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3 “Hardship” Pitches: How Would You Vote?

by Christopher Peak | May 11, 2018 12:05 pm | Comments (8)

Christopher Peak PhotoA college administrator asked for a bigger sign for athletic offerings. A couple sought permission for a two-story extension to move in relatives. Parents looked to build a side garage to safely transport their highly allergic daughter.

All three East Rock quests depended on proving “hardship” to win a variance to New Haven’s zoning rules.

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Parkland Students: Speak Up, New Haven

by Christopher Peak | Apr 25, 2018 7:48 am | Comments (4)

Christopher Peak PhotoThe kids at East Rock Community Magnet School wanted to know what it was like to live through a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and then emerge as leaders of a national movement.

The two students visiting from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School wanted local kids to realize that they too have survived an epidemic of urban gun violence and could become activists as well.

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