by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 22, 2017 9:13 am | Comments (12)
Two of the three candidates running to be the next alder for Ward 30 are lifelong New Haveners with connections and histories that they hope will bridge both sides of the big rock on the west side of town.
They also hope to turn out enough voters to decide whether strong experience or new energy matters most in the next representative for the West Rock/West Hills section of the city.
Continue reading ‘3 Seek West Rock/West Hills Seat’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 9, 2017 8:19 am | Comments (4)
The Q House is still on track for construction to begin next spring despite some fits and starts, including a detour through Probate Court and a subterranean discovery.
Continue reading ‘Q House, Delayed, Set For Spring Groundbreaking’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 2, 2017 4:03 pm | Comments (17)
“Ain’t gonna change,” West Rock’s Earlana Mundy told the candidate.
“Nothing changes?” he responded. “Well, that’s why I’m running.”
Continue reading ‘Paca Hits First 1,000 Signatures’
by Staff | May 3, 2017 12:56 pm
Solar Youth Inc. green jobs interns spent a recent Saturday tackling litter and trash around the Wintergreen Brook.
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by Brian Slattery | Apr 25, 2017 12:11 pm | Comments (4)
On a recent afternoon at the West Rock Community Center, Sarah Bowles, Elm Shakespeare Company’s new education program manager, heard the kids in her after-school program talking about bars. She asked them what they meant. They explained: In hip hop, the bars meant the metered sentences that rhymed with each other.
That was like Shakespeare’s language, Bowles told them. “It’s like bars.” And they got it. Soon they were trading lines from Shakespeare with the same ease and flow they brought to their favorite hip hop songs.
Continue reading ‘The Bard Meets West Rock’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 26, 2017 9:03 am | Comments (3)
The City Plan Commission gave the go-ahead for the city’s housing authority to get moving on the second phase of the redevelopment of a West Rock public-housing community.
Continue reading ‘Rockview Phase 2 Greenlighted’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 18, 2016 9:00 am | Comments (8)
Francine Caplan was all too happy to be standing Thursday in a back lot tucked behind Southern Connecticut State University, with a shovel in her hand. The day was more than 20 years in the making.
Continue reading ‘New Firing Range To Offer Silent Nights’
by Brian Slattery | Oct 27, 2016 3:29 pm
With a Dec. 1 deadline looming, local nonprofits are changing how they operate to comply with a new federal overtime rule.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 2, 2016 8:42 am | Comments (2)
Instead of sitting inside his third-grade classroom with his fellow students hours into his first day of school, Benny was standing in the hallway talking to two teachers.
He wasn’t in trouble. He was in distress. And he wanted to speak with “Dr. D.”
Continue reading ‘Benny & Dr. D Strike A Deal’
by Qi Xu | Jul 1, 2016 7:27 am | Comments (2)
In one month, Wilmot Crossing resident Betty Reveas will be able to do grocery shopping around the corner. In about a year, she can see a doctor a stone’s throw away, instead of having to drive downtown.
Continue reading ‘Hill Health Clinic Coming To West Rock’