by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 5, 2014 3:36 pm | Comments (1)
Parents, students and teachers found themselves doing the “wobble” on the green of Lincoln-Bassett School. The dance wasn’t planned—but the effect of the dance was.
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 4, 2014 1:08 pm | Comments (1)
Living on a fixed income, Bubba Elder finds it hard to afford to put fresh fruits and vegetables on the table. So he joined 200 other people in a church parking lot in Newhallville Wednesday to pick up bags of fresh corn, carrots, onions and celery from the Connecticut Food Bank’s mobile pantry.
by Jordi Gassó | Aug 15, 2014 7:50 am
Streaks of green, violet and vermillion adorned a wall in Room 118. The variegated mural, of seven human figures raising their arms toward the sky, seems to pulsate with kinetic energy — a tie-dye starburst of color.
by Paul Bass | Aug 8, 2014 3:05 pm | Comments (13)
Michael Collins and Dee Johnson were glad to hear the city’s finding a buyer to rescue a vacant house on their block—and they hope the right kind of buyer ends up with it.
by Staff | Aug 4, 2014 2:13 pm
An ambitious youth arts-enrichment center based at Science Park is opening an outpost in Newhallville to help lead an experiment in reversing the fortunes of a struggling school.
by Melissa Bailey | Aug 1, 2014 2:17 pm | Comments (3)
Fresh from a national film tour and dinner with Jimmy Carter, Winfred Rembert is preparing to display his colorful carved-leather scenes of cotton-picking and chain gangs to a hometown audience.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 28, 2014 5:01 pm | Comments (21)
Mayor Toni Harp’s campaign pledge to bring a nearly 11-hour optional school day to Lincoln-Bassett School came true Monday, as the state announced it will help pay the bill.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 23, 2014 2:31 pm | Comments (17)
Elm City College Preparatory Middle School has emerged as the most likely seat of an ambitious experiment to reinvent K-8 education with two-week-long student expeditions, daily martial arts, and a “huge” investment in technology.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 18, 2014 12:49 pm | Comments (6)
Neighbors shut their doors to avoid confrontation as a pack of teenage bikers set upon Newhallville—armed with pamphlets about going green and saving money.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 18, 2014 8:45 am | Comments (6)
At the new Lincoln-Bassett School, teachers will come early. Students will be invited to stay late. Class sizes will be smaller. Staff will use the Comer Method to help kids cope with trauma.