by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 22, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (13)
Elijah Joyner already didn’t like cops. Watching the latest footage of police officers shooting an unarmed black man only strengthened those feelings.
“To be honest, I don’t like cops no more,” the teen told more than 100 people gathered at First Calvary Baptist Church on Dixwell Avenue Thursday night to talk about race, violence and how to mend the fractured relationship between the police and the community. “I stopped liking cops after what they did to my father.”
Continue reading ‘Cop-Community Tensions Laid Bare’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 18, 2016 12:08 pm | Comments (11)
When she drives her children to school, Robin Miller-Godwin has to take a circuitous route: She turns right at the corner of Ivy Street and Newhall Street, drives past Hazel Street, turns left onto Starr Street, takes another left onto Winchester Avenue, and finally zooms past Hazel and Ivy in one inconvenient loop.
Continue reading ‘Street Maze Frustrates Neighbors’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 15, 2016 1:51 pm | Comments (13)
Lia Miller-Granger grew up in Newhallville hearing her parents talk about police violence in the neighborhood, but not experiencing it firsthand.
Now, she’s at the head of a local movement that aims to end it.
Continue reading ‘She Stepped Up To Lead Justice Fight’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 14, 2016 4:27 pm | Comments (5)
Robin Willoughby was determined to find the man with the ribs.
Continue reading ‘Ricky D’s Gets A Shack’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 5, 2016 8:04 am | Comments (2)
Upon receiving improved state audit results for the second year running, Principal Janet Brown-Clayton is hitting the ground running to keep turning around Lincoln-Bassett School.
Continue reading ‘Principal Looks to Keep Progress Going’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 29, 2016 3:08 pm | Comments (4)
New police officers on beat in the Newhallville, East Rock and Cedar Hill will not just walk the streets, but talk to people — and prove it.
Continue reading ‘New Top Cop Renews Community Mission’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 22, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (11)
Newhallville neighbors are figuring out how to fight crime without fighting each other, and they have a new top cop to help.
Continue reading ‘Newhallville Feels The “Byrne”’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jun 17, 2016 2:02 pm | Comments (31)
Harry Reddish committed an act of guerrilla gardening — planting okra and kale seeds in a once-verdant Newhallville lot that has lain fallow amid a dispute over land and water rights.
Continue reading ‘Garden-Variety Politics Kills Veggies’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 16, 2016 7:35 am | Comments (9)
More than a week after Amistad High School students rallied for more diversity and fewer suspensions, Morgan Barth was confirmed as the school’s new principal.
Continue reading ‘Barth Voted New Amistad Principal’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jun 14, 2016 7:13 am | Comments (3)
Stacy Spell scanned the neighborhood, his eyes darting from house to house. He was on the lookout for signs of care — a flower pot on the front steps, a manicured lawn.
Continue reading ‘Project Longevity Hits Newhallville’