by Lucy Gellman | Mar 3, 2014 1:57 pm
“Que es ser Latinoamericano?” Yovianna Garcia asked at the front of the music room at Christopher Columbus Family Academy, beaming as a show of small hands reached towards the ceiling.
Garcia, who had been complaining about the midday March chill only minutes before, seemed to drive away the cold as she explained that they all had something in common – she too is Latina, and was eager to share her Puerto Rican heritage with them.
by Melissa Bailey | Mar 3, 2014 1:21 pm | Comments (2)
New Haven’s first female mayor told her story on one school stage—and a young understudy portrayed the same historic part on a second school stage across town.
by Paul Bass | Feb 27, 2014 5:30 pm | Comments (7)
Scott Lewis was staring at 41 more years in prison for a double murder that sparked an FBI-fueled rallying cry against police corruption. Then Wednesday he was freed, came home—and took two baths.
by Melissa Bailey | Feb 14, 2014 12:22 pm | Comments (7)
Flanked by Frankie the Falcon and some grown-up cheerleaders, hundreds of students in grades pre-K to 8 took the stage in a school-wide dance performance aimed at motivating kids to go to college.
by Paul Bass | Feb 6, 2014 1:55 pm | Comments (9)
An 18-year-old Milford man thought an attractive young woman wanted to meet him in the middle of the night on a Fair Haven streetcorner.
Boy, was he surprised.
by Melissa Bailey | Feb 6, 2014 11:39 am | Comments (4)
Fair Haven students took a break after a literacy lesson to play a round of “Slamwich”—as schools across the city adjusted to new rules requiring daily recess for all students in grades K-6.
by Allan Appel | Feb 5, 2014 8:21 am
A sister returned to the spot in Fair Haven where her brother lay dead with a bullet in his head.
She had a message for those who shot her much loved brother, and for neighbors who let 40 minutes go by before they called emergency services.
by Allan Appel | Jan 30, 2014 2:48 pm
If William Wordsworth ever decides to drop by New Haven, his first stop will likely be Erector Square, where his influence is alive and well.
The work of two painters on display there, though wildly different, both seem to prove that the old Romantic poet’s adage has never been truer: that the child is indeed the father of the man. Especially for the artist.
And maybe extra especially so for an artist with young kids.
by Melissa Bailey | Jan 22, 2014 3:20 pm | Comments (10)
DEEP’s take on this photograph: Scary open container of toxic waste that could burn workers’ skin.
Bruno Suraci’s take: Evidence that a green-minded businessman was following state orders to clean up his shop and dismantle his recycling operation.
by Melissa Bailey | Jan 16, 2014 3:43 pm | Comments (1)
On stage, Carlos Lopez stomped his feet and belted out, “Ha!”
The triumphant declaration during a workshop on urban dance delighted his teacher—and left staff grappling with a question: How can middle schools do better at engaging boys?