Daisy Street Celebrates

by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 25, 2016 7:19 am

The Newhall Gardens senior public-housing complex on Daisy Street was temporarily converted into a party space, as residents gathered for a communal birthday celebration replete with music, streamers and home-cooked macaroni and cheese.

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Cop-Community Tensions Laid Bare

by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 22, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (17)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.”

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