by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 15, 2014 3:06 pm | Comments (2)
“Strong is sexy! And I am sexy, baby!” shouted the women in Mubarakah Ibrahim’s early morning “boot camp” exercise class. By fall, more women may be shouting those phrases—in free classes at a new not-for-profit gym in Newhallville.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 15, 2014 6:49 am | Comments (12)
Six weeks before she is set to open an academy within Hillhouse High, Principal Fallon Daniels and her new assistant pondered a question: Would a first-period gym class lure kids to show up on time to school?
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 14, 2014 8:16 am | Comments (6)
While other teens spend their summer walking to the park to play pickup basketball, 16-year-old Tremont Waters has been traveling the country to play hoops at Nike’s invitation—as his dad fields scholarship offers from basketball-powerhouse universities.
by Allan Appel | Jul 10, 2014 8:10 am
Cashmere Streater, who grew up in New Haven, had never met anyone from Zimbabwe, let alone an African businessman developing power plants there.
She asked Taurai Chinyamakobvu if there were internship opportunities in his country. Not many, he said, but it’s a good idea that should be worked on.
Then they traded contact info.
by Allan Appel | Jul 6, 2014 11:00 am
With purple, pink, and white balloons, and a first birthday cake that she herself never saw, relatives and friends Saturday celebrated what might have been the 21st birthday of Danielle Monique Taft.
She was the infant child whose shocking death to drug and gun violence in 1994 helped inaugurate the policy of community policing that continues to change New Haven for the better.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 3, 2014 4:24 pm | Comments (1)
As the summer heats up, a violence prevention program has a new place to chill.
by Paul Bass | Jul 3, 2014 1:47 pm | Comments (3)
Danielle Monique Taft didn’t make it to her 21st birthday. Or to her first. Her family, her friends, and New Haveners startled by her murder will celebrate her birthday anyway.
by Meagan Jordan | Jun 16, 2014 8:15 am
Jennifer Nelson’s three kids got a start on summer reading Saturday—as well as a spot in a weekly skateboarding program.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 11, 2014 1:04 pm | Comments (25)
The UPS store near the corner of Dixwell and Goffe is packing up and shipping out.
by Melissa Bailey | Jun 2, 2014 6:16 pm | Comments (3)
Just days after her death, Maya Angelou disappeared from outside an Orchard Street corner store—then reappeared to “wake up” and inspire the Dixwell neighborhood.