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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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2 Incumbents, 1 Newcomer Announce Hill Candidacies

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 29, 2015 1:14 pm | Comments (3)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Two alders representing the Hill neighborhood kicked off their bids for reelection at Trowbridge Square Park, while the nephew of a former longstanding alder sought to follow in his footsteps.

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A Changed City Envisions “New Haven 2025”

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 18, 2015 5:14 pm | Comments (14)

City Plan Department Bike and pedestrian-friendly trails that connect to each other and to public transit. Sea walls, flood plains and roads that are prepared for climate change-sparked super storms. More space for people to grow food; less space for big-box stores and parking.

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Superheroes, Snakes, Spiders Kick Off Summer Read

by David Sepulveda | Jun 12, 2015 3:08 pm | Comments (1)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTOS Like a true superhero, New Haven police Officer Liz Marie Almedina extended her open palms as Wray Williams, the ranger for the East Rock Environmental Center, created a hand-bridge for a giant, hairy tarantula spider that walked across it with a certain cinematic grace.

“Are you afraid?” yelled one of the many children who looked on in wide-eyed amazement.

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Festival Listens To Dixwell

by Lucy Gellman | Jun 10, 2015 11:01 am

Not far from the asphalt running track outside Wexler-Grant School in Dixwell, the New Haven Museum’s Amy Durbin and Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky were helping build sound sandwiches from jumbo Popsicle sticks and rubber bands, directing those who had finished to an oral history project just yards away on the lawn, where Baobab Tree Studios had set up shop for the day.

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Beds Raise “Golden Girls” Garden To New Level

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 5, 2015 2:59 pm | Comments (2)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Almeta Hudson was skeptical of raised beds being constructed at the Ann Street Community Garden.

“We’re dirt farmers,” Hudson (pictured in black) said.

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City, Developer Face Off Over CVS

by Markeshia Ricks | May 29, 2015 12:09 pm | Comments (26)

City of New Haven “Do not smirk,” snapped the developer. “I sat here and respectfully listened to your presentation, Matt.”

“I’m not smirking,” responded the city’s development chief.

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Our Wealth, Poverty Extremes Top Other States’

by Mary Buchanan & Mark Abraham | May 22, 2015 12:02 pm | Comments (9)

A working paper from the University of Minnesota takes a new approach in explaining rising levels of neighborhood inequality by highlighting the relative isolation of affluent, white households in 15 major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.

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From The Aesthetic To The Ecstatic At Artwalk 18

by David Sepulveda | May 12, 2015 12:03 pm | Comments (4)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTOS There was a buzz in the air. Visitors were coming, lots of them. Like a family hosting out-of-town guests, Westville’s community engine of businesses, residents, and volunteers revved up to roll out the neighborhood’s annual Artwalk festival, held over Mother’s Day weekend.

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