conjunction with the cops, are gearing up for a massive distribution of meals to hungry people on Thanksgiving, in memory of recently departed community leader Mae Ola Riddick.
by Allan Appel | Nov 2, 2013 7:05 pm
As hundreds gathered to mourn Erika Robinson, they honored her not just in memory and words of praise. They wore the designs and styles she created before a mass shooter’s stray bullet cut her life short.
by Melissa Bailey | Oct 30, 2013 3:17 pm | Comments (9)
Toni Harp stood Wednesday with black female 9/11 responders who broke the glass ceiling—and vowed to break her own glass ceiling next week.
by Allan Appel | Oct 28, 2013 2:06 pm | Comments (13)
Erich Davis showed eight cords of wood piled high into a maze set in a sun-lit drill hall. David Thompson evoked absence in a darkened Room 319 where long-gone officers once filled the lockers with their gear. Roxane Crane hung her drawings in a stall shower, above the medicine cabinet and across the lid of a long-broken toilet.
by Staff | Oct 25, 2013 10:22 am
In memory of a matriarch of Dixwell, volunteers are gathering provisions to keep 1,000 families warm and fed this Thanksgiving. They need your help.
by Paul Bass | Oct 24, 2013 2:50 pm | Comments (13)
After cops chased him down, a 17-year-old pointed a loaded .38 special at a cop.