Jia Lynn Yang
Group asks for help in fighting state social cuts

Bemoaning the $150 million budget cut that Connecticut social advocacy groups say has already hit the state’s social services this fiscal year, 65 nonprofit organizations […]

Returning to society not so easy for felons

Without a job and without a home, the path out of prison for many convicted felons in Connecticut can lead straight into an emergency shelter. […]

Students, city group push for prison reform

One in 50 New Haven residents is behind bars, a sobering statistic in a city with a crime rate that has been cut in half […]

Plan for new school starts dispute

For some residents in the Hill North neighborhood, the construction of a new school will upend lives. Homes will be razed, and residents relocated out […]

Rally on Green calls on state to help homeless

As temperatures plummet and shelters brim beyond capacity, New Haven’s homeless are scrambling even harder to avoid bitter nights on the street. Gov. John Rowland […]

City officials take red pen to report on schools, Yale

City leaders, University administrators and education officials have unanimously criticized a report, released last week, that calls on Yale to contribute funds to New Haven’s […]

Report: Yale owes city more cash

In a report released Thursday, a nonprofit advocacy group closely aligned with Yale’s unions called for the University to embrace a “social contract” with its […]

In keeping the city’s rivers, Peter Davis keeps the faith

They call him the riverkeeper — protector of New Haven’s waters, crusader against illegally dumped trash. Despite the title’s mystique, the riverkeeper is not a […]

Hill residents fight loss of homes for new schools

The city made the promise 20 years ago: two elementary schools in the Hill neighborhood, one dating from 1930 and the other from 1936, were […]

Test scores for city, state are disappointing

In the state’s most recent mandatory standardized test for tenth graders, New Haven students, along with the rest of the state, scored well below state […]

City getting trashed by wave of illegal dumping

There were the three bags of asbestos in East Rock Park, the six refrigerators heaped next to the West River, and then the countless mattresses, […]