Meera Shoaib
Staff Reporter
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City sees surge in crime

As the nation struggled with the effects of a long-lasting pandemic, cities across the U.S. saw upticks in violent crime this year. New Haven is […]

New Haven announces community crisis response team

At a press conference earlier this month, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker announced the city’s plans to create a community crisis response team — a […]

Stephanie Washington sues involved officers, New Haven, Hamden, Yale over police shooting

Stephanie Washington was rushed to the hospital last April after Yale and Hamden police fired 16 rounds at her car during a traffic stop, their […]

Yale releases review of YPD

Amid nationwide outrage over police violence and growing calls to defund and dismantle the Yale Police Department, the University released a detailed review of the […]

Students call to defund, dismantle YPD

As protests against police brutality sweep across the nation, students and activists are calling on the University to defund and dismantle the Yale Police Department […]

“How long will I need to be in here?”: The “Elder Statesman” dies after contracting COVID-19 in NY prison

As Benjamin Smalls looked out of his window from his hospital bed in Poughkeepsie, New York, he told his daughter he was grateful for the […]

New Haven protests police brutality

Over the past week, protests have erupted in New Haven consistent with a nationwide outcry over police officers’ use of deadly force against black people.  […]

Mamoun’s Falafel Restaurant robbed

Around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, a man wearing a medical mask entered Mamoun’s Falafel Restaurant and asked what sandwiches they had. But after an […]

UP CLOSE: Prisons hit by a pandemic

Francine Caplan: A quieter home

It was Caplan’s love of music that brought her to work at the University for a few years upon her graduation from Ithaca College. Now, it is her inability to play music with her band that constitutes one of the biggest disruptions in her daily life due to COVID-19 quarantine.

New Haven lounge owners sue Elicker, Lamont for COVID-19 orders

The owners of a New Haven lounge filed a lawsuit on April 3 against Mayor Justin Elicker and Gov. Ned Lamont challenging the validity of […]