by Staff | Aug 15, 2014 5:22 am
The Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) distributed “close to 500 backpacks and school supplies” at its first-ever “Back to School Fair” Wednesday, according to spokeswoman Jasmin Franjul.
by Liana Teixeira | Jul 31, 2014 7:53 am
Lashae Morrison’s and Queshon McDaniel’s cousin was shot and killed in October, mere feet from the Westville Manor building where they plant flowers and learn about making the world greener.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 22, 2014 9:02 am | Comments (3)
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.