AIDS activists in New Haven raise awareness

October 2, 2003
As the number of AIDS patients in New Haven declines, the population of HIV-infected people in the city continues to rise. HIV/AIDS service providers want to drive home this point during AIDS Awareness Month, which started Wednesday. “I think there’s still a false sense out there that AIDS has been cured, or that it’s not »

City’s latest homeless count nears 4,000

September 16, 2003
According to New Haven’s latest homeless count — perhaps the most extensive to date — an estimated 3,755 people in the city are homeless at some point each year. Last February the New Haven Continuum of Care, a local interagency group, worked with multiple nonprofit organizations to conduct a comprehensive count of New Haven’s entire »

Overflow homeless shelter reopens

September 8, 2003
Thanks to a large community fund-raising effort, tents for homeless people will not be pitched across the New Haven Green this fall. The Overflow Men’s Shelter is scheduled to reopen this afternoon, almost two months in advance of its usual opening date. The seasonal winter shelter typically closes from May through October. However, last spring »

Local group fighting to fund overflow shelter

April 24, 2003
New Haven has one week — and still tens of thousands of dollars to raise — before it causes nearly 100 homeless men, currently living in a shelter, to return to the streets. The Overflow Men’s Shelter, which has been in New Haven for over a decade, is scheduled to close on April 30th. The »

City homeless count likely overlooks teens

April 18, 2003
The New Haven Continuum of Care has yet to release figures from February’s homeless count, but one fact is already clear: a certain pocket of people seems to have been missed. The count yielded relatively little data for New Haven’s teenaged homeless, who are not likely to be found under bridges or in soup kitchens. »

‘Street Theater’ raises funds, awareness for homeless

April 14, 2003
Just as the sun started to break through on Saturday afternoon, members of the homeless advocacy group Respect Line began planting their colorful signs and banners on the New Haven Green. The group, which stood at the corner of College and Chapel streets, was preparing for a trial run of “Street Theater” — an outdoor »

With war, schools comfort, prepare

April 9, 2003
SInce the war broke out, New Haven’s public schools have made efforts to ensure the safety and comfort of their students. Schools are working to ensure that emergency preparedness plans are in place, and making guidelines available to teachers and parents for discussing the war with children. Though safety measures are not markedly different now »

Liberty Safe Haven to help combat homelessness

April 4, 2003
A new solution to combat chronic homelessness in New Haven is coming to town. Next winter, Liberty Safe Haven will open on State Street and offer 33 brand new apartments to individuals struggling with homelessness and disability. Plans for the permanent supportive housing residence have been in the works since the mid-1990s, when Liberty Community »

Public School interns try to streamline volunteer efforts

March 31, 2003
The first time Yan Yang ’05 went back to visit her old high school, she was mistaken for a regular student. She remembers the way the head of guidance approached her that afternoon: “Hey honey, you got a pass?” he asked her. Yang had to explain that she had, in fact, graduated a year ago, »

City students show improved test scores

March 26, 2003
The Connecticut Mastery Test scores for 2002 are in, and while not every public school in New Haven reached the state goal, the city’s public school system saw significant improvements. In a public announcement, Superintendent of Schools Reginald Mayo said New Haven public schools posted higher test scores at every grade level and in every »

City’s Latinos demand more Yale jobs

March 7, 2003
Another group has joined in the struggle for better relations with Yale. In addition to union workers, graduate students, and hospital workers, New Haven’s Latino community has brought its own frustrations to the table. Union spokesman Bill Meyerson said it was Latino community leaders who organized Monday’s rally with the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Among the »

Forum links war, labor situations

March 7, 2003
As union workers continue to strike at Yale, some labor supporters turned their attention Wednesday night to a larger struggle. Last night the Yale Coalition for Peace hosted an open forum titled “Labor. War. Connection?” in the Dwight Hall Library. About 40 people attended the event, including Yale undergraduates and graduate students, Southern Connecticut State »