by Allan Appel | Oct 13, 2017 7:59 am | Comments (7)
Fair Haven’s cops and neighbors are dialing up a formula for hope-for crime deterrence, quicker police response time, and maybe even economic development: the installation of “blue light” emergency response phones at well-trafficked public spaces with a direct line to 911.
Continue reading ‘Let There Be Blue Light’
by Allan Appel | Oct 9, 2017 3:15 pm | Comments (14)
As some better-known companies flee Connecticut for Massachusetts, a dredging and maritime construction company is sailing in the opposite direction, planning to set anchor in riverine Fair Haven.
Continue reading ‘Maritime Biz To Replace Shantytown’
by Allan Appel | Oct 5, 2017 2:50 pm | Comments (1)
At the art school in upstate New York that 2016 Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) grad Ruby Gonzales Hernandez attended after leaving New Haven, some of her fellow minority students encountered death threats and other harassments — some written on the white boards of their dormitory rooms — especially in the days after the election of Donald Trump.
Hernandez has returned to New Haven, an emerging artist, with work created to understand and heal from that experience. She’s showing that and new works reflecting the trucha, the slang Spanish word for “resilient strength,” of her Fair Haven family and neighbors, many undocumented, a quality that she had not fully appreciated before.
Continue reading ‘Artist Debuts at CWOS With Trucha’
by Lucy Gellman | Oct 2, 2017 7:42 am | Comments (7)
Angelique Quiñones hadn’t planned to spend her Saturday fundraising for Puerto Rico. But when her mom Elizabeth Reyes spotted a social media post asking for volunteers, she and her sister Alexandra signed on, donning new Puerto Rico themed jerseys and heading at full speed toward Grand Avenue.
Continue reading ‘New Haven Rallies For Puerto Rico’
by Allan Appel | Sep 29, 2017 1:58 pm | Comments (1)
Thousands of fragile and vulnerable patients — including many potentially arriving from the unfolding humanitarian crisis in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico — may lose access to health care at community centers in New Haven and across the cities of Connecticut. Meanwhile, others will be helped by fewer staffers coordinating their care.
Continue reading ‘Community Health Centers Put Out Funding SOS Call’
by Allan Appel | Sep 15, 2017 1:00 pm
We all get a little smaller as we get older, but an entirely new perspective on aging—tiny parents in a haunted diorama—will make you think of The Incredible Shrinking Man or the revenge of Hansel and Gretel, or maybe the graphic correlative of a lyric poem.
Continue reading ‘Boxed Parents On View In Fair Haven’
by Paul Bass & Allan Appel | Sep 12, 2017 1:04 pm | Comments (4)
The news cycle gave Marcus Paca’s mayoral candidacy a last-minute boost Tuesday, as voters woke up to learn that a the headquarters of a marquee new-economy New Haven company is moving to Boston.
Continue reading ‘Paca Catches A Late Break — & A Wing Guard’
by David Sepulveda | Sep 12, 2017 1:01 pm | Comments (1)
Following months of internal turmoil, the executive director of a Fair Haven-based agency that has helped lead New Haven’s emergence as a “sanctuary city” for Latino immigrants is stepping down.
Continue reading ‘Junta’s Chief Stepping Down’
by Allan Appel | Sep 5, 2017 8:30 am | Comments (12)
Marcus Paca won over a voter the other day with some old-fashioned one-on-one campaigning in the most intimate of settings: a gathering in a private home.
Continue reading ‘Paca’s In The House’
by Allan Appel | Sep 2, 2017 8:30 pm | Comments (1)
Lucia Colon is already registered to vote and has decided to cast her vote for New Haven “alcalde” for incumbent Mayor Toni Harp.
Her son Johnny has not yet registered, but said he is going to do so as soon as possible and vote the same way as mom.
Continue reading ‘Endorsing Harp, Visiting Congresswoman Joins Push For Latino Turnout’