by Allan Appel | Jan 25, 2016 5:05 pm
Jasmine Sullivan, a 30-year-old single mom, lives in public housing in the Hill. She works part-time or seasonal jobs; she doesn’t have enough adequate free day care for her three young kids. So in the winter she struggles pay a $1,300 to $1,400 seasonal heating bill.
She’s experienced threats of shut-off by the utilities and several actual shut-offs over the past five years.
When that happens she said, “It’s a horrible feeling as a mom not to be able to turn on the electricity.”
Continue reading ‘Murphy Vows To Fight To Keep The Heat On’
by Paul Bass | Jan 5, 2016 2:57 pm | Comments (2)
Victims of domestic violence may soon have a “one-stop shopping” location where they can receive help.
Continue reading ‘Family Justice Center In The Works’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 23, 2015 2:19 pm | Comments (1)
When you’re the tallest person in the room, as former Indiana Pacer and Detroit Piston Dale Davis often is, you get a lot of questions about your height.
Maruo-Sheridan’s seventh and eighth-graders didn’t disappoint.
Continue reading ‘NBA Star Pitches In With Food Drive’
by Staff | Nov 17, 2015 12:10 pm
The annual turkey drive conducted in the memory of the late Dixwell activist Mae Ola Riddick is kicking into high gear.
Continue reading ‘Dixwell Turkey Drive In Home Stretch’
by Staff | Oct 30, 2015 6:00 am
A year ago at a Phoenix school, 7-year-old Javier Lopez choked on his lunch at a little after 11 a.m. in the morning. The cafeteria was full of children and supervisors. There were folks certified to help. No one noticed that he was unresponsive. Five minutes short of noon that same day, he was pronounced dead.
Continue reading ‘“This Is Not Babysitting”’
by Paul Bass | Oct 26, 2015 2:55 pm | Comments (1)
Instead of getting in trouble this summer, Eddy Garcia brushed up on his math and reading.
Continue reading ‘Eddy, Watched Out For, Gets A Watch’
by Paul Bass | Oct 22, 2015 12:32 pm | Comments (1)
An idea born in New Haven is taking off statewide: to build a community foundation focused on African-American advancement.
Continue reading ‘New Foundation Seeks Black “Prosperity”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 2, 2015 7:00 am | Comments (5)
With the help of $1 million, New Haven is aiming to put itself halfway out of the prison reentry business in five years.
Continue reading ‘Strategy Unveiled To Keep Ex-Cons Out Of Prison’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 1, 2015 1:45 pm | Comments (12)
Howard K. Hill often sees families at their most vulnerable hour—when a loved one has passed away.
Continue reading ‘Black Donors Pitched On “Prosperity Foundation”’
by David Sepulveda | Sep 17, 2015 1:11 pm | Comments (1)
The image of a young boy biting into a shiny, red apple materialized over several hours late Wednesday afternoon as Ryan (Arcy) Christenson, a graffiti artist and muralist, painted his statement on a large 8’ x 12’ panel at Orange Street’s Pitkin Plaza.
Continue reading ‘Aerosol Arsenal Aims At Hunger’