Do you want your news in a nutshell? If so, Elm City Express is the source for you. We are a service of the New Haven Register, but we will provide a slightly different daily dose of New Haven happenings, all wrapped up in the same place. We love to hear from the community and will post your news for you, often in your words! Remember: Local news is our story. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Let's get engaged. Here's how.
Most of the time it gets tweeted or Facebooked or Google + too. That's a lot of love for community news and you can continue to send it our way.
But did you know there are other ways to share your voice too?
Our New Haven Register Community Engagement team stands ready to listen - and also to share. The team, Angela Carter and Ed Stannard, have a lot they are doing to bring the community into the Register's news coverage and listening to what the community wants. Right now the team is seeking your input on: Who are your favorite black novelists, poets and authors?
Matt DeRienzo, group editor of Journal Register Co. publications in Connecticut, including the New Haven Register, also likes to hear from you. He blogs about news, what his team is doing, what's new in the world of media, and recently even about love.
In his political blog, Jordan Fenster also loves to hear from you. Right now he and we want to know what you think about the death penalty in Connecticut. Leave him a message. (your thoughts, your voice, literally)
Further, Investigations Editor Michelle Tuccitto Sullo is giving a voice to those in Connecticut who can't speak for themselves: the missing.
These, of course, are not the only ways we share space with the community (we love the Valley and Milford and the rest of the communities too) and we would like to hear from you.
(Photo by Melanie Stengel)
Friday, February 24, 2012
Fighter for labor rights at New Haven's People's World celebration Sunday
Raglan George, executive director of District Council 1707, AFSCME, in New York, he serves on the national executive board of his union and is a long-time community activist, according to a press release.
The 38th annual African-American History Month Celebration will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the New Haven People’s Center, 37 Howe St.
The son of Caribbean immigrants, George was raised in Harlem “where he learned that the greatest contribution anyone can make to society is to fight for labor rights, peace and justice,” according to the release. “With these convictions, he embarked on a journey of political, social and labor activism to eradicate the ills of our society.”
George rose to become vice president of the Fur Leather Machine Workers Union Joint Board (now United Food and Commercial Workers Union) and executive director of Day Care/Head Start at DC1707. He is a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and Rainbow Coalition, a member of the advisory board of the Guyanese-American Workers United and vice chairman of the Coalition of Labor Union in Education.
Events this weekend’s will include a tribute to the legacy of Henry Winston, who organized African-American youth in the South in the 1930s and became national chairman of the Communist Party USA in 1966. A video of remarks by Angela Davis, a 1960s activist, at Winston’s centennial will be shown.
The event will open with the presentation of prizes and certificates of appreciation to participants in the high school arts and writing competition, “What is your vision for the future? How can being involved in the struggle for freedom and equality bring positive change to your life and the larger community?”
Drumming will be performed by Brian Jarawa Gray and the Hispanic Heritage Dancers and New Elm City Dream will perform dances. Children’s posters drawn on Martin Luther King’s birthday will be on exhibit.
The program will include a light buffet. Tickets are $5 or what you can afford. For information and to reserve a ticket, call 203-624-8664.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Westville Youth Association to hold baseball registration
The registration fee varies from $30 to $70 based on the league level and number of players per family. Registration is required for all new and returning players. The registration form is also available at www.teamzonesports.com/westvillebaseball.
Job fair to be held in Bridgeport
The intent of the vent is to “connect Connecticut employers with prospective employees and provide resources for job seekers including free professional help with resumes and job interviews,” the statement said.
The event will include representatives to assist veterans who are seeking jobs, the statement said.
“Employers in the manufacturing, education, nursing, engineering, sales, banking, marketing, law enforcement, social services, and telecommunications fields will showcase their businesses, providing an opportunity for job-seekers to learn more about their field and apply for current openings,” the statement said.
The event is open to the public, the statement said.
The job fair is free for both businesses and prospective employees, the statement said.
Employers interested in reserving a spot may complete the form below and fax it to (860) 258-6958, the statement said.
Job seekers are encouraged to RSVP or send questions to email@example.com. For more information call Blumenthal’s office at 860-258-6940.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
In Woodbridge, children's art with an innovative flair
Piskunova founded Palette Art Studio in Cheshire in 1997.
The Woodbridge Library is at 10 Newton Road. Find it on Facebook too.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Festa Di San Giuseppe 2012 to be held March 17
Menu, provided by Cusano by Maria Caterers, will include antipasto, penne alla vodka, cavatelli, meatballs and sausage, surf and turf, oven roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, traditional zepole Di San Giuseppe, coffe, tea and complimentary wine. BYOB.
There will be an Italian/American floor show will music by the Three Sicilian Tenors — Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio ad Sam Vitale, Graziaba Lazzaro, Anthony Ricciuti, Ray Suntino, Marc Garofalo and Craig Calistro and Friends.
Cost is $55 per person. Reservations are due my March 9. For tickets and more information, contact Nina at 203-787-0495, 203-804-1067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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