by Paul Bass | Sep 29, 2015 4:01 pm | Comments (1)
A Super Soaker in Diane Brown’s office stands as a reminder of how far the Stetson Branch Library has come over the past decade—and its promise for the decade ahead.
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 29, 2015 1:09 pm | Comments (22)
With local brass band Kings of Harmony belting out a toe-tapping rendition of “Oh Happy Day,” the only thing missing in front of the newest development in the Dixwell neighborhood was a second line.
by Paul Bass | Sep 8, 2015 4:24 pm | Comments (5)
With strokes of three pens, the city and a Dixwell church teamed up to provide a place to sleep for for some of New Haven’s 400-plus couch-surfing homeless teens.
by Paul Bass | Sep 4, 2015 3:33 pm | Comments (8)
When the Independent published its first article on Sept. 6, 2005, the apartment building at 235 Winchester Ave. looked like this:
Ten years later it looks like ...
by Finnegan Schick | Aug 29, 2015 9:49 pm
Close to 300 friends and relations of Ray Anthony “Bobo” Roberson gathered Saturday morning to remember a painter, family man, and friend of the Dixwell community whose life was cut short this summer.
by Allan Appel | Aug 27, 2015 11:50 am
That’s what was on the mind of editorial writers of The Crow, New Haven’s African- American community newspaper, on Aug. 27, 1970 — the day the new and improved “Q” House opened up in Dixwell plaza.
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 24, 2015 2:09 pm
When 18-year-old Tamika Flowers talks about the group of children she mentored as a summer youth counselor with the New Haven Family Alliance, it’s easy to tell that she connected with them. Her heart is in her voice.
by Staff | Aug 19, 2015 12:54 pm | Comments (10)
Poor black women don’t care about improving their health, in the view of one foundation grant reviewer.
by Paul Bass | Aug 12, 2015 3:12 pm | Comments (2)
As a child, Serena Neal-Sanjurjo watched from inside while New Haven’s Dixwell neighborhood burned. She has returned decades later to help rebuild Dixwell — after doing the same in Baltimore and post-Katrina New Orleans.
by Paul Bass | Aug 6, 2015 2:26 pm | Comments (5)
Five teens emerged from a “shark tank” ready to make downtown cleaner.