High schools look to college and vocational training
Inside the classrooms at New Haven Academy, students take the usual slate of high school classes, as well as a more unusual offering: a four-year progression of courses designed to teach students to plan for the future and successfully apply to college. According to NHA Principal Greg Baldwin, 100 percent of graduating seniors are accepted to at least one college or university.
Volleyball league creates community, makes history
The gym at the Nathan Hale School was filled with music, footsteps and the relentless sound of flesh hitting rubber as a dozen adults sought athletic glory in a coed New Haven Volleyball League game.
Art beyond the bubble
At Yale, administrators in the YUAG, Office of New Haven and State Affairs, and the School of Music work to keep doors open, invite community members in and form partnerships with local schools.
Annual conference celebrates King
Over 300 people attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Conference at Wexler-Grant Community School yesterday, participating in lectures, performances and workshops held in the name of making the holiday “a day on, not a day off.”
Developer moves forward on Dixwell project
A half-mile northwest of the construction site for Yale’s two new residential colleges, three empty buildings stand as a monument to Dixwell and Newhallville’s decline in the 1990s.
New LCI director sets new path
After weeks of evaluating candidates, Mayor Toni Harp announced her pick for the new director of New Haven’s housing code and neighborhood development agency: Serena Neal-Sanjurjo, an Elm City native whose career in urban planning has spanned Baltimore, New Orleans and her hometown.
Anti-blight director departs
Mayor Toni Harp is now in the process of reviewing candidates to replace Johnson as leader of a city department with a sprawling mandate of enforcing housing codes, reducing blight, supporting home-ownership and improving quality of life in New Haven neighborhoods.
City’s main street project gets underway
Over the weekend, about 25 residents from communities around Grand, Whalley and Dixwell Avenues spent 14 hours together at the Hall of Records, learning the “Main Street Approach” to neighborhood economic revitalization.
Malloy claims narrow victory
In an email to supporters sent shortly before 1 p.m., Republican Tom Foley conceded his second election defeat at the hands of incumbent Gov. Dannel Malloy.