by Betsy Kim | Sep 26, 2016 12:15 pm
The 1,000 people who attended this past weekend’s 13th annual St. Basil’s Church Greek Orthodox Cultural Fair were celebrating not just a rich tradition, but a commitment to continue building that tradition in New Haven.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 23, 2016 1:59 pm | Comments (1)
Miles Wallace was worried about Career High School getting a new principal just as he started his senior year.
But the transition has been “smooth,” and he is expects to finish the year strong.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 20, 2016 12:00 pm
Jennifer Forslund was encouraged by her father to avoid his firefighting lineage and go into another field after graduation.
Tuesday, her decision to press ahead in the family business earned its rewards, as she was promoted from firefighter to fire investigator and inspector after more than 20 years in New Haven’s fire department.
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by Thomas Breen | Sep 19, 2016 12:39 pm | Comments (6)
Halfway through a presentation on the many ways that the Hill neighborhood has changed over the past 100 years, architect-in-training Jonathan Hopkins paused to ask the question that everyone in the audience had been considering for the past hour and a half.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 16, 2016 2:01 pm | Comments (7)
An hour before students arrived at Hill Central School, seventh- and eighth-grade teachers were inside debating how to ensure letters about an upcoming open house actually reach parents instead of remaining in students’ backpacks.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 15, 2016 2:52 pm | Comments (2)
Some of the reasons a crowd Thursday celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Hill’s Courtland S. Wilson Branch Library:
• Its blazing fast Wifi and reliably cool air conditioning.
• Its spacious meeting rooms booked from morning to night by civic groups ranging from the Pride Project to the Food Policy Institute.
• How 4-year-old Nydeliz Torres love to come and read her most favorite book, Pete the Cat.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 9, 2016 12:20 pm | Comments (1)
In the last two years at Hill Central, Lillian Fontan has overseen climbing test scores, decreasing student absentee rates, and a jump off the state list of troubled schools.
Her secret? Loosening her grip on the reins.
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by Staff | Aug 31, 2016 3:50 pm | Comments (9)
(Updated) Two people died from gunshot wounds in the Hill Tuesday night.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 30, 2016 8:14 am | Comments (20)
A commercial building instead of a police station in at 1 Union Ave. Another one in the historic former New Haven Railroad building. A now half-empty Church Street South razed and reborn as a 900-unit, mixed-use and -income development.
City officials asked U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to envision all those changes — and to help them make them happen — on a one-mile walking tour from Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ 100 College St. headquarters to Amistad Park.
Continue reading ‘“Land Of Opportunity” Beckons’
by Allan Appel | Aug 26, 2016 8:35 am
Take an Iowa farm boy, train him to be a children’s librarian, and it’s only a matter of time before he starts to bring animals to work.
Continue reading ‘Weading Wabbits Hop Into Hill Library’