Natasha Khazzam
Staff Reporter
Natasha Khazzam covers housing and homelessness for city desk. She previously covered climate and the environment. Originally from Great Neck, New York, she is a sophomore in Davenport College majoring in history and English.
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City officials and advocates reflect on two terms of Elicker’s housing policy

Ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary, the News spoke with activists and city officials about New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, rising homelessness and a growing affordable housing crisis.

Housing Authority votes to repurpose historic clock factory

The city’s Housing Authority voted to convert the New Haven Clock Company building into affordable housing units to mitigate the ongoing housing crisis.

Local leaders share novel approaches to climate change at conference

Representatives from various local organizations gathered at Albertus Magnus College to discuss responses to climate change in New Haven on Monday evening.

Bicyclists ride through a park.
Youth climate activists lead “Fossil Fools” protest from Wooster Square to City Hall

The New Haven Climate Movement nodded to recent reforms while urging the city to continue employing improved environmental policy.

Environmental Film Festival discusses climate change through art

The Environmental Film Festival at Yale brought a cast of climate change related films to the big screen and fostered dialogue about the media’s role in addressing the ongoing environmental crisis.

Yale team places fifth in prestigious Putnam mathematics competition

A Yale team ranked in the top five of the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition for the first time in 30 years, earning $5,000 for the department.

Compost program bridges the gap between urban life and sustainable living

Prior to founding Peels and Wheels, a composting business operating in New Haven, Domingo Medina spent years cultivating a balance between global communities and the land around them.

New youth-led climate project seeks to implement reforms in city public schools

The New Haven Climate Movement gathered a team of local students to advocate for the implementation of sustainable reforms within New Haven Public Schools.

New Haven creates new office to equitably address climate change

The Office of Climate and Sustainability will concentrate the city’s efforts towards environmental progress, with goals including conservation efforts and implementing clean energy in residential and public spaces.

Mediterranean fine dining restaurant opens on College Street

New York chef Vincent Chirico opened his first restaurant in Connecticut last month, which combines traditional flavors with a touch of the unexpected.

Turkey drive addresses food insecurity as holiday season approaches

In preparation for Thanksgiving, the City of New Haven distributed over 1,000 turkeys to families in need.