by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 15, 2016 1:51 pm | Comments (13)
Lia Miller-Granger grew up in Newhallville hearing her parents talk about police violence in the neighborhood, but not experiencing it firsthand.
Now, she’s at the head of a local movement that aims to end it.
Continue reading ‘She Stepped Up To Lead Justice Fight’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jun 7, 2016 2:36 pm | Comments (2)
The public works crew gathered in the shade on South Genesee Street ready to make the road like new again. But they couldn’t get started: The asphalt truck hadn’t arrived.
Continue reading ‘Paving Crew Rolls With The Unexpected’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 17, 2016 8:04 am
A project to restore a wildlife habitat and construct handicap accessible trails around Common Ground High School’s garden will get a $55,000 shot in the arm.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 21, 2016 7:41 am | Comments (2)
A long, contentious battle between the City Plan Department and a prospective builder of a new elderly housing complex in the shadow of West Rock came to a quick and quiet end.
Continue reading ‘After Decade Of Wrangling, West Hills Senior Housing Gets OK’
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 25, 2015 8:23 am | Comments (6)
Three months into an experiment in how to build the school of the future, New Haven’s Achievement First charter network is using real-life experience to work out some of the kinks.
Continue reading ‘Principal Tweaks Model-School Plan’
by Markeshia Ricks & Paul Bass | Oct 22, 2015 4:12 pm | Comments (3)
Water flowed anew through a a 30-foot wide opening in the Pond Lily Dam — along with visions of a reclaimed West River where fish and wildlife flourish alongside human recreation.
Continue reading ‘Dam Breaks, As West River’s Clean-Up Advances’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 7, 2015 7:45 am | Comments (8)
The developer interrupted the city staffer weighing in on his long-stalled project.
“I don’t know if you know how to read drawings or not,” Larry Waldorf declared. “But that is not ... that is not…”
“Excuse me. I have over 20 years of experience as a professional landscape architect,” City Plan staffer Anne Hartjen shot back. “I know how to read drawings. Thank you very much.”
Continue reading ‘Developer, City Plan Clash On W. Rock Plan’
by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 27, 2015 11:49 am | Comments (2)
Dina Lara delivered 9,000 petitions to the police officers blocking the entrance of her former place of employment—after leading a protest demanding better treatment for workers.
Continue reading ‘Fired Nursing Assistant Demands Labor Rights’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 30, 2015 12:08 pm | Comments (6)
West-siders weren’t interested in pie-in-the-sky changes to the neighborhood in the next decade. They wanted practical changes, like the arrival of a neighborhood grocery store.
Continue reading ‘Westville, West Hills Envision The Next 10 Years’
by Allan Appel | Dec 24, 2014 9:33 am | Comments (2)
LaShawn McCoy had been working and saving for seven years to buy her first house. She found a cute two-bedroom on Blake Street. As the closing approached this spring, two problems loomed, one huge, one small: Her credit report came back with a problem. And her son was shot.
Continue reading ‘“Now I’m The Landlord”’