by Lucy Gellman | Jun 20, 2017 2:30 pm | Comments (8)
Jadah Moore encountered an unexpected pregnancy and the need to get a job before she could finish high school — and she still made it on time joining 13 fellow students Tuesday in completing her studies at New Light High School.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jun 19, 2017 12:26 pm | Comments (2)
Pressing his face close to a glass case, Fordham student David Cappetta zeroed in on his first subject: trays of cannoli and pasticiotti di ricotta, covered with powdered sugar. He took a deep breath in and steadied his camera. Click.
Just a mile away in East Rock Park, Corey Hudson pointed out how light hit the branches early in the day. In Wooster Square, Chris Randall was documenting the stillness that comes each Saturday before a 9 a.m. farmer’s market. A few hours later, he would be marching down Congress Avenue, trailed by the smell of collard greens and macaroni and cheese.
Continue reading ‘1 City, 24 Hours, 132,000 Photographers’
by Lucy Gellman | Jun 12, 2017 12:22 pm | Comments (10)
A dark East Rock underpass is about to get brighter, thanks to a few rounds of happy hour drinks.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 8, 2017 12:26 pm | Comments (7)
Hartford—As the clock struck midnight, much of New Haven’s wish list was left behind, with a big exception: It now appears the city will get its hands on 15 pieces of long-neglected state-owned properties.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jun 5, 2017 7:56 am | Comments (8)
Students’ alleged shenanigans at a school bus stop in the Hill have one neighbor on edge — and seeking to get the bus to pick up kids elsewhere.
Continue reading ‘On 4th Street, It’s Neighbor Vs. Bus Stop’
by Lucy Gellman | May 30, 2017 12:22 pm | Comments (5)
Five streetlights were out on Rock Street in Cedar Hill for months until this weekend — with neighbors staying off the street and asking the city to shed some light on the issue.
Continue reading ‘After 6 Months, Streetlights Come Back On’
by Thomas Breen | May 24, 2017 3:44 pm | Comments (6)
The city can fine you for not shoveling your sidewalk or for dumping bulk trash outside your property. But until now, there has been little it can do to enforce those fines.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Press For Action On Dumping’
by Lucy Gellman | May 24, 2017 7:42 am | Comments (1)
A group of green-thumbed high school students will make a little extra cash this summer with unexpected tools — lettuce, tomato and daikon seedlings, and a greenhouse in Fair Haven to grow them in, courtesy of the New Haven Land Trust.
Continue reading ‘Grand Acres Grows Business Sense’
by Thomas Breen | May 19, 2017 7:33 am | Comments (6)
Olive Street will be the beneficiary of a new mobile, radar speed sign next year as the result of an annual exercise in “participatory budgeting”: a democratic decision-making process that empowers a neighborhood to decide how to spend a small share of the city budget.
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by Lucy Gellman | May 16, 2017 2:13 pm | Comments (8)
Cedar Hill’s graffiti vandals may get an unexpected summer gift — four sprawling, concrete slabs they can decorate under a highway.
There’s only one catch. They’ll have to spell out, in paint, what it means to be a good neighbor.
Continue reading ‘Graffitists Welcome Here?’