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Comer’s Conflict-Calming Comes Home

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 22, 2014 9:02 am | Comments (3)

Melissa Bailey File Photo One of New Haven’s experimental school sites ditched a hot modern education-reform idea, an extra-long school day, and is bringing back an older idea—daily tough talks to help kids deal with trauma.

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4 Shootings Spark A 30-Foot Message

by Joanne Sciulli, Solar Youth | May 30, 2014 8:56 am | Comments (12)

Joanne Sciulli Photo There have been four shootings in the Westville Manor community in the last seven days—last Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and after midnight Wednesday.  Even in a community where two gunshot murders happened in 2013, this is extreme.

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Fence? What Fence?

by Paul Bass | May 21, 2014 5:52 pm | Comments (6)

Arthur Perry drove to the corner of Mueller Drive and Woodin Street as he has for 20 years, only to come upon a startling new sight. He suddenly had a clear view of the potter’s field previously hidden behind a fence sealing his town from New Haven’s West Rock neighborhood.

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“Why It Now Must Go”

by Staff | May 13, 2014 7:00 am | Comments (2)

Paul Bass Photo New Haven’s knitting itself back together—and the region back together.

Mayor Toni Harp offered that long view Monday of why a fence is coming down on the New Haven-Hamden border.

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Berlin Wall Falls; World Doesn’t End

by Paul Bass | May 12, 2014 2:23 pm | Comments (7)

Paul Bass Photos “It’s about time!” William Tucker exclaimed after watching a barrier fall Monday—a barrier that kept “his side” walled off from New Haven.

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Fence Set To Start Coming Down Monday

by Melissa Bailey | May 7, 2014 8:24 am | Comments (8)

Melissa Bailey Photo The “Berlin Wall” that has separated New Haven’s public housing projects from their suburban neighbors for five decades is set to come down Monday morning. A symbolic first piece of it, anyway.

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New Haven-Hamden “Berlin Wall” Coming Down

by Paul Bass | May 4, 2014 4:49 pm | Comments (37)

Paul Bass Photos After decades of contention, the city is tearing down the fence that divides the public-housing developments in the shadow of West Rock from the town of Hamden.

New Haven’s housing authority plans to meet with a contractor Tuesday morning to finalize details for razing the fence within two weeks. The plan is to reconnect Wilmot Road back to Hamden’s Woodin Street.

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Final Ribicoff Holdouts Set To Relocate

by Melissa Bailey | Apr 21, 2014 7:51 am | Comments (3)

Melissa Bailey Photo Minnie Harris packed up glassware in a ghost town, as the housing authority prepared to move forward with a $40 million plan to raze and rebuild an elderly housing complex on the outskirts of West Rock.

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West Rock Rebuilding Switches To Ribicoff Cottage

by Allan Appel | Feb 21, 2014 8:55 am | Comments (3)

Allan Appel Photo The rebuilding of West Rock’s Rockview public-housing development will go on hold while the housing authority instead rushes to redo the nearby Abraham Ribicoff Cottages instead.

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Will The Young Dads Please Show Up?

by Allan Appel | Jan 1, 2014 10:27 am | Comments (4)

Allan Appel Photo William Knox wanted to tell his story to despairing – and maybe deadbeat—young dads from the neighborhood. They didn’t show up. At least not yet.

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Trash & Recycling
Jul 28, 2014 5:21 pm
Address: 17 Arden St New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 4

The trash truck came by this a.m. on Fri. 7/25 and did not take my trash out of the brown...

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Traffic Signal / Pedestrian Signal
Jul 28, 2014 5:08 pm
Address: 355-367 Edwards Street Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Rating: 1

The signal sensor at the top of Edwards hill, where it...

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