by Christopher Peak | Apr 20, 2018 1:09 pm | Comments (14)
A young mom vacated a Fair Haven apartment where flaking lead paint poisoned her 3-year-old. Then she found out that her new apartment across the river in Fair Haven Heights is also covered with the heavy metal, and her child is at risk again.
Continue reading ‘460 Kids Poisoned By Lead In 2 Years’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 19, 2018 8:02 am | Comments (7)
By the end of this summer New Haveners will be able to walk and bike along a short, refurbished trail that runs adjacent to the Mill River, and get a sense of what it may be like to travel from East Rock to Criscuolo Park without needing to get in a car or bus.
Continue reading ‘Mill River Trail’s Phase One Approved’
by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2018 12:02 pm | Comments (11)
Not every environmental clean-up site involves radium.
It does if you’re cleaning up a centuries-old factory where generations of “radium girls” labored to make clock dials glow in the dark.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Back Clock Factory Project’
by Steve Hamm | Apr 9, 2018 7:54 am | Comments (9)
In 2011, Daniel Hunt’s cousin, Fair Havener Marquell Banks, was just 13 years old when he was shot in the head with a shotgun inside a home. His was the 26th homicide out of 34 in the city that year.
Seven years later, Hunt was out on Fair Haven’s street with a crowd of cops seeking to prevent more tragedies like the one that his family experienced.
Continue reading ‘Cops Walk Fair Haven To “Bridge Gaps”’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 8, 2018 9:37 am | Comments (24)
Keesa Figgs-Desilva found herself locked up in pre-trial detention because she couldn’t afford the $5,000 bail bond. Then a New Haven-based bail fund helped her pay off the bond, return home to her children, fight her court case from outside of prison, and ultimately get all of the charges against her dropped.
Now New Haveners are ponying up to help other women also behind bars for the crime of lacking money to post bail.
Continue reading ‘Campaign Launched For Female Detainees’
by David Sepulveda | Apr 2, 2018 8:22 am | Comments (1)
An animated Daniel Diaz, Arte Inc.’s co-founder and chairman, moved through the aisles of Fair Haven School’s auditorium with the fervor of a televangelist.
Continue reading ‘Fair Haven School Commemorates Abolition of Slavery In Puerto Rico’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 26, 2018 7:57 am | Comments (9)
John S. Martinez School is so focused on social-emotional development, it’s almost like another subject — except that it’s built into every lesson they teach.
Continue reading ‘Martinez School Phases Out Suspensions’
by Christopher Peak | Mar 23, 2018 8:17 am | Comments (13)
Fair Haven immigrants striking at a metal factory won the support Thursday afternoon of neighbors and activists who marched to offer the kind of street heat they say is needed to combat employers’ leverage over undocumented workers.
Continue reading ‘Community Rallies For Immigrant Strikers’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 22, 2018 8:25 am | Comments (13)
As a woman rushed out of a laundromat Wednesday night pleading with Kim Arciuolo to spare her a $100 ticket and a tow, Arciuolo thought back to the many tickets that she received in the late 1990s as a barista at the original Willoughby’s café on Chapel Street. And she gave the woman a break.
Continue reading ‘65 Tagged; Tagger’s Role Reversed’
by Paul Bass | Mar 16, 2018 1:50 pm | Comments (13)
The man ran from the cops, through traffic, to the edge of the bridge. He was out of control. He turned, grabbed a dark object from his waist, pointed it directly at an officer.
“Shoot me!” he cried. “Shoot me!”
Continue reading ‘Cop Does Not Shoot Unarmed Man’