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by Allan Appel | Dec 5, 2013 1:10 pm | Comments (3)
A new band of energized west-siders have set out make their park safer and more beauitful by picking up one cigarette butt, one can of soda—and one discarded tire and bicycle—at a time.
by Paul Bass | Nov 1, 2013 4:07 pm | Comments (20)
Dusk was settling in as Bela rode her bike home from work through Edgewood Park on Halloween night. A gunman hid in the shadows.
by Allan Appel | Oct 4, 2013 9:20 am | Comments (7)
Pastor Valerie Washington frequently tells the story of how David calmed Saul’s agitation—some interpreters call it mental illness—with the playing of his lyre.
In a storefront church on Whalley Avenue, her little congregation is putting that into practice: making a big noise for God through a practical and spiritual ministry that comforts hurting people with the healing power of music.
by Thomas MacMillan | Oct 2, 2013 11:07 am | Comments (16)
Edgewood Park’s natural splendor helped draw Juliet Avelin’s family to leave Vermont’s green mountains and relocate in New Haven’s Westville neighborhood. Then the news of an assault made her family start avoiding the park.
On Tuesday, she and her neighbors began the process of taking the park back.
by Staff | Sep 26, 2013 9:42 am | Comments (4)
Friends of Edgewood Park’s Jon Miller sent in the following write-up about a clean-up in Edgewood Park:
In small amounts litter is a nuisance, but when it accumulates into the kind of massive eyesore that recently developed in Edgewood Park, it becomes a serious threat. The mounds of garbage along Chapel Street had become a blight that was turning people away from the park. And fewer people means more problems, which means still fewer people—a vicious cycle.
by Melissa Bailey | Sep 5, 2013 1:48 pm | Comments (15)
When he saw a “now hiring” sign outside a new fast-food pizza joint near his house, Andre Earl got in line and waited over an hour for a minute-long interview.
by Staff | Aug 31, 2013 8:56 pm | Comments (1)
Firefighters rescued two women early Saturday morning as flames gutted the three-story house where they rented apartments.
by Staff | Aug 7, 2013 9:53 am
The Community Action Agency sent in this write-up about a recent planting project:
Community Action Agency of New Haven (CAANH) joined forces with the Whalley Avenue Special Services District (WASSD) to beautify Whalley Avenue from downtown to Blake Street with barrels and planter boxes filled with colorful flowers!
by Paul Bass | Aug 2, 2013 12:12 pm | Comments (48)
Police are investigating three possibly related attacks on people by teens on bikes in and around Edgewood Park.
by Paul Bass | Aug 2, 2013 8:47 am | Comments (37)
In the wake of a group attack on a jogger by Edgewood Park, a top cop is urging people to take precautions while exercising in public.