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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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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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



New Haven students stage walkouts to protest gun violence  Yale Daily News

Joining a nationwide demonstration, New Haven public school students walked out of their classrooms on Wednesday morning to protest gun violence. To mark ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Young women’s empowerment fundraiser to give vision on Dec. 16 in New Haven  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Every queen needs a vision. At the very least, that's what Tasheha Ricketts-Kidd, executive director of Daughters of Divine Destiny Academy, ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Post parade party, clean up, & St. Patrick's Day Parade awards list  WTNH Connecticut News

Leading a band in the Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day parade takes precise execution and so does the clean up afterwards.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Connecticut VA seeks to squash barriers as more female veterans seek services  Milford-Orange Bulletin

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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’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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Rising Stars Honored  New Haven Independent

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Union accuses New Haven official of threatening  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Local 3144 President Cherlyn Poindexter is asking Mayor Toni Harp to terminate Chief Administrative Officer Michael Carter following an ...



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 ...



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,...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Extra Yard program gives New Haven student-athletes help with standardized testing  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN>> For some high school athletes, their biggest hurdle qualifying to play at the college level is not their performance on the field, but their scores on ...



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 ...



Bishop Charles Brewer Jr., New Haven and church leader, dies at 76  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Bishop Charles Henry Brewer Jr. didn't just lead his flock at the New Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ, he gave the members his heart and ...



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 ...



Longtime New Haven Reads tutors develop bonds with students  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — For 14 years, New Haven Reads has provided one-on-one after-school tutoring to help an estimated 3,500 students in the city achieve literacy ...



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 ...



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.



New Haven EMT honored with award  New Haven Register

The accomplished jazz musician also happened to spend 24 years in New Haven as an emergency medical technician, and recently was honored for his efforts ...



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 ...



Bed bugs cause stir at Yale, New Haven city schools  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Bed bugs are causing a stir in New Haven, where the blood-sucking parasites have been making unwelcome appearances in places including ...



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 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 ...



Walter Camp Weekend: Are You Ready For Some Football?  Hartford Courant

New Haven will become the center of the college football universe for several days in mid-January, during the annual Walter Camp Football Foundation ...



Incarcerated felon charged with murder of New Haven teen Jacob Craggett  New Haven Register

Edwards was charged with murder, two counts of first-degree assault with a firearm, first-degree criminal attempt to commit asault with a firearm, carrying a pistol ...



Quinnipiac University School of Law hosts annual L.A.W. Camp for New Haven high school students  New Haven Register

NORTH HAVEN >> Fifteen-year-old New Haven resident Mia Joseph said she injustice all around her, and she wants to do something about it. The Metropolitan ...



New Yale award honors 20 high school juniors nationwide for community engagement  Yale News

Twenty high school juniors have been honored as the first recipients of the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement. The award honors emerging ...



Debate on New Haven schools chief dominates Board of Education meeting  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Following the publication of a letter to the editor penned by retired city educators in the New Haven Register and New Haven Independent ...



Boy, 14, shot Sunday in New Haven dies; police chief urges community to ‘stand together’  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> A 14-year-old has died as a result of a shooting Sunday on Bassett Street, police confirmed Thursday. Police Chief Anthony Campbell identified ...



Fred Parris & his Satins return to St. Bernadette’s in New Haven for PBS filming  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — It was jukebox magic when it was recorded in a makeshift studio in the basement of St. Bernadette Church back in 1956, and The Five Satins' ...



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 ...



Accusations fly at New Haven Board of Education meeting over alleged hidden agendas  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> As a sober Board of Education meeting came to a close, following renewed calls for more transparency and an investigation into unauthorized ...



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.



School administrators take their turn to graduate in New Haven  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> A unique partnership between charter and district schools was celebrated Wednesday as 11 educators graduated The Residency Program for ...



Retirement party for former New Haven Fire Chief Allyn Wright will help a major sports project  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Former fire Chief Allyn Wright was planning to retire with little fanfare. “Basically I was just trying to go off into the sunset,” Wright said.



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 ...



Hartford Schools Snag Top New Haven Talent  New Haven Independent

Three years after she launched the city's first “turnaround” effort at a low-performing school, one of New Haven's star principals is packing her bags for Hartford.



New Haven slaying suspect allegedly tried to flee state with $1,000 in pocket  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Lamont Edwards may have been attempting to flee to California just days after allegedly killing a 15-year-old boy last year. Edwards, known as ...



New Haven NAACP celebrates stamp for black church founder  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> For the Rev. Orsella Cooper-Hughes, the new Bishop Richard Allen postage stamp brings together her family history with her faith as a member ...



Special education in Connecticut: Students with disabilities vulnerable to bullying  New Haven Register

Students with disabilities are more frequently the targets of bullies, according to education experts. Children identified as having special needs are three to five ...



Funeral service honors New Haven police Officer Douglas  New Haven Register

Funeral *service* honors city police Officer Edward Douglas NEW HAVEN >> Monday's funeral for Officer Edward C. Douglas Jr. drew more than 100 people to ...



20 Days Absent -- & Stay Back?  New Haven Independent

Toni Harp called for reinstituting a 160-day attendance rule at James Hillhouse High School—and in the process took a swipe at one of her rivals in the mayoral ...



Police: New Haven man playing video games when bullet through window kills him  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> A man who was fatally shot late Thursday appears to have been an innocent victim who was playing video games in his home when gunfire ...



New Haven man sentenced to six years for killing boy, 13  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Science Burrus, who said he accidentally shot to death his friend, 13-year-old Marquell Banks, will serve six years in prison under a recently ...



Four New Principals Named  New Haven Independent

A former literacy coach is returning to the Edgewood School, and a bilingual newcomer will join John C. Daniels School, as the district picked replacements for ...



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