by Allan Appel | Jul 10, 2018 1:07 pm
Spirite Watson led the way helping to read an inspirational book about a powerful hat and what it means to be a foreigner.
Jayden Bolden thought the sundaes were particularly good with chocolate sauce and a ton of sprinkles.
And Valentine Moore was so comfortable with the reading and the event, he fell fast asleep on Marge Wiener’s leg for 15 minutes.
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by Carly Wanna | Jul 2, 2018 8:35 am | Comments (1)
Jean Stanley’s smooth layup put the HT Barberz up 43-42 in a see-saw battled against Who’s Next in the 90-plus degree Sunday in Lincoln Bassett Park. Then Who’s Next raced down the court for one last chance at victory.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 21, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (12)
City plan commissioners signed off on the final site plan and design for the new Q House, thus bringing the resurgent Dixwell community center one step closer to becoming a reality nearly 15 years after it last closed its doors.
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by Allan Appel | Jun 18, 2018 7:58 am | Comments (6)
Chris Mattei listened for nearly ten straight minutes. He leaned in, kept eye contact. But he didn’t say a word.
His interlocutor was Shelton Avenue resident Darlene Grant, who graphically described a bleak situation: She has a chronically derelict landlord, with trash overflowing in the back yard, mice running throughout the house. and a little child who’s been tested for lead and has alarmingly elevated levels.
When the exterminators do come, they stay for five minutes, and then are gone; yet the mice remain. She desperately wants to move out but with her federal Section 8 rent voucher she doesn’t know where to go, or to whom to turn for help.
Finally Mattei said that’s why he’s running for Connecticut attorney general: to serve as her voice.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 14, 2018 6:51 pm | Comments (9)
With a shout of “Yes we can!” and the toss of some dirt, politicians and city officials launched the building of what will be the Barack H. Obama Magnet University School on the Southern Connecticut State University campus.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 11, 2018 4:56 pm | Comments (18)
Ed Rodriguez wanted to turn the garage behind his Exchange Street home into an apartment for his daughter, her husband, and their child.
But he failed to clear his plans by the city first, and a dispute with a neighbor plus a city agency sweep of the neighborhood have put a pause on his hopes to increase the number of residential units on his property. At least, until he gets his permits in place.
Continue reading ‘City Follows Up On Fair Haven Sweep’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 6, 2018 7:49 am | Comments (1)
Lillian Brown’s mothering powers were so strong that she could just look at a child in Newhallville — her own and anyone else’s — and the child would straighten right up. She could cook food so good that you might be convinced to try chitlins.
And so sharp was her political acumen that mayors of New Haven knew that they hadn’t really won the seat until they’d had an audience with her on her front porch.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 4, 2018 9:14 am | Comments (11)
Thousands of New Haveners lined the street in Dixwell and Newhallville Sunday afternoon for a parade that has been marching through the city’s historic African American neighborhoods — and bringing pride — for over half a century.
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by Thomas Breen | May 29, 2018 7:17 am | Comments (17)
Come back next month, Delroy May and Sylvia Stephens promise, and you’ll see organic vegetables starting to grow.
Right now, a city inspector ruled, he sees a blighted mess and a potential safe haven for rodents — and has ordered it cleaned up.
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by Thomas Breen | May 18, 2018 1:47 pm | Comments (6)
New Haven’s anti-blight agency has cited seven Newhallville homeowners for allegedly running junkyards on their properties — which at least some of the homeowners call an unfair accusation.
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