by Sam Gurwitt | Mar 22, 2019 5:09 pm | Comments (1)
By the time U.S. House Rep. Rosa DeLauro left the Davenport-Dunbar food pantry, all that was left on the table were a few peach probiotic drinks.
Every one of the 80 bags that volunteers had prepared were gone, feeding Hamden’s growing demand for food assistance with dwindling federal dollars.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Dylan Kuhnhenn is a budding actor. Sam Powell is known for throwing great Super Bowl parties. Jessica Wills is the star of an illustrated book.
All three have Down Syndrome and have found their independence through the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 21, 2019 11:54 am | Comments (1)
As the city and state prepare for the first-ever U.S. Census that can be filled out online, City Librarian Martha Brogan has positioned the library system to be an epicenter for computer training, education, and employment related to counting all New Haveners in 2020.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 19, 2019 7:50 am | Comments (6)
Jamell Cotto has tendered his resignation as executive director of Farnam Community, the 110-year-old Fair Haven youth center formerly known as Farnam Neighborhood House.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 18, 2019 4:40 pm | Comments (1)
Mary Kaye Holmes finally got to Quinnipiac University Monday, but not as a law school student as she had once hoped.
She came as a guest speaker to tell how she went from incarceration to New York Law School — and how Connecticut can help others “second chancers” as it weighs the next steps in criminal justice reform.
Continue reading ‘She Sought The Law — & She Won’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Artist Lesley Roy’s Westville Village studio may also become the future home of the Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut.
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by Allan Appel | Mar 18, 2019 7:53 am | Comments (9)
With the help of $1 million, a new group called NH ChILD has kicked off a 10-year effort to transform the landscape of early child education in New Haven.
If all goes according to ambitious plans, the initiative will provide access to top quality early learning for all of the city’s kids from birth to 8 years old.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 11, 2019 7:44 am | Comments (1)
Mayor Toni Harp and the New Haven chapter of The Links Inc. teamed up for an International Women’s Day observance to honor women who serve in city government and to highlight the horrors of human sex trafficking.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 7, 2019 6:08 pm | Comments (1)
While she was living on the street, Yezenia Lebron dropped into hospital emergency rooms about every two months.
After using drugs consistently, she’d wasted away to 94 pounds, She needed help dealing with bacterial infections, substance use disorder and suicidal thoughts.
Continue reading ‘$2.48M Test Will Help 130 Homeless Women’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 11, 2019 8:39 am | Comments (3)
The Westville arts scene grew a little bigger with the opening of Chapel Haven’s new UARTS program and store in the heart of the village Friday afternoon.
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