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 student in Davenport majoring in English and creative writing.
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Pamela Sutton-Wallace named new COO of Yale New Haven Health System

Starting July 11, Pamela Sutton-Wallace will serve as the Yale New Haven Health System COO as it navigates to a new normal at this stage in the pandemic.

Wooster Square sees thousands attend 47th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

When residents arrived in Wooster Square on Sunday afternoon for the city’s 47th annual Cherry Blossom Festival, they saw very little pink. Most of the […]

Humans of New Haven: Charting the skies with Ernest Saunders III

52-year-old Ernest Saunders III has seen the world from both its hollowing depths and soaring heights — literally and metaphorically.

Yale study finds disproportionate environmental protection across neighborhoods in California

Though the pandemic curbed air pollution across California, researchers found incredible disparities among communities in exactly how much their air quality improved — with an interest in the racial and socioeconomic position of such communities.

“From all different walks of life”: Claire’s Corner Copia on community and cuisine

Claire’s Corner Copia prides itself on a lively community of people and a vegetarian menu accommodating various cultures and dietary restrictions.

Ricky D. Rib Shack: Remembering and Remaking Memories of Childhood Cookouts 

For Ricky D. Evans, growing up smelled like family barbecues and cookouts during the summertime.

“Our restaurants are the life of New Haven”: Expanded Restaurant Week returns to the city 

Now in its 14th year, New Haven Restaurant Week returns to the city as masks are coming off. It features two weeks of special offers in 53 restaurants across eight neighborhoods.

“What is the city for?”: Protesters condemn New Haven’s current housing budget

On Saturday morning, the voices of New Haven protesters rang out in front of City Hall as they demanded $62.5 million to address the city’s […]

Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns after two-year hiatus

After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade returned, featuring multicultural marchers and streets brimming with spectators.

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates new mobile popup hub for the homeless

Mayor Justin Elicker joined New Haven Housing & Homelessness Services Coordinator Velma George in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the city’s new pop-up services hub, which will navigate between two locations in the city to offer homeless people free showers, medical assistance and outreach services.

Accessory dwelling units by the Yale School of Architecture offer “cheap” and “stable” housing alternatives

In a partnership with Columbus House, students from the Yale School of Architecture are designing a new housing alternative unit that embodies affordability, stability and sustainability.