Kenisha Mahajan
Staff Reporter
Kenisha Mahajan covers Cops & Courts for the City desk. She is a first-year in Benjamin Franklin College from Queens, New York majoring in ethics, politics and economics.
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New 24-hour crisis intervention center planned for New Haven

Continuum of Care’s REST Center, Connecticut’s first 24-hour short-term crisis stabilization hub for adults, is slated to open later this spring

Qinxuan Pan pleads guilty to murder of Kevin Jiang ENV ’22

Pan now faces a 35-year sentence; he was arrested after a three-month manhunt for the murder of Jiang, a Yale graduate student, in 2021.

Black Heritage Stamp honors New Havener Constance Baker Motley

The city held an unveiling ceremony of the stamp on Thursday evening at the Dixwell Community Center, featuring several speakers who honored Motley’s legacy as a trailblazing politician and prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement.

State board rules to reinstate police officer involved in paralyzing Randy Cox  

A state board overturned the firing of Oscar Diaz, who was driving the van when Randy Cox was paralyzed in police custody two years ago, and instead reduced Diaz’s punishment to a 15-day unpaid suspension. New Haven officials vowed to appeal the verdict.

Soulful Threads vintage store opens on Chapel

Soulful Threads, a second-hand vintage store on Depop, opened a physical store in New Haven last week.

YCC proposes changes to course registration, advising, Credit/D/Fail

The Yale College Council has proposed several academic policies to reform the course registration and advising process, including extending add/drop period and implementing retroactive Credit/D/Fail.

Olmo bagelry wins grand prize at BagelFest

The bagelry took home the “Best of the Fest” prize and won two more awards, including one for their schmear.

Bill expands renters protections in Connecticut

Revisions outlined in Substitute Senate Bill 988 went into effect at the start of this month and will facilitate the housing search among renters in the state.

Family Weekend draws relatives to campus for a glimpse of life at Yale

Yale’s annual Family Weekend provides a window into student life with a variety of events.

New Haven Democratic primary sees low voter turnout

23.7 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots in mayoral and alder primary elections last week, which was significantly lower than in the last competitive mayoral primary in 2019.

First AACC-MENA PLs reflect on progress toward greater recognition, cultural house

The inaugural AACC-MENA peer liaisons discuss the challenges of establishing institutional support for Middle Eastern-North African students and future goals for the program.