‘Data in Action’ convenes community leaders

January 31, 2014
Data for Action promoted data-driven policymaking and to provided local nonprofits with information to guide their advocacy.

GHeav workers split over boycott

January 28, 2014
The story behind Gourmet Heaven employees’ rally to restore the reputation of the store is proving more complicated.

GHeav employees counter protest

January 27, 2014
About 20 Gourmet Heaven employees came out Friday at 5:30 to counter activists’ and fired workers’ weekly picket of the popular campus deli.

Plates still empty for SNAP recipients

January 24, 2014
Charities providing emergency food assistance across New Haven are beginning to feel the weight of recent cuts to the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program, formerly known as food stamps. On Nov. 1, the boost in funding to SNAP instated by the 2009 stimulus package expired, leaving individuals and families facing food insecurity across the country »

Minimum wage reform: Workers call for higher wages

January 21, 2014
Amidst ambitious union efforts to raise fast food workers’ minimum wage, Connecticut workers and labor advocates are not satisfied with the relatively small raise they received from the state at the beginning of the year.

Fired workers speak out against GHeav wage theft

January 16, 2014
GHeav has come under scrutiny for firing four workers, allegedly in retaliation for cooperating with the DOL investigation of wage theft.

Activists fight proposed Green regulations

January 14, 2014
Proposed regulations would close the New Haven Green at 10 p.m. and prohibit people from sleeping there overnight.

Fast food workers rally

December 6, 2013
Striking fast-food workers joined activists, union members, clergy and elected officials to call for better wages and fair treatment.

Student with rifle shuts down UNH

December 4, 2013
Just over a week after Yale’s gun scare, the University of New Haven went on lockdown after reports that a man with a rifle was spotted across the street from campus.

Connecticut feels impact of food stamp cuts

December 2, 2013
One chilly afternoon in mid November, Kimberly Hart made her familiar walk to Mount Hope Food Pantry in Dixwell. At 5:15 p.m., she thought she was early, but the 50 people lined up in front of her had beat her by 5 hours. By the time she reached the front, the canned ham or small »

Gourmet Heaven workers speak out

November 22, 2013
A group of Gourmet Heaven employees spoke out Tuesday in an exclusive interview with the News.

Trans activists speak out against violence

November 21, 2013
Community activists gathered Wednesday afternoon by City Hall to commemorate International Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The Board of Aldermen’s Human Services Committee authorized a proposal to provide job education training to food stamp recipients.