by Brian Slattery | Oct 12, 2017 1:00 pm
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the New Haven-based nonprofit Christian Community Action is bringing legendary musician and social activist Harry Belafonte to the stage of the Shubert Theatre on College Street.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 11, 2017 3:33 pm | Comments (11)
Rasheen Murphy grew up in the Hill in the early 1990s. She saw friends and family struggle with drug addiction and fall victim to violent crime and incarceration. She had her first child at age 15, while still a student at Wilbur Cross High School.
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by Staff | Oct 4, 2017 1:01 pm | Comments (1)
Babz Rawls-Ivy is the editor of the Inner-City News, the host of daily WNHH FM’s “LoveBabz LoveTalk,” and a frequent guest on WNHH shows. Jeff Grant is the executive director of Family ReEntry, a social service organization in Bridgeport working with people who have gotten out of prison, and helping to prevent them from going back in.
They’ve both also served prison sentences themselves. They are now co-hosts of a new show on WNHH, “Criminal Justice Insider,” that tackles criminal justice issues from the inside out.
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by Staff | Oct 3, 2017 12:02 pm | Comments (4)
The United Way of Greater New Haven sent in this write-up about the launch Tuesday to coincide with the launch of an annual campaign to help children and families in need, at a time when “funding cuts and general instability around the state budget process have sent shockwaves through the nonprofit community in Greater New Haven.” Click here to donate to the campaign.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 28, 2017 12:50 pm | Comments (1)
James Walker believes in the power of second chances. He believes his plan to bring housing and jobs to Shelton Avenue could offer a second chance for Newhallville.
Regulatory hurdles have reminded him that second chances don’t come easy, or cheap.
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by Christopher Peak | Sep 22, 2017 4:00 pm | Comments (1)
A last-ditch attempt to demolish Obamacare could rip health coverage away from hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents and cost the state billions, Sen. Richard Blumenthal warned Friday morning.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 15, 2017 5:01 pm
On the same day that Chapel Haven commemorated 45 years of serving adults with disabilities, it also broke ground on a new campus that many hope will take it 45 years into the future and beyond.
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by David Sepulveda | Sep 12, 2017 1:01 pm | Comments (1)
Following months of internal turmoil, the executive director of a Fair Haven-based agency that has helped lead New Haven’s emergence as a “sanctuary city” for Latino immigrants is stepping down.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 7, 2017 4:24 pm | Comments (3)
The head of the National Healthy Start Association challenged child mortality advocates to persist in the fight to make sure that babies in this country don’t die prematurely.
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by Wendy Hamilton | Aug 10, 2017 1:12 pm | Comments (7)
Wendy Hamilton is a local activist and philanthropist who has been involved in homeless advocacy. She recently kept the following diary of her efforts to help one man she has known for years find housing.
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