Mrinal Kumar
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Scouting out Atticus’ new management

A change in management and a push toward local produce has shaken up the prices, but not the popularity, of Atticus Bookstore and Cafe on Chapel Street.

Local businesses participate in Equal Pay Day

Six New Haven establishments participated in Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, largely thanks to the efforts of three Yale students.

Harp signs onto domestic workers’ rights movement

Flanked by over 20 workers’ rights activists, Mayor Toni Harp signed a resolution in support of a state Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Monday afternoon at City Hall.

Protestors mar Pride Ball hosted at 116 Crown

More than 40 workers’ rights activists protested Thursday night outside 116 Crown, the site of Yale’s second annual Pride Ball, condemning alleged acts of wage theft, homophobia and discrimination at the restaurant.

Smokeout campaign gains traction

With high schoolers participating in a national social media anti-smoking campaign and an ordinance moving through hearing and testimony, New Haven’s smoke-free campaign regained steam in March.

New Haven workers fight for wage theft bills

During a hearing in front of the state’s Committee on Labor and Public Employees yesterday, two former employees of New Haven businesses painted stark images of wage theft close to Yale’s campus.

Officials seek to bring “lean urbanism” to New Haven

Four years after city officials launched an initiative to improve road safety in New Haven, the project is being revamped to emphasize low-cost solutions.

Blumenthal, immigrants denounce Texas court decision

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 slammed the Texas Federal Court’s recent decision to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration reform during a Wednesday morning roundtable discussion with New Haven immigration activists and undocumented immigrant families.

Quinnipiac Dreamer takes story to White House

Quinnipiac University student Maria Praeli was one of six undocumented youth immigrants who met with President Barack Obama in the White House last week to discuss the political controversy surrounding immigrant rights.

Malloy unveils statewide criminal justice reform

Addressing a crowd of over 100 state and city officials, activists and students Tuesday afternoon at the Yale Law School, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced major criminal justice reforms aimed at decreasing crime and reintegrating nonviolent offenders into society.

City and state unemployment rates drop

Last year, Connecticut enjoyed its largest surge in job growth since 1998, according to a preliminary estimate released on Jan. 26 by the state Department of Labor.