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Kids Teach Kids Local History

by Allan Appel | May 23, 2018 2:26 pm | Comments (2)

Allan Appel PhotoSixth-graders Alia Jones and Joseph Saunders had learned that the former Goffe Street Special School for Colored Children —now the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Masons at Sperry and Goffe—was the city’s first school for African-American kids and adults.

They also had learned the school opened up shortly after the Civil War. They certainly knew what the Civil War was about.

However, they did not know that only white teachers were allowed in the early years. That really bothered the African-American students, who set about to make some changes.

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Beulah Unveils A Promised Land In Dixwell

by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 27, 2018 8:23 am | Comments (18)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoDixwell neighbors are used to developers trying to woo them with plans for apartments, leaving them asking “‘affordable’ for whom?”

They were pleased not to be asking that question after hearing Thursday night about the details of a new planned gateway to their neighborhood with 70 mostly lower-income apartments on a now-vacant lot once known for barbecue.

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