by Christopher Peak | Jun 1, 2018 11:23 am | Comments (2)
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.
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by Allison Park | Jun 1, 2018 11:20 am | Comments (1)
As a foster child, Tyla Narcisse wanted the world to understand what she goes through — so she made a board game about it.
Continue reading ‘Foster Care Deep Dive Leads To DCF “Monopoly”’
by Serena Cho | May 31, 2018 12:56 pm | Comments (2)
The Human Services Committee of the Board of Alders voted unanimously Wednesday night to allow dozens of New Haven nonprofit agencies to receive donations this year under the Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act.
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by Christopher Peak | May 25, 2018 8:18 am | Comments (39)
Wooster Square residents shouted each other down, hurled accusations of racism and NIMBYism, and brought some close to tears over a proposal to bring an overnight shelter for homeless youth to a struggling commercial strip of Grand Avenue.
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by Staff | May 1, 2018 6:12 pm
Chris George likes an obscure federal regulation so much that he … wrote a song about it.
Continue reading ‘Great Give Ode: In Praise Of The Culturally Appropriate Hot Meal ’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 26, 2018 1:07 pm | Comments (5)
The city’s proposed new family justice center will not only make it easier for domestic violence victims to access legal help, housing assistance, childcare, and clinical and sexual assault services. It will also minimize the number of times victims have to share their stories and relive their traumatic experiences as they seek help.
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by Allan Appel | Apr 20, 2018 7:49 am | Comments (6)
It was a mistake for New Haven to pursue, along with Bridgeport, old ideas of economic development, like the elusive goal of attracting Amazon’s second headquarters with large tax incentives.
But the two cities should continue working together and through other regional partnerships—along with new approaches—so that economic growth and social equity can grow hand in hand in Greater New Haven.
Continue reading ‘Urban Expert Calls For “Inclusive Growth”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 16, 2018 2:16 pm | Comments (4)
One little girl wouldn’t let go of LEAP lifeguard Shanahia Fernandez’s neck, but she made it into the pool. Another little girl had to be coaxed to just put her feet in the water.
Continue reading ‘New Lifeguards Minted’
by Staff | Apr 4, 2018 3:02 pm
A program that uses art to help schoolkids with trauma is spreading from New Haven across the troubled nation.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 23, 2018 1:36 pm | Comments (30)
Two years after the city planned to open a youth activity center and homeless shelter on Orchard Street, the director of the project said that the new open date is just three months away.
Well, three months away from a date in the near future.
If the project receives some new cash in this coming year’s capital budget.
Continue reading ‘More Delays Plague “Escape” Youth Center’