by Peter Mackenzie | Sep 27, 2016 5:25 pm | Comments (1)
Nairobi, Kenya — New Haven-born poet and hip-hop MC Akua Naru surveyed the large and hyped up crowd at The Alchemist Bar here for the final show of a five-country African tour. Flashing a sly grin, she confided in them, “You know, there are one or two Kenyas in my family, truth be told.”
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by David Sepulveda | Sep 23, 2016 11:56 am
Though not quite Philadelphia, considered by some as the “mural capital of the world,” New Haven is seeing a flowering of the ages-old form of visual communication, community engagement, education, and storytelling on its buildings.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 19, 2016 8:18 am | Comments (5)
Xavier Payne walked by a clearing on Shelton Avenue and saw a small group of people preparing food under a canvas awning.
He wandered over for a short stack of pancakes — and entered a new weekly communal happening, inspired by the Black Panthers, that nourishes Newhallville with free food, clothes, and chess and sewing lessons.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 24, 2016 8:24 am
Sparked by a summer of race-related violence and subsequent protests against police brutality, New Haven’s public schools are rolling out a campaign to protect their students and preemptively build their mental and physical health.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 22, 2016 8:33 am | Comments (13)
Weeks before Hillhouse plays its first football game at its the new $16.4 million Bowen Field, Howard Boyd and some Hillhouse parents aren’t celebrating.
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by Paul Bass | Aug 12, 2016 12:32 pm | Comments (7)
Officer Michael Haines knew gang members planned to hold a party in Newhallville. He knew rival gang members might show up. But he didn’t know exactly where.
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by Staff | Aug 7, 2016 2:08 pm
A 50-year-old State Street man named James Edwards Foley was stabbed to death Sunday, police reported.
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by Rohan Naik | Aug 3, 2016 2:29 pm | Comments (1)
On the afternoon of March 23, 2015, Ward 21 Alder Brenda Foskey-Cyrus looked out the window of her Newhallville home to see a fire raging across the street. Foskey-Cyrus prayed it wasn’t the neighborhood the local community center.
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by Rohan Naik | Jul 29, 2016 7:58 am | Comments (3)
In 1998, school administrators first floated the idea of renovating Hillhouse High School’s Bowen Field.
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by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 27, 2016 4:50 pm | Comments (16)
When two Newhallville cops approached him on the corner of Ivy and Newhall Streets, 12-year-old Cameron Thomas thought he was in trouble.
Instead, he was soon in Twizzlers and Smarties.
Continue reading ‘Candy Cops Try “Smartie” Policing’