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by Melissa Bailey | Dec 4, 2013 2:55 pm
“I want to go to my house!” protested Simon.
Bonnie Muller took his hand and plunked down on the floor. “Tell me more,” she said.
It was part of a newly redoubled effort to reverse the damaging affects of childhood trauma on kids’ brains, mental health, and life trajectories.
by Joshua Mamis | Dec 3, 2013 12:02 pm
Occupy Wall Street and its local progeny, Occupy New Haven, have long since disappeared from the public consciousness. We are no less a divided nation (or region) than we were when the movement started in 2011.
The Occupy movement was on my mind as I navigated the world as experienced by the lowest portion of the “99 percent” during a recenCrossint poverty simulation at Southern Connecticut State University. It came up again that evening when the Occupy New Haven encampment on the Green was mentioned in the Yale Cabaret’s premiere production of Derivatives, Jabari Brisbort’s exploration of the income gap’s impact on people in New Haven. One character saw the encampment as little more than a well-intentioned tented folly that had damaged the Green.
by Thomas MacMillan | Dec 2, 2013 3:14 pm | Comments (10)
Yale staff and faculty took a total of $1.1 million from their paychecks and gave it to the United Way in 2012. That’s an impressive number, but it came from only a small fraction of the entire Yale workforce, according to a professor pushing to increase the percentage.
by Allan Appel | Nov 29, 2013 8:34 am
Michael Brooks has joined New Haven’s newest posse—a “Gang of Dads” looking to help save young people headed for trouble and the wrong kind of gangs.
by Thomas MacMillan | Nov 27, 2013 10:00 am | Comments (5)
This Thanksgiving, people getting by on food stamps are being hit by a double whammy: On top of recent cuts to the federal assistance program, the holiday comes late in the month, so people have fewer dollars left to get a turkey for their table.
by Diana Li | Nov 15, 2013 8:05 am | Comments (2)
After 83 arrests and 66 convictions, Tonier “Neen” Cain finally found one place with people willing to listen to her, believe in her, and help her deal with her trauma.
by Allan Appel | Nov 14, 2013 11:36 am
As the bitter cold sets in, the homeless need ...
Hot food? Check.
How about art?
by Staff | Nov 11, 2013 10:57 am | Comments (1)
85. 49. $2.9 million.
by David Sepulveda | Oct 28, 2013 10:14 am | Comments (1)
After a paring down of contestants from a total of 36 teams, the Geezer Geeks, a crowd favorite, looked to defeat the one team that stood in the path of a potential, cane-raising victory.
Another geriatric-themed team, the AARP Misfits, was having none of it.
by Staff | Oct 25, 2013 10:22 am
In memory of a matriarch of Dixwell, volunteers are gathering provisions to keep 1,000 families warm and fed this Thanksgiving. They need your help.