by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 27, 2016 7:37 am | Comments (14)
Barbara Iannaconne has spent thousands of dollars on renovations to bring 86 William St. to the modern age from 1870 over the last 29 years. Now she worries that if all of Wooster Square becomes “historic,” she’ll have to spend more money — money she doesn’t have.
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by Alexandra Diaz | Jun 23, 2016 7:23 am | Comments (1)
The last four words Quanisha Cole heard her older sister Jajuana say were: “Don’t let me die.”
Then she was rushed to hospital, where Quanisha remembers hearing her mother ask for updates until doctors delivered terrible news: Jajuana, caught in gang crossfire, had died at the age of 13.
Quanisha, who was 11 at the time, shut down. For almost a year, she rarely spoke. She struggled with disciplinary problems in school, found herself quick to anger with her mother and siblings. She didn’t know, she said later, how she could go on.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 16, 2016 7:57 am | Comments (1)
A riverfront developer who wants to turn her vacant Front Street lot into storage space for boats has won over some of her neighbors—but still needs to convince some others as well as the City Plan Commission.
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by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 15, 2016 7:46 am | Comments (1)
Kate Bradley kept some unusual items stocked in her fridge: thousands of live ladybugs.
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by Qi Xu | Jun 13, 2016 12:06 pm | Comments (1)
Less than one minute into his workshop, Tivon Edwards found himself in trouble.
“You want a fight?” His angry peer in jeans, Perry Frazier, dashed into the room. Before anyone else could react, Edwards wrestled his challenger to the ground. Soon the pair was embroiled in an intense brawl, an irony given that Edwards was at a workshop on curbing youth violence.
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by Jonathan Hopkins | May 30, 2016 1:36 pm | Comments (5)
On March 31, an issue was opened on the web-based platform for reporting non-emergency issues in New Haven, SeeClickFix, in response to a point made on a WNHH Radio show by Paul Bass, editor of the New Haven Independent, about the city’s community policing district substations looking “more like fortresses than something inviting.” Within a couple of weeks, the issue garnered over 20 comments and nearly as many supporting votes to address the perception that the buildings are uninviting to the public.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 23, 2016 3:29 pm | Comments (15)
Octagenarian Mert Brown asked the mayor to grant him one wish: Repair the sidewalks near his Newhallville home before he dies.
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by Aliyya Swaby | May 20, 2016 12:47 pm | Comments (4)
Chatham Square neighbors filled a City Hall meeting room to protest a developer’s plan to put RV and boat storage on riverfront property on Front Street.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 20, 2016 12:13 pm | Comments (1)
Sgt. Jacqueline “Jackie” Hoyte is no stranger to Dixwell Avenue.
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by Lucy Gellman | May 20, 2016 7:08 am | Comments (3)
Can the Muslim community really count on the FBI to protect it in mosques, schools, and neighborhoods as racial profiling and counterterrorism efforts escalate across the country?
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