by Melissa Bailey | Jul 22, 2014 9:02 am | Comments (2)
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.
by Joanne Sciulli, Solar Youth | May 30, 2014 8:56 am | Comments (12)
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.
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.
by Staff | May 13, 2014 7:00 am | Comments (2)
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.
by Paul Bass | May 12, 2014 2:23 pm | Comments (7)
“It’s about time!” William Tucker exclaimed after watching a barrier fall Monday—a barrier that kept “his side” walled off from New Haven.
by Melissa Bailey | May 7, 2014 8:24 am | Comments (8)
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.
by Paul Bass | May 4, 2014 4:49 pm | Comments (37)
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.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 21, 2014 7:51 am | Comments (3)
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.
by Allan Appel | Feb 21, 2014 8:55 am | Comments (3)
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.
by Allan Appel | Jan 1, 2014 10:27 am | Comments (4)
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.