Eidelson will seek third term
Eidelson said she has not filed any official paperwork for her re-election bid, and will formally announce her campaign later this semester.
Officer exonerated in St. Patrick’s Day incident
Tensions ran high at City Hall on Friday afternoon, where the results of an internal New Haven Police Department investigation left police officers and community activists standing in opposition for over an hour.
Smokeout campaign gains traction
With high schoolers participating in a national social media anti-smoking campaign and an ordinance moving through hearing and testimony, New Haven’s smoke-free campaign regained steam in March.
High schools look to college and vocational training
Inside the classrooms at New Haven Academy, students take the usual slate of high school classes, as well as a more unusual offering: a four-year progression of courses designed to teach students to plan for the future and successfully apply to college. According to NHA Principal Greg Baldwin, 100 percent of graduating seniors are accepted to at least one college or university.
State education cuts prompt tuition hikes
As public universities in Connecticut continue to grapple with a projected $48 million deficit, the Board of Regents for Higher Education voted Thursday afternoon to approve a 4.8 percent tuition increase for students across the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.
Harp orders officer under investigation off patrol
After protesters stormed City Hall on Tuesday to rally against an incident of police brutality, Mayor Toni Harp announced that she had directed New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman to remove the officer in question from patrol duty.
Students prove critical in affirmative consent bill
“Yes means yes” is set to be the new definition of sexual consent across universities in Connecticut, after a bill that mandates affirmative consent passed the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee of the state legislature on Tuesday.
State commission to tackle youth violence
Crime in Connecticut is at 48-year low, but Gov. Dannel Malloy is preparing a new panel of experts and advisors to find strategies to push down crime rates even further across the state.