Nati Tesfaye
Staff Reporter
Nati Tesfaye is a sophomore in Branford College from East Haven, Connecticut. He covers business, workers and unions in the city of New Haven. Last year, he covered housing and homelessness for the News.
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program ramps up service campaign

Mayor Justin Elicker joined VITA, which provides free filing services and financial advice to low to moderate-income New Haveners, to promote its work on Thursday morning.

Ricky D’s Rib Shack launches new game for patrons

Following a strong seven year run, Ricky D’s Rib Shack is using a new mobile game to increase customer engagement and rewards.

Governor declares New Haven ‘Pizza Capital of America’ 

State and local officials and pizza lovers gathered at Ernie’s Pizza on Feb. 9 to celebrate New Haven’s pizzerias on National Pizza Day.

Anesthesia Smoke Shop facing lawsuit for allegedly selling cannabis products illegally

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong sued three cannabis wholesalers and four retailers, including Chapel Street's Anesthesia Smoke Shop, for selling cannabis products without a license. The News spoke to three patrons who identified themselves as underage buyers.

L.L. Bean to leave Broadway in February

After five years on Broadway, L.L. Bean will be closing its doors in New Haven on Feb. 11, leaving a two-story 9,000 square foot unit vacant.

At one year, New Haven’s cannabis industry is rolling along

After a year of legalized sales in Connecticut, the cannabis industry has steadily grown and is expecting a strong fiscal performance.

Jitter Bus to open first brick-and-mortar location

Building from their successful business on wheels, the Jitter Bus will open a brick-and-mortar site on Grand Avenue in the coming weeks.

New Haven bars celebrate Repeal Day

In celebration of the 90th anniversary of Prohibition's repeal, local bars and restaurants held festivities and events on Saturday night.

Yale acquires 51 and 57 Broadway for $7 million in move to expand University presence

In a recent transaction, the University cemented its dominance on Broadway through the purchase of the adjacent buildings, which currently hold Campus Customs, Blue Jay Cleaners, Broadway Kitchen and other retailers.

Alexion leaders talk research, booming biotech industry in New Haven 

Several leaders at Alexion Pharmaceuticals spoke with the News about their research work and the developing biotech industry in New Haven.

New Haven businesses expect a win on game day

In preparation for the game, the city’s businesses are optimistic about the weekend’s profits and traffic.