Dancing and chanting, “Pick It Up,” a pioneering crew of future members of the venerable African-American Omega Psi Phi fraternity helped launch the biggest community clean-up of the Dwight neighborhood in a generation.
New Haven’s city engineer found a way to please opposing sides in Westville with an updated plan to build two-way protected bike lanes — then moved on to absorb a different flavor of public feedback up Edgewood Avenue in Dwight.
Alonzo Harvin remembered a “mother figure” who got him off drugs. Mabel Mincey remembered the caring pioneer who came to the hospital when her daughter was suffering with AIDS, back when most people didn’t know or want to know how to help.
The Board of Alders gave final approval to a deal to transform the defunct CT Transit bus garage on James Street, and it gave the OK for the city to accept a $1.2 million grant to advance bike ridership on the west side of town.
A troupe of Augusta Lewis Troup School middle schoolers took their cues from a 1967 speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr., in which he declared, “I come here tonight and plead with you, believe in yourself and believe that you’re somebody. Be proud of our heritage.”