Rebecca Karabus
Staff Reporter
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BOE debates budget allocation

Amid debate surrounding the distribution of funds to New Haven Public Schools for the 2016–17 school year, Mayor Toni Harp requested $185,219,297 from the city’s general fund for the Board of Education budget Monday.

Brunch celebrates black heritage

As Black History Month draws to a close, Yale and Greater New Haven community members celebrated Black culture and heritage at a Saturday brunch featuring drum performances and the Yale Gospel Choir.

Alleged “ghetto” party at Fairfield

Following student allegations of a “ghetto”-themed party thrown at Fairfield University in western Connecticut last weekend, administrators are responding with several initiatives intended to foster a more inclusive community environment.

Committee seeks student engagement

With the election just over a month away, seven high school sophomores from New Haven Public Schools have submitted petitions to run for Board of Education membership.

Harp backs paid family leave state bill

As activists await the state Senate’s deliberation on a bill mandating paid family leave for all Connecticut employees, Mayor Toni Harp has thrown her support […]

Miya’s head chef talks food for the future

New Haven chef Bun Lai addressed the correlation between sustainability and dietary choices before an audience of 90 at a Sunday talk.

NHPS proposes salary increases

New Haven Public Schools’ proposed 2017 budget calls for significant increases to teacher and paraprofessional salaries, amounting to a total of $3.7 million in raises.

Arrest made for West Haven stabbing

The West Haven Police Department arrested New Haven resident Dwayne Watkins Thursday in connection with a Nov. 27 stabbing at Gin Dee’s Café, a West Haven restaurant, bar and strip club.

Charter school teachers report satisfaction

Though most teachers at New Haven charter schools reported feeling content and supported in their work environment, the majority also said that they could not see themselves pursuing long-term careers in these schools.

Harp proposes wage increase

Mayor Toni Harp proposed a significant starting-wage increase for some of New Haven’s lowest-earning city workers in a radio interview with WNHH last Monday.

CPT urges parent engagement

The Citywide Parent Team — a coalition of several dozen New Haven Public Schools parents dedicated to providing feedback to the district — met Thursday to discuss the importance of parental engagement in improving the learning environment and school climate across NHPS.