by Paul Bass | Mar 13, 2014 4:35 pm | Comments (23)
Police escorted a man out of Edgewood Park last weekend after a jogger 911 called to report that the man had concealed his face and pressed himself up against a hidden wall under a bridge where crimes have taken place. The episode sparked a wide-ranging discussion of policing and race in this Independent thread. Following is a transcript of the 911 call. (Click here for the original story.)
by Paul Bass | Mar 11, 2014 4:14 pm | Comments (93)
The man lurking under the bridge pressed his body up against a concrete wall.
by Staff | Mar 3, 2014 12:59 pm
Paul Ryan was high up in the air above Hotchkiss Street and Edgewood Avenue in the freezing cold Monday morning, clearing the air.
by Paul Bass | Feb 24, 2014 2:12 pm | Comments (21)
An outraged Westville writer succeeded in getting the parks department to follow parking laws in the wake of last week’s snowstorms—for a little while.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 17, 2014 6:00 pm | Comments (8)
The sign read “Tow Zone—No Parking.” Beneath stood a Chevy Malibu, newly parked in a space cleared out amid the mounds of snow and ice clogging one-block Argonne Street.
by Allan Appel | Dec 5, 2013 2:10 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 5:07 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 10:20 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 12:07 pm | 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 10:42 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.