Brian Zhang
Staff Reporter
Brian Zhang covers COVID-19 and Yale New Haven Health, as well as housing and homelessness. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he is a first-year in Davenport studying biology and journalism.
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Dominguez retires from NHPD following 20-year career, city begins national search for successor

After the Board of Alders rejected her nomination to be the city's permanent police chief, Interim NHPD Chief Renee Dominguez announced her retirement from the New Haven Police Department during a Friday press conference.

ZHANG: My Monster Best Friend

The evening I saw Times Square from the top of Dad’s shoulders, I promised myself that this was the New York City I would always […]

Victory lap on electric bus celebrates new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

On Monday afternoon, city politicians celebrated the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, culminating their speeches in a victory lap on an electric bus.

That feeling with so much color: Coffee with New Haven’s Homeless Residents

Going Home. Sometimes, it’s as straightforward as diving into bed and pulling up our favorite Netflix show, as instinctive as tossing away our jackets the […]

Yale Program in Addiction Medicine and The Hartford pilot effort to train medical workers to combat addiction stigma

In light of an ongoing opioid crisis, which is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hartford announced a collaboration with the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine to train medical workers on better combating addiction, pain management and stigma.

Dixwell’s Q-House, beloved community center, reopens after 18 years

On Nov. 6, leaders and partners of Dixwell’s Q-House hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopened community center that ended in public tours of the new building.

Ribbon cutting at Wooster Square coffee shop celebrates resilience of small businesses during pandemic

On Thursday at noon, Mayor Justin Elicker joined other city leaders and Wooster Square neighborhood residents in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Chidi Onukwugha’s coffee shop, Kaiyden’s.

$600,000 grant supports anti-racist teaching in New Haven Public Schools

The New Haven public school system — along with Students for Educational Justice, or SEJ — were recently awarded a $600,000 grant over three years […]

ZHANG: A letter to my fellow Yalies

Belonging. It is the one thing we always look for no matter where we are, who we are with. We looked for it on the […]

ZHANG: This one’s for all my smartasses

It’s a half hour into your English class, and that one debate kid is at it again — repeating the same thing ten times over […]

Alumni donations help School of Public Health support students on financial aid

This year, the Yale School of Public Health is accommodating a record number of students in scholarship aid — a result of donations from alumni […]