by Lucy Gellman | Feb 10, 2017 8:16 am | Comments (5)
Honking his horn once, Lynwood Dorsey came to a stop on Frances Hunter Drive and rolled down his truck window. On the other side, a woman with a snow shovel, long skirt, boots and hat took a break and put a hand on her hip.
“Please don’t shovel snow into the street,” Dorsey implored, the slightest edge to his voice. He’s been up since 4 a.m. and on the roads since 5. He needed to clear the street.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 17, 2017 8:01 am
Every year Wexler-Grant School is transformed into a one-stop center for learning and celebrating the life and legacy of the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 6, 2017 11:13 am | Comments (2)
Bill MacMullen hadn’t been involved the demolition of a large New Haven institution since the implosion of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum back in 2007.
“I gotta tell you,” he said, “for a long time nobody thought this would happen.”
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by David Sepulveda | Dec 14, 2016 12:12 pm | Comments (13)
A controversial work of art by New Haven artist Gordon Skinner — a basketball hoop with a backstop that depicted a pig’s head with a police officer hat — was reinstalled on the grounds of the Goffe Street Armory on County Street, the site from which it had been removed earlier in the fall after complaints that it was offensive prompted its removal and placement in the Artspace Gallery on Orange Street.
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by Allan Appel | Dec 14, 2016 7:52 am | Comments (13)
On the first day of school an African-American boy looks about his spanking new classroom, at the shining, newly painted walls, at the neatly sheet-rocked ceiling, and says, “My daddy built this.”
Then the Latino girl next to him replies, “Yes, and my daddy did all the electrical work.”
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by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 22, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (11)
Election Day may have been rough for a lot of people, but few had it as bad as CT Transit driver Tamika Walker-Fernandez — after a violent passenger refused to get off her bus.
Walker-Fernandez had driven a bus for eight years without incident. But when the passenger boarded her D bus on Dixwell Avenue between Lake Place and Bristol Street, she experienced terror.
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by Allan Appel | Nov 21, 2016 12:06 pm | Comments (14)
At 14 years old, Kelcy Steele was running a ministry. Two decades later, he has stepped into his largest pulpit yet.
Continue reading ‘New Varick Pastor Steps Into Big Shoes’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 18, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (4)
Kadir Catalbasoglu is known for making great pizza. He’s about to take on another occupation: landlord.
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by Paul Bass | Nov 17, 2016 1:21 pm
Dixwell’s Stetson Branch Library is Lonnay Joyner’s home away from home — and, on Wednesday, it was her place to imagine herself as a reindeer.
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 16, 2016 2:27 pm | Comments (14)
One week after a nationwide wave of populist, conservative discontent helped Donald J. Trump win the presidency and Republicans retain majorities in both houses of the U.S. Congress, community leaders called for frustrated New Haveners to work together to protect abortion rights, protect immigrants, and prepare voters for the next election.
Continue reading ‘Deltas’ Message: Don’t Move; Organize’