New Park Opens In “New Hamden”

by Hailey Fuchs | Jun 12, 2017 8:03 am

Hailey Fuchs Photo When Connie Vereen first arrived on Cherry Ann Street 21 years ago, the neighborhood was dominated by Southern Connecticut State University students. As the university slowly shifted its campus, more and more young families filled the street’s apartment buildings. But the city line that runs in the middle of Cherry Ann Street fragmented the community — children on the Hamden side rarely crossed over to play with the kids in New Haven and vice versa.

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She’s Home

by Lucy Gellman | May 17, 2017 4:43 pm | Comments (6)

Lucy Gellman Photo The bedroom isn’t in the basement anymore. A dining room is still missing a table and chairs. Only the ghosts of her parents live on the first floor. But for Robyn Handy, 944 Sherman Ave. is home twice over — and now it’s hers.

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