by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 23, 2014 4:42 pm | Comments (2)
Leticia Cortes often saw men with hard hats heading off to construction sites and longed to don a hard hat of her own, but she never thought she’d ever get that chance. That was until she saw a flyer about construction training for women.
by David Sepulveda | Oct 20, 2014 11:21 am | Comments (3)
Some of the scrapbook photos bore scratches, creases and frayed edges. The memories they evoked and the smiles they elicited, were as clear as the day the pictures were snapped.
by Lucy Gellman | Oct 14, 2014 11:46 am | Comments (2)
Joe Fekieta saw it as a chance to harness some of New Haven’s most overlooked voices. Jonathan Sun envisioned the wide, empty stairways and chipping paint as dynamic, integrating several loose and long-abandoned bricks into his work.
by Paul Bass | Oct 12, 2014 6:51 pm | Comments (20)
Returning to must-ignite turf for his reelection campaign, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Sunday pitched a new program to hire the hard-core unemployed and promised to consider granting cities new powers to seize trashed buildings from slumlords.
by Allan Appel | Oct 2, 2014 1:42 pm | Comments (1)
Without having ever been inside, Andy Sternad and John Kleinschmidt (pictured) won a small commission to create a kind of organic cloud of a hanging installation at the old Goffe Street Armory.
Then they entered the building for the first time. Their eyes widened at one of the most magnificent indoor spaces in town.
They looked up at the array of riveted I-beam trusses that vault across the wooden floor of the drill hall 40 feet below. Instantly they knew their plans had to change. The building’s history and geometries took over and became a kind of third collaborator in their new conception.
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 15, 2014 5:14 am | Comments (4)
Bikers riding the Farmington Canal Trail slowed Saturday morning to watch as the city dedicated a planned plaza to William Lanson, an 19th Century black leader once disparagingly called the “King of the colored race” of New Haven.
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 12, 2014 7:57 am | Comments (19)
A two-story central atrium exhibiting community artwork and artifacts. Two “child development” activity rooms for young people. A teaching kitchen to host cooking classes. A rooftop patio with herb gardens for seniors. A music recording studio adjacent a teen lounge. A half-court gymnasium.
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 10, 2014 2:25 pm | Comments (16)
More than 400 people gathered at a rally to hear new data about how New Haveners are missing out on New Haven’s living-wage jobs—and to call for a change.
by Lucy Gellman | Sep 2, 2014 2:53 pm
Ricky Draughn leaned into the microphone, members of his ensemble behind him poised at their instruments. “We gonna take it back to like ... 1972,” he declared with a laugh as they launched into a soulful version of Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady.”
by Julia Zorthian | Aug 11, 2014 12:40 pm | Comments (2)
DJ Awesome stepped up to the turntable, laptop and mass of wires connecting the equipment to cheers from the audience of over 70 people.
DJ Awesome is 11 years old.