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.
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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.”
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 1, 2016 2:50 pm | Comments (4)
After cornering a hit-and-run driver in a parking lot, Sajjad Chaudhary wondered: What if he has a gun?
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by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 26, 2016 3:02 pm | Comments (13)
Jessica Zelenski asked her Hillhouse High students to write a paper in defense of Mayella Ewell, a notorious character in To Kill A Mockingbird who falsely accuses a black farmhand of rape.
“I’m asking for some compassion for the girl; I didn’t say you had to like her,” she said when students protested.
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by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2016 5:03 pm | Comments (2)
After a Mercedes Benz crashed into a Honda CR-V, which then crashed into a Volkswagen Passat, a 65-year-old man lay dead on Howe Street. A 12-year-old girl clung to life. And the phone rang at Rose Dell’s house.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 16, 2016 8:33 am | Comments (2)
Born and bred in New Haven, Heriberto Cordero got a full ride to Quinnipiac University through a partnership with his local public middle school.
Now, back home as a principal, he wants to help his Fair Haven students follow in his footsteps.
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