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Anatomy Of A Rescue

by Paul Bass | Oct 14, 2014 1:32 pm | Comments (6)

NHFD Eight firefighters, a Yale-New Haven doc and a paramedic rescued a worker trapped in dirt up to his waist in a collapsed trench Tuesday morning. They couldn’t climb right in—or else they would have risked creating a second problem.

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Back-To-School Backpacks Draw A Crowd

by Staff | Aug 15, 2014 5:22 am

Contributed Photo 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.

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West Rock Teens Raise Banners To Combat The Violence

by Liana Teixeira | Jul 31, 2014 7:53 am

Liana Teixeria Photo 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.

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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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Blue VW Golf Always Parks Illegally In Front Of Grand Ave Firehouse
Oct 31, 2014 7:57 am
Address: 73 East Grand Avenue New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 11

Almost daily there is a late model blue VW Golf parked on Lenox St almost into...

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Traffic/Road Safety
Oct 31, 2014 7:44 am
Address: Russell Street Fair Haven Heights- Hill-Between Warwick And Cabot New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 6

Cars parked on both sides of the road....

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