by Christopher Peak | Apr 25, 2018 7:48 am | Comments (4)
The kids at East Rock Community Magnet School wanted to know what it was like to live through a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and then emerge as leaders of a national movement.
The two students visiting from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School wanted local kids to realize that they too have survived an epidemic of urban gun violence and could become activists as well.
Continue reading ‘Parkland Students: Speak Up, New Haven’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 10, 2018 2:59 pm | Comments (20)
The city found a Mechanic Street home owned by two Guilford-based landlords to be “unfit for human occupancy” due to an absence of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, unpermitted and uninspected interior renovations, and the illegal conversion of a two-family dwelling into five separate rental units.
Continue reading ‘Absentee Landlords Caught Supersizing’
by Brian Slattery | Apr 2, 2018 8:18 am
Denise Renee began her set at Sofar on Saturday night with a song patterned first from pats and clicks, sounds she could make into a microphone. A sung riff suggested a chord progression. That was all she needed to build her song. Within minutes, with just a few effects — some echo, a pitch shifter, a looper — and a lot of musical ingenuity, she had made a powerful uplifting song full of voices. “Because I need freedom, freedom, freedom,” she sang. As she got most of the audience to sing along, she sounded like she had all the freedom she needed.
Continue reading ‘Queens Crowned At Sofar’
by Allan Appel | Jan 16, 2018 8:35 am | Comments (2)
President Donald Trump’s policies and especially his recent “shithole” statements about Africa and Haiti inspired the 150 people who prayed and hit the streets for New Haven’s 48th annual Martin Luther King Day “Love March.”
No, they didn’t agree with Trump’s statements. They statements gave them renewed energy to carry on King’s fight for racial and social justice.
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 28, 2017 9:12 am | Comments (12)
The city is planning to clear a large Mill River homeless encampment near the Ralph Walker Skating Rink sometime before the beginning of the new year.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 24, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (21)
With a plan to renovate a shuttered Goatville printing plant, a fast-growing New Haven real estate company is betting that New Haven’s housing boom is ready for condominiums, not just high-end rental apartments.
Continue reading ‘Plan For Ex-Factory Breaks Condo Barrier’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 4, 2017 5:32 pm | Comments (21)
Homeless people have pitched tents, erected lean-tos and stacked mattresses along the Mill River beneath I-91, leading neighbors to push the city to clear out the new encampment.
Continue reading ‘New Homeless Camp Sparks Complaints’
by David Sepulveda | Jun 6, 2017 12:55 pm
The calm that couturier Neville Wisdom exudes standing in front of his Westville Village showroom while casually sipping his vegetable power smoothie is deceiving.
It is Sunday and his shop is officially closed, but it’s the final week in the lead-up to his spring-summer fashion extravaganza at Corsair this Friday, June 9, and there is not a day — or moment — to be wasted.
Continue reading ‘Wisdom Brings Couture To Corsair’
by Lucy Gellman | Mar 23, 2017 7:48 am | Comments (3)
A planned New Haven brewery has the go-ahead to open its doors in the fall and produce up to 45,000 barrels of beer a year — with the proper equipment to make that happen.
Continue reading ‘Bring On The Suds!’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 14, 2017 8:53 am | Comments (13)
East Rockers who live near State Street saw their property values shoot up. Those nearer to Whitney Avenue didn’t.
That’s because the impact of the city’s latest revaluation come down to location, location, location —- and often how close you live to new luxury apartments.
Continue reading ‘Luxury Apts. Raise Values, Blood Pressure’