by Thomas Breen | Dec 5, 2018 7:57 am
Have the courage to shine a light on what is currently hidden in darkness.
For Orchard Street Shul Rabbi Mendy Hecht, that’s the message at the core of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, which started on Sunday night and runs through Monday.
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 16, 2018 1:12 pm | Comments (7)
The Church of Scientology of Connecticut got the thumbs up to convert a vacant Westville former furniture warehouse into a place of worship, despite reservations of two neighbors who lambasted the organization for long neglecting the property and spurning the community.
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by Molly Montgomery | Nov 12, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (5)
Father, we hear the terms ‘One Nation Indivisible,’ and sadly acknowledge how torn and divided we as a nation are becoming. We sense the widening divide between red and blue, between black and white, between haves and have-nots ...
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 6, 2018 4:14 pm | Comments (1)
The city is on its way to renaming a Dixwell Avenue corner after an historic, community-service-oriented local Baptist congregation that dubs itself “the church that cares.”
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by Carole Bass | Nov 5, 2018 12:52 pm | Comments (2)
Attorney General Sessions,
I am writing to express my deep concern about the way your official statements about the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh erase Jews, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 28, 2018 11:00 pm | Comments (4)
In the face of terror, New Haven stands together.
That message resounded at a local standing-and-sitting-room-only communal vigil held Sunday evening for the 11 Jews massacred by an anti-Semitic gunman during Shabbat services this weekend at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 3, 2018 12:51 pm | Comments (2)
A streetcorner adjacent to a historic Dixwell church will be named after an early 19th-century Methodist minister who defied racial segregation and founded the congregation.
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by Thomas Breen | Sep 20, 2018 7:01 am | Comments (1)
When Brandon Chrostowski was 18, he was arrested for drug possession and for running from the police in his home city of Detroit. He could have gotten 10 years behind bars, but a judge sentenced him to probation and no prison time instead.
Now Chrostowski owns and runs a nationally celebrated French restaurant where he teaches the formerly incarcerated to be chefs, waiters, and house managers, extending the second chance that he received decades ago to a population of diligent, aspiring culinary employees just looking for an opportunity to work.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 22, 2018 7:02 am | Comments (2)
Vox Church New Haven members concluded that city officials are trying everything they can to prevent future mass overdoses on the Green. So they decided to ask for more help from a higher power.
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by Thomas Breen | Aug 13, 2018 7:01 am | Comments (25)
With sweat pouring down his face and the jubilant sound of drums, keyboards, and a hundred pairs of clapping hands before him, Pastor Kelcy Steele revved up one of New Haven’s most influential African-American congregations to make their presence known at the polls this Tuesday.
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