Breadlines

How budget cuts will affect New Haven’s hungry.

Photo by Maya Averbuch In a small apartment in Fair Haven, Patricia Stuart goes to get a letter from her bedroom. Family Feud plays in the background as she emerges with an envelope in hand, and begins to read in a low, gravelly voice: “In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, maximum allotments can only remain the same each year until the regular Thrifty Food Plan adjustment increased allotments above those set by the Recovery Act.” In comprehensible terms, the news. . . Read more
Maya Averbuch
The Transition

A formerly homeless man moves into his first apartment in years.

Michael Cutler, 44, has a leathery face and a limp and comes from the old vanguard of coffee-shop patrons. He believes the shops exist for storytelling and tall, black cups of joe. Most days, he sets himself down at the Starbucks on the corner of High and Chapel streets in New Haven. His table has a view of the entire shop. The Starbucks that Cutler frequents is half a block from the center of Yale and one full block from the New Haven Green, where. . . Read more
Sara Mich