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 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.

New Haven Pride Center kicks off pride week with Drag Artist Story Hour

The New Haven Pride Center kicked off pride week by inviting two Connecticut-based drag artists to read queer-focused stories to children on Sunday morning.

NHPD’s new chief launches innovative recruitment efforts 

Through increasing accessibility and contact with the community, the NHPD has been able to increase its department’s diversity and policing in the community.