Mia Cortés Castro
Staff Reporter
Mia Cortés Castro covers cops and courts. Originally from Dorado, Puerto Rico, she is a first-year in Branford College studying English and Ethics, Politics, and Economics.
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New Haven’s first violence prevention coordinator reflects on resignation

Four months after being appointed, Reuel Parks resigned from the violence prevention coordinator position.

Board of Alders reappoints two Board of Police Commissioners members for second term

During the Aldermanic Affairs Committee meeting, New Haven lawyers and professors Michael Lawlor and Tracey Meares were reappointed to the Board of Police Commissioners.

Student hit by vehicle at York-Elm intersection hospitalized for injuries

The 18-year-old student was crossing the intersection during a green light late Saturday night, according to New Haven police, when she was struck by a pick-up truck.

State bill aims to decrease juvenile detention rates

Reformed juvenile detention procedures and increased community outreach are the latest efforts to reverse a pandemic-era spike in juvenile offenses.

New details emerge about student assault at Phelps Gate

Following a YPD community alert four days after the assault occurred, new details about the attack and its aftermath have emerged.

New Haven names inaugural violence prevention coordinator

Mayor Justin Elicker appointed violence prevention advocate and former parole officer Reuel Parks to head the Violence Prevention Office.

Controversial plan for 194-unit apartment building in the Hill moves forward

The construction of a new apartment building at 354 Davenport Ave. received approval from the City Plan Commission last month. Since then, community members have pushed for developers to listen to and accommodate their concerns.

Goffe Street Armory inspires discourse on New Haven’s civic infrastructure

Yale urbanism professor Elihu Rubin presented ideas for the repurposing of the deteriorating landmark in a webinar hosted by the New Haven Free Public Library.

New tour reflects on Yale Law founders’ ties to abolition debates

A new tour of the Grove Street Cemetery, part of a new Law Library exhibit, aims to display direct links between the school’s founders, anti-abolitionist legislation and the denial of Black education in New Haven.

New Haven Documentary Film Festival kicks off packed schedule

NHDocs will host screenings of 116 documentaries over the next eleven days at venues across the city. Films were submitted by filmmakers from around the world.

BIPOC artists receive grants from Community Foundation

The Community Center for Greater New Haven, in collaboration with the New Haven Arts Council, selected 13 new recipients for Racial Equity and Creative Healing, or REACH, through the Arts grant.