Walk seeks to raise AIDS awareness

More than 100 residents recently walked to raise public awareness of AIDS. The volunteers started the march at Washington Park on Barnum Avenue and Kossuth Street. Stopping at pre-designated spot to drink water and […] Continue Reading…


Schools debut ‘Safe Corridors’ for students

The streets around Warren G. Harding High School were mobbed with police officers on the first day of school. The lights of patrol cars flashed at street corners, officers in helmets biked up and […] Continue Reading…


Mayor signs curfew law

A limited crowd gathered at the mayor’s office conference room on July 30. The purpose was to sign an ordinance approved by the City Council a few days before. The ordinance forbids youths under […] Continue Reading…


Newton tries for comeback in 23rd Dist. Primary

Ernie Newton is positioning himself to be the comeback kid. Seven years after resigning from the Connecticut state Senate amid a corruption scandal and two years after returning home from a stint in federal […] Continue Reading…


Mixed Vibes

As a resident of the South End, I harbor mixed feelings every year when July comes around, and the Gathering of the Vibes rolls down my street and into Seaside Park. There are plenty […] Continue Reading…


Gomes: ‘I’m the one with the belt — come get it’

Some might say that state Sen. Edwin Gomes, D-23, has a daunting race ahead of him. He is defending his seat against not one, but two fellow Democrats in the upcoming Aug. 14 primary: […] Continue Reading…


Vibes completes final year of 5-year contract at Seaside Park

It was a weekend full of good Vibes: The surviving members of the Grateful Dead graced Seaside Park’s bandshell; San Francisco rock band Primus headlined on Saturday night; and there was just enough rain […] Continue Reading…


At his job for 68 years, barber has no desire to retire

Logging 40 years in the same occupation is certainly a full career. If someone is able to do 50 years in the same field, that’s definitely seen as unique. But working 68 years at […] Continue Reading…


Developer, neighbors working toward Brewster St. compromise

Brewster Street Partners, LLC and the members of the Black Rock community are working together on a plan that may allow development to go forward at 340-344 Brewster St., the site of a blighted […] Continue Reading…


A fresh perspective on the G clef

If marketing music is about creating an image with which individuals can identify — and that seems to be the case — then are emotions something that can be bought, sold and consumed, thrown […] Continue Reading…


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