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Newhallville Youth Ambassadors Keep It Clean

by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 20, 2015 6:46 pm

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.”

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2 Neighborhoods’ Legacies Persevere

by Paul Bass | Aug 12, 2015 3:12 pm | Comments (2)

Paul Bass Photos 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.

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Westville Says OK To CVS, But ...

by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 6, 2015 2:23 pm | Comments (15)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.

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Which One’s Goatville? Newhallville?

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.

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Teens In Green Canvas For Energy Efficiency

by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jul 15, 2015 1:54 pm | Comments (1)

Melissa Bailey Photo A team in green will be once again be canvassing New Haven streets this summer, hoping to improve the city’s energy efficiency.

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Whalley Car-Slowdown Picks Up Speed

by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 13, 2015 8:06 am | Comments (27)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.”

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Youth Violence Tack: Walk The Talk

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.

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Before $1M Flows, Distrust Flows In Newhallville

by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 6, 2015 9:01 am | Comments (5)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.

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Fair Haven Race Heats Up

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 29, 2015 4:22 pm | Comments (4)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.

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“A Voice At The Table”

by Finnegan Schick | Jun 29, 2015 3:54 pm | Comments (1)

Finnegan Schick Photo 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.

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