Owen Tucker-Smith
Staff Reporter
Owen Tucker-Smith was managing editor of the Board of 2023. Before that, he covered the mayor as a City Hall reporter.
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DuBois-Walton steps back from Elm City Communities

Karen DuBois-Walton ’89 has not formally confirmed her candidacy for mayor in New Haven’s upcoming fall election. However, DuBois-Walton’s recent decision to temporarily step away […]

The front door to the Mayor
City relaunches fire safety program

The city of New Haven and the Red Cross will once again partner for the “Sound the Alarm Prepare-a-thon,” an initiative designed to educate New […]

Mayor proposes $6.3 million in American Rescue Plan funding for summer programs

On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Justin Elicker announced a citywide Summer Reset Program, a plan to divert $6.3 million of funds from the American Rescue Plan, […]

Elicker speaks at the press conference inside of City Hall.
Chauvin verdict reignites conversations about police reform in New Haven

As the news of Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict captures the attention of the nation, public officials and organizers are reflecting on possible police reforms for […]

Lamont to eliminate all pandemic business restrictions next month

By May 19, Connecticut will lift almost all COVID-19-related restrictions on businesses. In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Gov. Ned Lamont said he expects […]

(Taylor’s Version)

Last Thursday night, we gathered around the corner of our kitchen table at 11:50, counting down the minutes until midnight. We were our 6-year-old selves, […]

Per CDC, state guidelines, New Haven pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration

Following a recommendation from The Connecticut Department of Public Health, or DPH, New Haven announced on Tuesday morning that it will pause its administration of […]

An up close of a basket of COVID-19 vaccines
Alders criticize Crisis Budget library provision

Under Mayor Justin Elicker’s “Crisis Budget” proposal, Mitchell Library will close in the upcoming year. The potential closure has been met with pushback from New […]

Community members, Elicker laud Financial Empowerment Center for pandemic efforts

The city’s Financial Empowerment Center, or FEC, is a municipal program that provides financial resources to city residents free of charge which has been active […]

‘A beautiful day in Ward 1’: Nation’s first FEMA mobile vaccination unit comes to the Elm City

This Thursday and Friday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s first mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit is visiting the Elm City. The unit will vaccinate over 800 […]

City announces Gretchen Knauff as leader of New Haven Disability Services

Gretchen Knauff will serve as the city’s next director of Disability Services, the city announced on Friday. Knauff has had a 30-year career in disability […]