Thirty bricks bear the names of the first patients who died from AIDS-related complications in 1995. Hundreds of spots nearby are blank, waiting to be inscribed with the names of donors who will keep today’s HIV+ residents alive.
Fair Haven immigrants striking at a metal factory won the support Thursday afternoon of neighbors and activists who marched to offer the kind of street heat they say is needed to combat employers’ leverage over undocumented workers.
Anjaniece Wilson doesn’t recognize the Fourth of July as a holiday, but a promise of fireworks and time with her cousins were enough to get her out of the house and onto a blanket at Rice Field before sundown.
Amid concerns of chemical contamination at a abandoned building in Cedar Hill, planning commissioners gave developers the go-ahead to convert the burnt-out space into apartments — a necessary approval before engineers can start on a remediation plan.
Thanks to support from the rest of East Rock, isolated Cedar Hill will receive $10,000 toward a grassroots beautification effort designed to build community pride and to connect to surrounding areas of the city currently separated by highway overpasses.