Advocates decry State’s Attorney’s dismissal of police sexual assault case

The Sex Workers and Allies Network, or SWAN, of New Haven is calling for justice after the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office dismissed two sexual assault cases against former New Haven Police Department Officer Gary Gamarra.

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Debate reignites over NHPD officers’ use of Thin Blue Line flag

In the past week, a debate of whether officers on duty should be allowed to wear a “Thin Blue Line” mask has erupted across the Elm City.

Vaccine passports remain up in the air for Connecticut residents

As the city prepares to reopen this May, the possibility of a vaccine passport required of city residents remains up in the air.

Amid cultural affairs overhaul, city officials to roll out cultural equity plan by end of summer

Over a year in the making, the plan traces its roots to Mayor Elicker’s Transition Team.

‘Goodbye sleazebag slumlords’: Dwight residents deliver letters to Elicker

City planning allocation of potential $6.5 million from HUD

Following Mayor Elicker’s proposal for funding allocation, the Board of Alders is hearing from organizations before final deliberation.

The steps and sign of City Hall
Board of Alders considers endorsing Medicare for All

The Board of Alders Health and Human Services committee hosted a workshop, with public testimonies, to discuss a resolution that would endorse Medicare for All.

The façade of City Hall
Karen DuBois-Walton officially launches mayoral bid

After launching an exploratory committee eight weeks ago, former Housing Authority President Karen DuBois-Walton officially announces her candidacy in the 2021 mayoral race.

Labor activists call on Yale to ‘respect’ New Haven in Prospect St. mural

Starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, painters also added two stripes to Prospect Street’s bike lane. One is a 670-foot blue line reaching from Grove Street to Trumbull Street, representing Yale’s more than $30 billion endowment.

The Immigrant History Initiative shines light on Asian American histories long absent from textbooks

A nonprofit started by two Yale Law School graduates hopes to educate community members on the rich histories of Asian Americans.

Celebrating Asian communities

To mark the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this special issue of the News celebrates Asian communities at Yale and in New Haven. In this issue, you can find reported pieces, columns, essays, illustrations and videos.

Students gather at the AACC after its opening.