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The Haves Walk In Poverty’s Shoes

by Allan Appel | Jan 15, 2015 1:34 pm | Comments (1)

A successful business couple and a highly trained surgeon felt stressed. Mortgage payments cost so much they couldn’t afford nutritious food. They couldn’t reach the places they needed to go to.

They were trying to balance a budget and make ends meet for a family living on or near poverty level. And they were frazzled after just 15 minutes of trying.

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City Activates Warming Centers

by Staff | Jan 7, 2015 8:23 am | Comments (2)

Concerned about sub-freezing temperatures, the city is opening daytime centers for people with nowhere else to stay warm.

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Up To 3,000 Needy Families Getting Food

by Allan Appel | Dec 22, 2014 1:04 pm

Allan Appel Photo Forty people joined U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, New Haven Food Policy Council Chair Alycia Santilli, and the state’s two U.S. senators at the Atwater Senior Center Monday morning. The occasion: to mark $2.8 million given to Connecticut (and six other states) so they can participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

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LEAP Kids Talk & Bake

by Allan Appel | Dec 18, 2014 8:20 am

Allan Appel Photo The organization taught her about trauma, brought, financial stability to her family, and saved her life. It also bakes a wickedly good plate of chocolate chip cookies.

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Highsmith, Brown-Dean Join Foundation Board

by Staff | Dec 17, 2014 4:30 pm

Two New Naven community powerhouses are joining one of New Haven’s powerhouse not-for-profit boards, at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (CFGNH).

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Healthy Start Celebrates $5.7M Boost For Next Phase Of Work

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 8, 2014 11:00 am | Comments (3)

Markeshia Ricks Photo The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s Healthy Start Program celebrated 19 years of service to the women and babies of the city, and a $5.4 million grant that will help it continue its work through 2019.

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Three Local “Unsung Heroes” Win Awards

by Staff | Dec 4, 2014 1:04 pm | Comments (1)

Thomas MacMillan PhotoDan Kinsman, Raymond Wallace and Music Haven won grants for their community work, through the Morris & Irmgard Wessel Fund’s Unsung Heroes Awards.

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City Scores $500K To Target Youth Violence

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 2, 2014 8:40 am | Comments (3)

Markeshia Ricks photo Lauryn Darden, 14, and Nazair Peters, 15, said they would be stuck at home, or in harm’s way, if they didn’t have a safe place to go after school. Fortunately they spend their afternoons in the Leaders-in-Training (LEAP) Inc. getting their homework done, playing sports like basketball and swimming, and learning how to be leaders and mentors.

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MOR Better Turkeys

by Staff | Nov 20, 2014 2:45 pm

Allan Appel File Photo For the second straight year, Dixwell neighbors and friends of the late Mae Ola Riddick are keeping her memory alive by running a Thanksgiving food giveaway.

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Hire Jobs Monitor? Or Homeless Quarterback?

by Paul Bass | Nov 19, 2014 1:40 pm

Paul Bass PhotoThe Harp Administration wants to leave vacant a job at the strapped agency that monitors hiring on development projects in order to create a job to oversee the city’s programs for the homeless.

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