by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 20, 2015 6:46 pm
With the help of family and friends, Jeanette Thomas has tended to the Ivy Narrows Bird Sanctuary for about 15 years. But at 82, she confesses that it’s harder to be as active as she used to be.
She recently got a little help from the younger helping hands of the Newhallville youth “ambassadors.”
by Paul Bass | Aug 12, 2015 3:12 pm | Comments (2)
As a child, Serena Neal-Sanjurjo watched from inside while New Haven’s Dixwell neighborhood burned. She has returned decades later to help rebuild Dixwell — after doing the same in Baltimore and post-Katrina New Orleans.
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 6, 2015 2:23 pm | Comments (15)
The new Westville CVS won’t be two stories high, or have outdoor seating, but it might feature the work of local artists and other touches advocated by its future neighbors.
by Jonathan Hopkins | Jul 20, 2015 4:26 pm | Comments (18)
Despite desegregation efforts in the last half century like the Fair Housing Act, Sheff vs O’Neill, and Connecticut Statute 8-30g among others, New Haven – like many places – remains segregated along socio-economic lines. What’s more, neighborhood inequality has risen in Connecticut since 1980, with more residents living in either “very rich” or “very poor” neighborhoods and fewer living in “middle class” neighborhoods over the last 35 years.
by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jul 15, 2015 1:54 pm | Comments (1)
A team in green will be once again be canvassing New Haven streets this summer, hoping to improve the city’s energy efficiency.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 13, 2015 8:06 am | Comments (27)
Lyn Sabatasso looked out of the front window of her Whalley Avenue business and cringed. “First of all,” she said, “the elderly crossing here—forget it.”
by Finnegan Schick | Jul 9, 2015 2:34 pm | Comments (1)
A brown-bag lunch discussion at City Hall embraced an idea from Boston for reducing violence: citizens walking the streets late at night to talk to the young men hanging out.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 6, 2015 9:01 am | Comments (5)
If a two-hour neighborhood meeting is any indication, the cops might be winning more of the daily crime battles in Newhallville than the larger challenge of convincing people that “community policing” is different from the kick-in-the-door, military-style practices of the past.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 29, 2015 4:22 pm | Comments (4)
In two and a half years in office, Democratic Fair Haven Alder Santiago Berrios-Bones has risen to the position of the deputy majority leader and helped tackle the distribution of federal community development block grants.
He said he wants another term to tackle what has become a rallying point for several incumbent alders seeking re-election; to move the needle on jobs. But he’s not the only man after the job of representing Ward 14.
by Finnegan Schick | Jun 29, 2015 3:54 pm | Comments (1)
Newhallville neighbors are knocking on doors to reelect Delphine Clyburn, a two-term alder who knocks on the doors of her own ward every month.