by Ariela Martin | May 2, 2013 1:23 pm | Comments (1)
It took trying on more than six dresses and the support and encouragement of her best friend for Julia Loversi to find the perfect dress—all without costing a penny.
by Allan Appel | Apr 30, 2013 11:29 am | Comments (3)
The curb cut is in on Humphrey, and the signs are up.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 26, 2013 4:17 pm | Comments (1)
Volunteers like Ariella Kristal and Amalia Skilton (pictured above) helped low-income working families win millions of dollars in tax refunds, and avoid getting gouged by thousands of dollars in fees, at free tax preparation sites across the city this year.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 23, 2013 11:34 am | Comments (4)
Officials announced the next five schools to receive extra social-emotional supports for kids—and pointed to a dramatic drop in behavior problems at Barnard School as an early sign that a new experiment is working.
by Paul Bass | Apr 3, 2013 3:09 pm | Comments (1)
A phalanx of muckamucks started digging a hole in the ground in the shadow of West Rock—so kids in trouble can have a roof over their heads and a chance at a better life.
by Thomas MacMillan | Dec 27, 2012 4:16 pm | Comments (3)
A plan to build a gym has become a pressure point for neighbors trying to stop a private drug rehab center from opening on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard.
by Allan Appel | Dec 6, 2012 9:55 am | Comments (4)
Gov. Dannel Malloy deployed some inventive tools in New Haven’s Fair Haven Heights neighborhood Tuesday to help close Connecticut’s educational achievement gap: a squishy-toy hammer and a ceremonial golden shovel.
by Staff | Nov 23, 2012 11:14 am
Judy Thompson of St. Aedan-St. Brendan School sent in this photo and write-up:
by Allan Appel | Nov 23, 2012 10:01 am | Comments (1)
Velveta Scott enjoyed a full, sit-down, white-table cloth Thanksgiving meal with her choice of pumpkin or apple pie for dessert. Then she went outside where Jack the Coat Man, occasionally known as Dr. Jack Eliass, the chairman of medicine at Yale University Medical School, helped her try on a winter jacket from the several dozen on the rack that he had collected.
As Elias helped Scott slip on the blue jacket with down fill, he inquired politely, “Will that fit you?”
by Ariela Martin | Nov 19, 2012 3:10 pm | Comments (1)
The competition was on, and all for a good cause: In total, 2,360 pounds of nonperishable food was collected, with Tech—the winning “floor”—collecting 1,400 pounds of it.