by Allan Appel | Sep 15, 2016 8:07 am | Comments (3)
There’s a lot of shame in being homeless, and it’s hard to talk about, said Morgan Harrison. He knows firsthand: He’s overcoming homelessness and on his way to a degree and a job as a railway engineer.
Talking honestly with a counselor — the first step in a solution — can be difficult, too, if you’re crammed with maybe another person into a broom closet-sized office with storage shelves above you, walls so thin everybody hears, and a door that can’t open without banging into a washer and dryer.
Continue reading ‘Now There’s Room At The “Inn”’
by Paul Bass | Sep 15, 2016 8:05 am | Comments (3)
Mom didn’t know that her 9-year-old boy heard her crying every night. His acting out in school brought that fact to light — and led to a solution.
Continue reading ‘Kids In 5 Schools Getting Trauma Help’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 31, 2016 8:58 am
The year was 1999. The place was a Freddie Fixer Parade. And the song was J.T. Money’s “Who Dat.”
Friends Chaz Carmon and Darren Haynes were teens on the cusp of manhood, honoring a tradition for many African-American youngsters — having a good time at the parade.
Continue reading ‘ESPN Anchor Tells Kids How To Break Out’
by Staff | Aug 24, 2016 7:11 am
Young people were fed in two ways in the Hill Tuesday.
Continue reading ‘Food For The Mind, Food For The Stomach’
by Daniela Brighenti | Jul 29, 2016 7:21 am
“Say we have a veteran, who came back and developed post-traumatic stress disorder, got in trouble with the law, was incarcerated and now has just come out” of prison, asked Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy. “How do you help him?”
Continue reading ‘From DNC To Op-C’
by Paul Bass | Jul 22, 2016 4:09 pm | Comments (4)
City government Friday opened an outpost on Dixwell Avenue to bring “one-stop shopping” to the neighborhood.
Continue reading ‘“One-Stop” Government “Shopping” Comes To Dixwell’
by Lucy Gellman | Jul 22, 2016 12:45 pm
When Bonnie Waters picked up Lola M. Schaefer’s Look Behind! Tales of Animal Ends on the Green Friday, she was looking behind at her own life, as well. And helping a young girl look ahead.
Continue reading ‘500 Kids “Read In” On The Green’
by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 23, 2016 6:43 am
School might be out for the summer, but LEAP won’t be for multiple senior counselors.
Continue reading ‘HANH Approves LEAP Summer Housing’
by Paul Bass & Markeshia Ricks | May 11, 2016 11:49 am | Comments (2)
It may just have been the weather — or it may reflect a deeper problem.
Continue reading ‘City Homeless Count Rises’
by Brian Slattery | May 9, 2016 7:20 am | Comments (1)
The unseasonable cold and threat of rain couldn’t keep teachers, administrators, students, and supporters away from celebrating the grand opening of East Street Arts and the 45th anniversary of Marrakech, the statewide nonprofit of which East Street Arts is a part.
Continue reading ‘Marrakech Opens East Street Arts’