Megan Vaz
Staff Reporter
Megan Vaz covers Yale-New Haven relations and Local 33. Originally from South Florida, she is a sophomore in Pierson College majoring in history.
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City awards $1 million to local organizations as part of Career Pathways Initiative

Recipient programs look to support the city’s youth and young adults through equity-focused education and training.

PROFILE: NHPS assistant superintendent Paul Whyte ’93’s climb up the educational ladder

Whyte brings over three decades of experience as an educator and administrator to his role of assistant superintendent of instructional leadership for New Haven Public Schools.

New Haven mega-landlord fined $1,500 for housing code violations in fourth criminal case since May

As Ocean Management tenants say more must be done to address dismal living conditions, state lawmakers consider quadrupling housing violation fines.

Yale security officers ratify historic five-year labor contract

After months of negotiations, the University and the Yale Security officers’ union reached a five-year agreement including wage raises and expanded due process rights.

New Haven’s Soul Sweat hot yoga studio sizzles with business

Soul Sweat’s unique infrared-heated yoga classes have attracted a heavy following, especially among college students.

YPU and “Red Scare” podcaster Dasha Nekrasova resolve to polarize

Actress and online personality Dasha Nekrasova joined the Yale Political Union to debate political polarization.

Ten months in, what progress has been made on the historic city-university deal?

While Yale and New Haven leaders have shared developments in yearly voluntary payments and the Center for Inclusive Growth, the state of the High Street redesign plan and initiatives beyond the deal’s six-year lifespan remain up in the air.

Union Yes: Local 33’s three-decade road to recognition

Following Local 33’s election victory, the News tracks the union’s 33 years of organizing, speaking to organizers from every chapter of the union’s history.

City gives local arts organizations almost $200,000 in grants

The Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grant Award prioritized supporting arts and cultural projects that aim to uplift the city’s underserved communities.

Yalies, local groups push for ranked-choice voting

Under a newly proposed bill, the state would adopt a system of ranked-choice voting for state and federal elections, a policy supported by Governor Ned Lamont.

Nurses, union and city ratify new six-year contract

The newly adopted labor agreement implements daily and yearly schedule changes, retroactive yearly pay raises.