Thomas Birmingham
Staff Reporter
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Activists object to NHPD internal investigation justifying use of force at May protest

On the evening of May 30, amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, New Haven Police Chief Otoniel […]

Director of Health: COVID-19 levels could be higher than city data says

COVID-19 numbers in New Haven County have seen an increase in recent weeks, though government officials are still unsure as to how alarmed the increase […]

Board of Alders unanimously approves UNH professor to Board of Police Commissioners

In a unanimous vote, the New Haven Board of Alders added a new face to the Board of Police Commissioners during their Monday night meeting: […]

Key officials fail to appear at alders’ election workshop as city struggles with voting challenges

The City Services and Environmental Policy Committee left their Zoom election workshop Thursday night the same way they entered it: with many unanswered questions. The […]

NHPD increases police presence at traffic checkpoints

According to New Haven Police Department Lieutenant Stephan Torquati, a typical scene at a busy New Haven intersection often involves distracted people. A driver dialing […]

Voters find mistakes in absentee ballots three weeks before election

Gregory Huber, chair of the Political Science Department at Yale, arrived home after a Thursday afternoon bike ride and was relieved to find his absentee […]

Arlevia Samuel looks to create “housing for all” as Livable City Initiative director

New Haven has a new director for its Livable City Initiative — the city’s primary Department for Housing and Community Development. Arvelia Samuel took over […]

Board of Alders green lights $93,000 in absentee ballot support

Amid a historically high demand for absentee methods of voting, the New Haven Board of Alders voted on Monday to accept a $93,000 grant from […]

New Haven takes on youth homelessness amid pandemic

When she was 16, Alexa Davila was kicked out of her family’s New Haven home by her own parents. Foster home after foster home after foster […]

“The Whit” brings market-rate housing to Wooster Square, raises affordability concerns

Old parking lots and a decaying office building will soon be transformed into brick facades, steel accents and market-rate apartments. On Tuesday morning, city leaders […]

Wooster Square Monument Committee turns to community

After nearly three months of continuous community debate sparked by the removal of the Christopher Columbus monument in Wooster Square on June 24, New Haven […]