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95th Birthday celebration

July 6, 2018 by Alice Smith WoodsonDavis (Register to contact)

Alice (Smith) Woodson-Davis recently celebrated her 95th birthday with a ride on a Harley Davidson, courtesy of Thunderbird Harley in Albuquerque, NM, complete with leather jacket/chaps! Thunderbird was so impressed, they posted a Facebook video which got 900+ hits. Sporting pink streaks in her hair, Alice is getting younger every year!

Joe Brochin, 1954

June 28, 2013 by Faye Bodian Johnson (Register to contact)

Joe Brochin, Hillhouse 1954, passed away May 23,2013.

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You Did Good, Mr. P  New Haven Independent

At the front of three rows of chairs, at the center of the school library, Mr. P was wincing. He folded his hands and crossed his legs. Coworkers past and...



Recent gun violence prompts New Haven police presence near Hillhouse  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — City police stationed an officer on Sherman Parkway near James Hillhouse High School Thursday afternoon, aiming to watch over students ...



NAACP Hosts Divine Nine Panel  Chargerbulletin

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at the University of New Haven hosted a Divine Nine panel on taking political action.



Hillhouse High School graduation 2018  New Haven Register

Image 1 of 122. Teniya Brookshire, right, celebrates after the class of 2018 receives their diplomas at James Hillhouse High School commencement exercises at ...



Incident Leads To Temporary Lockdown At New Haven School  New Haven, CT Patch

Temporary Lockdown At New Haven School - New Haven, CT - The lockdown was in effect during the late morning on Tuesday.



Hillhouse graduates dashing toward future  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Graduates of James Hillhouse High School, the high school track capital of the state, took one last glance over their shoulder Tuesday night ...



FBI probe, nation’s longest-serving prisoner, hiding OxyContin’s potency top weekend news  CTPost

Over the past four years, the city of Bridgeport has awarded G. Pic & Sons Construction more than $9.1 million worth of work. VAZ Quality Works has received ...



New Haven Board of Education to consider new intervention program for at-risk Hillhouse girls  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Board of Education will consider a new $19,000 behavioral intervention program at James Hillhouse High School for about 10 girls at ...



New Haven Board of Education committee lauds expanded tech growth in high schools  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Board of Education has placed numerous computers and devices in high schools with the largest need through numerous funding streams, ...



Top 50: New Haven is a city of champions  New Haven Register

Editor's note: This is the 23rd story in the Register's Top 50 series. Sitting between two of the largest professional sports markets in the country is this city, as rich ...



New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade: Meet the James Hillhouse High School band  WTNH Connecticut News

Dozens of marching units take part in the Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day parade coming up on Sunday. Meet one of the most fantastic acts: the James ...



New Haven school administrator has edgy nighttime hobby  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — James Hillhouse High School Assistant Principal John Tarka slips out of bed in the wee hours of the morning under darkness, drives to an ...



Hillhouse High School Vandalized After Break-In  NBC Connecticut

New Haven Police and the city's school system are investigating following an apparent break in and vandalism at James Hillhouse High School earlier this ...



New Haven student board member looks outside to better community  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Makayla Dawkins, a senior at James Hillhouse High School, has been much too busy for the beach. Over the summer, 17-year-old Dawkins ...



Teenage Girl Injured As Fight Caught On Camera Breaks Out In Crowded New Haven Classroom  Bridgeport Daily Voice

A student was bloodied and required stitches after being involved in a classroom brawl in Connecticut that was caught on camera by classmates.In video that ...



Male students at New Haven’s Hillhouse High School holding feminine products drive  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> A group of Kiyama Movement students at James Hillhouse High School have come up with a new approach for respecting womanhood.



Ed Board Member Resigns. Twice  New Haven Independent

At last week's school board meeting, President Darnell Goldson said that his fellow board member Frank Redente was out sick. That's partly true, Redente said a ...



The victims of New Haven homicides in 2018  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Two women and eight men were the victims of homicide in 2018. The youngest victim was 21 and the oldest was 51, with most being lost to ...



New Haven’s Career, Creed, Cross, Coop schools hold commencement exercises  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — In the auditorium of Hill Regional Career High School, about 87 people graduated from Creed High School Monday evening; only half were ...



Hillhouse ROTC Cadets Honor Veterans  New Haven Independent

The following article was submitted by retired Lt. Col. John Hinrichs and retired Sgt. 1st Class Lisa Rodriguez. On a blustery cold December day, nine James ...



New Haven’s Hillhouse High School class of ‘65 establishes scholarship for graduates  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Every five years, members of the James Hillhouse High School Class of 1965 reunite to toast to their high school days and on the night of the ...



Hillhouse track, basketball championship teams recognized at New Haven City Hall  New Haven Register

Hillhouse track, basketball teams recognized at City Hall ceremony Merritt was among dozens of other Hillhouse students honored Thursday during a ceremony ...



Arrest made in shooting of 14-year-old Hillhouse student  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> A 17-year-old is in police custody in connection with the shooting of a 14-year-old student outside James Hillhouse High School Monday night.



Hillhouse trio in New Haven headed to Ivy League schools  New Haven Register

The students last week discussed what it took to maintain 4.0-plus GPA while dealing with the school's negative image and their own self-esteem as minority ...



Murphy talks school safety with New Haven high school students  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Instead of talking at the heads of 100 teenagers in blue auditorium seats, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., was more interested in having a ...



Students showcase their unique ideas at the New Haven science fair  WTNH.com

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Over 600 students showcasing their bright ideas at the New Haven science fair. Jason Calogin worked on a project with fellow ...



New Haven citywide science fair brings learners together  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Two science projects, one testing whether red and yellow will mix to form orange and the other an attempt to modify usnic acid's molecular ...



Man hospitalized after shooting reported in New Haven  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — A man was hospitalized after New Haven police received a report of a person shot Wednesday afternoon. Captain Anthony Duff said police ...



New Haven student-athlete tutoring program raises the bar  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Officials with the city's schools have a deal with its student-athletes: the trophies stay with the city, but they get to take the knowledge with them.



Six Principals Reshuffled  New Haven Independent

Six elementary schools found out about new principals over the weekend, in a district-wide reshuffling that's putting administrators closer to classrooms.



Rising freshmen build bridges at New Haven’s Hillhouse High School  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Perhaps the most essential part of preventing students from stumbling in high school is to ensure they start on the right foot. The Hillhouse High ...



New Haven Board of Education approves 6 principal moves  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Board of Education approved six new elementary principals Monday, shuffling and promoting internal candidates to new roles to replace ...



New Haven school board settles sexual harassment case for $150,000  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Board of Education approved a $150,000 settlement in a sexual harassment case filed against a former principal of Cooperative Arts and ...



Field renovations complete at New Haven’s Bowen Field; official opening soon  New Haven Register

The project includes a newly renovated synthetic turf field, an eight-lane track, various lighting structures, locker rooms, bathrooms and bleachers. In August ...



New Haven students back in school, high fives abound  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — With backpacks in tow, thousands of children jumped on school buses Thursday morning for the first day of the 2018-19 school year. According ...



New Haven Class of 2017 leaves its legacy, 1,300 seniors graduate  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> More than 1,300 students graduated from New Haven Public Schools this week amid smiles, family joy and countless photos. Although the ...



Obituary: James L. Dahill, of Branford  Branford, CT Patch

Obituary: James L. Dahill, of Branford - Branford, CT - At age 26 he was appointed New Haven Fire commissioner by New Haven's Mayor Lee and served for 13 ...



New Haven Board of Education to reconsider teacher layoffs  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — After more than an hour of testimony filled with tears and emotion , the Board of Education Monday night voted to reconsider three-dozen ...



National Teacher of the Year 2016 began her career in New Haven  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes grew up in Waterbury and taught social studies at James Hillhouse High School after obtaining her ...



Hillhouse High School Principal Kermit Carolina issues apology, settles defamation suit  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> The woman, whose charges set off a probe into alleged record tampering at James Hillhouse High School, has gotten an apology. Hillhouse ...



Troubled Student, Teen Mom, Teacher of the Year: Is Connecticut Congressional Candidate Jahana Hayes the New Face of the Democratic Party?  The 74

EDlection 2018: From coast to coast, The 74 is profiling a new education-oriented campaign each week. See all our recent profiles, previews, and reactions at ...



New Haven Public Schools to offer Connecticut 'State Seal of Bi-literacy'  WTNH.com

There is a new initiative at New Haven Public Schools that encourages students to become bilingual.



Murphy visits New Haven soup kitchen  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., seemed to enjoy his visit to the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen Tuesday — enough so that he's checking ...



New Haven Superintendent of Schools Birks begins listening tour with school visits  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Carol Birks, New Haven's new superintendent of schools, is starting with the basics. Today was Birks' first day on the job, which began her ...



Native New Havener takes over the helm at Hillhouse  WTNH Connecticut News

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- It's a new beginning for New Haven's James Hillhouse High School. Glen Worthy grew up in the Newhallville section of the city.



Single candidate emerges in student race for New Haven Board of Education seat  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Nico Rivera, a candidate for an elected two-year term as a student representative on the Board of Education, beat the competition when he ...



New Haven’s Hillhouse High School football team field repairs delayed  New Haven Register

In October, during a ground-breaking ceremony to announce rebuilding work, Superintendent of Schools Garth Harries said the goal was to have the field ready ...



New Haven students meet superintendent  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — After three months of scheduling and weather delays, about 50 members of the Citywide Student Council had an opportunity Tuesday to meet ...



New Haven High School Graduation Rates Released  Patch.com

Connecticut Graduation Rates - New Haven, CT - ​The state has released town-by-town data concerning how many local students are graduating from their ...



Greater New Haven students honored by Daughters of the American Revolution chapter  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Greater New Haven chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution rewarded 10 high school students for good citizenship last month, ...



Gateway’s Middle College program providing credits, context for students  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Just as the nation grapples with changes being made in the status of many undocumented immigrants, a class of New Haven students ...



Trip to Washington D.C. for Million Man March anniversary inspires New Haven students  New Haven Register

This concept was foreign to these students considering their limited scope of the world outside of New Haven,” said Hunter, 30, a school counselor for the ...



City Looks Within Ranks To Groom Teachers Of Color  New Haven Independent

A decade ago, Richard Cowes quit his high-paying job in the insurance industry to go into education. He started off teaching as a substitute, earning $50 a day, ...



35 New Haven firefighters promoted to officer positions  New Haven Register

Parents, spouses and children filled the James Hillhouse High School auditorium Friday night as 35 firefighters were promoted to six different ranks. Fire Chief ...



New Light School students paint community piano as school prepares for consolidation  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Students at the alternative New Light High School are no strangers to leaving some beauty in the community. On Thursday, the city Department ...



Daughters of Divine Destiny Academy help at-risk females in New Haven  WTNH Connecticut News

Daughters of Divine Destiny Academy in New Haven helps young women living in the inner city with educational opportunities, personal and professional ...



Black principals discuss critical leadership roles in New Haven schools  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN>> Joseph Johnson said he recalls that there were very few black educators with doctorates in the district when he attended New Haven Public ...



Parent accuses former New Haven school staffers of making students fight  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> A staff-orchestrated fight between two James Hillhouse High School students in a school bathroom left at least one of the students with ...



New Haven schools chief under fire from some retired city educators  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> A group of retired New Haven educators is taking aim at Superintendent of Schools Garth Harries, demanding action from the school board ...



Connecticut VA seeks to squash barriers as more female veterans seek services  New Haven Register

While the total veteran population is predicted to decline, the percent of women veterans is increasing. They constitute the fastest growing veteran population in ...



Children’s Community Program of Connecticut honors New Haven mentors  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Children's Community Program of Connecticut on Monday celebrated and highlighted local mentors during Mentor Appreciation Month with ...



Male Students Hold Feminine Products Drive at New Haven School  NBC Connecticut

A group of male students from James Hillhouse High School in New Haven is holding a feminine products drive through June 2 so they will be readily available ...



Connecticut graduation rates increase for seventh straight year, 2017 was record high  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — State officials announced Monday that Connecticut achieved a record high in its graduation rates in 2017, with 87.9 percent of students ...



Organizers of ‘Winter Wonderland’ toy drive in New Haven say they’re 2,400 toys short  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> With only a few weeks to go before the city's Winter Wonderland extravaganza, organizers say they're 2,400 toys short of their goal that would ...



Stetson Library Campaign Gathers Student Momentum  New Haven Independent

If each of the 950 students at James Hillhouse High School puts just a quarter in the three wooden boxes fashioned by the young carpenters in wood shop, that ...



Funeral Held for 15-Year-Old Killed in New Haven Triple Shooting  NBC Connecticut

The family of a 15-year-old killed in a triple shooting last week in New Haven gathered at a funeral Saturday in mourning of their lost loved one.



Grade Tampering Discovered at a New Haven High School  NBC Connecticut

An investigation has revealed instances of grade tampering and preferential treatment of student athletes at James Hillhouse High School in New Haven.



New Haven community celebrates retirement of longtime educator, coach Leroy Williams  New Haven Register

Friends, colleagues, former students and athletes turn out for retirement of longtime city educator, coach Retiring James Hillhouse High School Vice Principal ...



Solar Youth Green Jobs interns focus on beautification in New Haven  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Wood was no match for Zarquis Sanders, 17, as he powered through a future bench with a handsaw Tuesday afternoon. Sanders said it wasn't ...



Honors, awards, and a call to keep up the fight at Greater New Haven NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> It was a time to celebrate the victories but also acknowledged the struggles that continue at Thursday night's Greater New Haven NAACP ...



New Haven Board of Education approves principal for Hillhouse  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> The Board of Education approved the hiring a principal Monday night, filling a vacancy and putting to rest a common complaint about ...



Arts center on tap for Elm City  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> On the horizon for the city is an artist incubator near James Hillhouse High School, where award-winner Titus Kaphar and others plan to ...



New Haven launches ‘Youth Stat’ program to connect to at-risk kids  New Haven Register

Specifically, data about truancy, school transfers and involvement with the juvenile justice system all can be used to identify at-risk youth, Superintendent of ...



New Haven homicides and shooting down in 2016; community policing credited with other programs  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> As 2017 begins, statistics on last year's shootings continue to show that crime has been decreasing in New Haven since 2011 and Assistant ...



New Haven's Bowen Field has long history of problems  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> The football field at James Hillhouse High School derives its name from a beloved educator and athlete who died in a 15-foot plunge after ...



More Lead Found in Connecticut School Drinking Water  NBC Connecticut

Three new water fountains at Mauro-Sheridan Magnet, New Horizons and James Hillhouse High were recently installed because the water flowing from the old ...



New Haven’s teacher of the year 2018 engages through art  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Art teacher Michael Pavano's students are not traditional, and neither is he. “We have such an eclectic group of kids that challenge us to think ...



59 Years Later, A Public Servant Exits  New Haven Independent

Next Wednesday morning, Patricia Lawlor plans to show up for the same employer she has served since Dwight Eisenhower was president. She plans to arrive ...



Cross, 4 Other Schools Get New Principals  New Haven Independent

A fast-rising star is taking over the city's largest, troubled high school with a mission to tackle chronic absenteeism and stop English-language learners from ...



Rising Stars Honored  New Haven Independent

The following was submitted by Mauro-Sheridan teacher Eva Schultz.



New Haven unveils first bike share station  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — It took Mayor Toni Harp just minutes to get ready to roll as the first bike share station in the city was unveiled to a crowd of cycling enthusiasts ...



Welcome To The GlucoseZone: New Haven-Based App Offers Digital Workouts For Diabetics  Hartford Courant

Charlie O'Connell, diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1997, spent years developing a fitness program designed specifically to manage diabetes.



Mayor Harp issues written reprimand to New Haven city official over union brouhaha  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Mayor Toni Harp said Monday there would be “ramifications” over Chief Administrative Officer Michael Carter's outburst with a union ...



Senior Spotlight  New Haven Register

Chosen by their schools, these young men and women embody the tremendous achievements and possibilities of our community youth. The New Haven ...



Boys & Girls Club of New Haven produces basketball players with character  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — It takes skill to put a ball through a hoop, but it takes a different effort to help to put a student through school. Quincey Langley, a Boys & Girls ...



Greenskies to power 11 Connecticut schools with solar power  Solar Power World

Greenskies Renewable Energy is completing rooftop solar arrays on eleven public schools in New Haven, Connecticut. The solar arrays will enable the City.



New Haven Public Schools honors risk takers, hard workers, team players  New Haven Register

The T.A.P.S. Awards, a tradition that predates Mayo's own tenure as chief of the public schools for more than two decades, honors exemplary teachers, ...



Schools Pick 5 New Administrators  New Haven Independent

A fast-rising star became principal of her own school within Hillhouse High, another principal got a promotion, and a Baltimore budget chief signed up to tackle ...



New Haven's LEAP brings technology training to kids, with help from grants  New Haven Register

Three days a week, Paris and a dozen other students file into the computer lab at LEAP to learn how to debug or design patterns or functions in HTML code.



New Haven Promise Scholars graduating from college, giving back to community 5 years into program  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> When the New Haven Promise was announced in November 2010, city officials said the goal was to create a college-going culture in New ...



Assistant fire chief in New Haven placed on administrative leave  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — An assistant chief in the city fire department has been placed on paid administrative leave amid an internal investigation, WTNH reported.



New Haven schools court teachers to come to the city and to stay  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Officials in the New Haven Public Schools talent and human resources offices have seats to fill. At a recent meeting of the New Haven Board of ...



New Haven man gets 85 years for gunning down teen who was trying to save big brother  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Jacob Craggett's anguished mother, Lisa Craggett, asked defendant Lamont Edwards: “Who shoots a 15-year-old boy in the back?” She then ...



Chapel Haven Prepares To Expand Mission, Footprint  New Haven Independent

With 44 years under its belt, Chapel Haven is ready to make an update to its campus and expand its services for adults with disabilities.



New Haven schools see need to ‘accelerate and expand’ teacher diversity  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Although students of color make up more than 80 percent of the student population in New Haven Public Schools, odds are the adults at the ...



Panelists in New Haven talk next steps for Common Core  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> A discussion about Common Core state standards Tuesday at Varick AME Zion Church was absent heated arguments against the standards ...



Creed community asks to come home to New Haven  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Students and educators at Cortlandt V.R. Creed Health and Sports Sciences High School are saying they've felt ignored for 20 years, ...



This High School Senior Delivers a Breathtaking Graduation Speech  TeenVogue.com

When Coral Ortiz took the stage at her Hillhouse High School graduation, she had a message for her classmates and those that doubted them.



Gala Honors City Hall 'Godmother' Lawlor  New Haven Independent

The Black and Hispanic Caucus took time out from its annual benefit for the city's youth and seniors to honor a woman who truly has the keys to the city,...



At Hillhouse, "Fountain Of Youth" Keeps Going  New Haven Independent

Hillhouse High Librarian Robert Gibson is retiring at 56 years old. Edna Mrowka, who's been working at the library since Gibson was just a student, is staying ...



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