by Lucy Gellman | Apr 18, 2014 9:13 am | Comments (7)
Lynn Street stood in her door frame, eyes flitting to Robyn Porter as she spoke.
“You’re getting an earful, I know,” Street told Porter.
“That’s what I come out for,” she said. “I’m a listener.”
by Paul Bass | Apr 17, 2014 4:53 pm | Comments (18)
Cops in Newhallville started pulling over more drivers for running lights or missing plates. Then the shootings stopped.
by Paul Bass | Apr 14, 2014 4:30 pm | Comments (2)
Rey Harp carried some campaign flyers from one side of Goodrich Street to the other—arguing that the two sides belong together.
by Paul Bass | Apr 4, 2014 5:30 pm | Comments (2)
Zonah means “prostitute” in Hebrew. It accrued a second meaning in New Haven poverty real-estate scamming: “Name of fictional tenant on a fake lease created to fool the bank.”
by Allan Appel | Apr 4, 2014 12:01 pm | Comments (3)
There really are lilacs on Lilac Street.
by Allan Appel | Apr 2, 2014 8:12 am
In a few weeks this wall will bear not only the mural art of nearby Lincoln-Bassett School fifth and sixth graders, but also the aspirations, big and small, of a neighborhood.
by Tammy Chapman | Mar 31, 2014 3:01 pm | Comments (3)
Today was a good day.
A united group of my friends and neighbors got together to plan a new look for Lilac Street, around the corner from my home. We represent new families, multi-generational families, renters, homeowners, working professionals and stay-at-home parents. We have aligned with neighbors to try to transform one of the most unattractive blocks in our community.
by Paul Bass | Mar 27, 2014 3:17 pm | Comments (4)
The confessed mastermind of a massive mortgage-fraud ring has started amassing a new poverty real-estate empire—before he even goes to prison.
by Melissa Bailey | Mar 26, 2014 8:22 am | Comments (5)
More truancy officers. A full-time social worker. A “restorative justice” room for kids who get in trouble.
The school system rushed to put those pieces into place at Lincoln-Bassett School in the wake of a state audit revealing “serious concerns” about the education there.
by Melissa Bailey | Mar 14, 2014 8:25 am | Comments (21)
Students “wander” and “run” in the hallways. Classes have a “low level of rigor.” And staff is divided as to whether a new principal is rescuing or wrecking a neighborhood school.