by Allan Appel | Oct 16, 2017 8:02 am | Comments (4)
“You’re crawling down the hallway of a burning building. Your ears are beginning to burn. Your hair is beginning to catch on fire ... then you hear a moan. You reach up and grab someone lying on a bed, and out you go.
“There’s no greater feeling than to be be able to save people’s lives.”
Continue reading ‘NHFD Hails Its Heroes’
by Paul Bass | Sep 2, 2017 8:35 pm | Comments (17)
Tom Ullmann sees much still wrong with Connecticut’s criminal justice system. But he also sees a lot right — and, in 43 years of tireless advocacy, he can claim some of the credit.
Continue reading ‘Crusading Public Defender Moves On’
by Thomas Breen | Jun 29, 2017 12:47 pm | Comments (5)
When Caroline Smith first moved to New Haven from Lexington, Kentucky, she would never have defined herself by her relationship to a city.
Continue reading ‘Millennial Takes Downtown-Wooster Helm’
by Paul Bass and Thomas Breen | Jun 28, 2017 7:45 am | Comments (21)
Coral Ortiz noticed “something fishy.” She noticed that adults around her were too “intimidated” to mention it. So she spoke up — and stopped a speeding political locomotive in its tracks.
Continue reading ‘Ortiz’s Parting Plea: Civility & Courage’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 16, 2017 2:17 pm
When Tyshawna Neal-Dixon was in her early teens, showing up to Dixwell’s Stetson Branch Library with her brother to use the computers and pick up books, she didn’t know that the foundation for her future was being laid every time she stepped in the doors.
Continue reading ‘Dixwell Librarian Passes The Torch’
by Michelle Liu | Dec 13, 2016 9:05 am | Comments (2)
One of Carlos Reyes-Couvertier’s favorite compliments came from a student who told him: “You were tough, but I really appreciate it.”
Continue reading ‘Teacher Of Year Sets High Standards’
by Allan Appel | Oct 26, 2016 11:56 am
Marianne Carolla remembers when there were eight neighborhood library branches, not only the five current (including the main). In particular she remembers the storefront branch on Chapel at Norton, where the paperbacks hung on spindles as in an old book store window.
Once a man, a library patron, came in and said to her, “I want something that’s hot to trot.”
Continue reading ‘“Miss Librarian” Passes Half-Century Mark’
by Aliyya Swaby | Apr 18, 2016 4:09 pm | Comments (4)
Just eight months after the death of New Haven’s Barbara Geller, her work lived on anew as local leaders cut the ribbon to open a supportive housing complex in her name.
Continue reading ‘Geller’s Work Inspires “Geller Homes”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 25, 2016 2:03 pm | Comments (3)
The man called 911 to say that he was on the side of a bridge and ready to jump.
“I gotta go,” the man said.
“You can’t go right now. I’m talking to you,” responded the voice on the other line.
Continue reading ‘She Kept Him On The Line — & Alive’
by Paul Bass | Mar 22, 2016 3:17 am | Comments (3)
Four was a lucky number for rookie Firefighter Jason Shuttleworth — and for a little boy named Michael who lives a block from the East Grand Avenue fire station.
Continue reading ‘Rookie Makes First Rescue’