In addition to eggs, oatmeal, orange juice, yogurt, and granola bars, a special pre-Thanksgiving item appeared on the menu for homeless diners at Wooster Square’s Sunrise Cafe: sleeping bags that can keep them warm when it’s as cold as zero degrees out.
The following was submitted by LEAP Executive Director Henry Fernandez about the organization’s Oct. 28. Halloween festivities.
LEAP’s annual Halloween Party was a blast. Hundreds of children, parents, grandparents and volunteers joined for a magical and spooky night complete with games, pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating, movies and a “haunted house” that was in fact a haunted locker room. Here are some highlights.
Brenda Harris is becoming a minor celebrity at Farnam Courts redevelopment groundbreakings.
The lifelong tenant—shovel in hand and hard hat atop her head—wielded a shovel at the groundbreaking for the now almost-done first phase of the redevelopment at the 75-year-old public-housing complex on Grand Avenue. And she was there again with a shovel Wednesday as phase two of its rebuilding got underway.
If you are looking for a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween with your kids, LEAP has the perfect answer! Join LEAP and our neighbors on Lyon and William Streets for the organization’s annual Community Halloween Festival for children. The Festival will be held Friday, Oct. 28, at LEAP’s community center at 31 Jefferson Street in New Haven from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.
Imagine State Street handling the same volume of traffic as now, but running straight and in two directions all the way from Grand Avenue to Water Street. Imagine narrower lanes slowing traffic for pedestrians, plus “cycletracks” on either side of the boulevard that divides downtown and Wooster Square.
One night in 2004, Officer Peter Krause was on duty when he noticed an inebriated young man stumbling through Wooster Square. Instead of arresting the man, Krause — or “Officer Pete” to the neighbors — sat him down on a nearby bench to chat about his night.
When an ambulance arrived, Krause escorted him to the hospital, where the young man was detoxed, and told him that he was free to talk anytime.
Julie Peterman said the most difficult part of building a habitat behind Conte West Hills School was preparing the ground — given that a 1964 factory burning left pieces of brick and concrete hidden under the soil.
A Philadelphia developer appears to have reached the end of the line in its efforts to stop competitors from building hundreds of new market-rate apartments at the edge of Wooster Square, connecting the neighborhood to downtown.