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3 Seek West Rock/West Hills Seat

by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 22, 2017 8:13 am | Comments (15)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoTwo 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.

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The Bard Meets West Rock

by Brian Slattery | Apr 25, 2017 11:11 am | Comments (4)

Brian Slattery PhotoOn 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.

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