Community spirit helps local Asian stores survive pandemic

The owners of three Asian grocery stores in New Haven reflected on their interactions with community members during the pandemic.

Three community impact projects awarded $10.5k in funding for benefitting New Haven

On Thursday afternoon, four ventures competed for $10,000 in funding through the New Haven Civic Innovation Prize.

New Haven residents create AAPI coalition in wake of hate crimes

Members of the AAPI community are forming a new coalition, called aapiNHV, to increase the coordination of efforts to combat anti-Asian racism and violence.

An aerial view of New Haven Green
Youth community center acquired by children’s mental health clinic Clifford Beers

Children’s mental health clinic Clifford Beers will be taking over Farnam House, with plans to bridge their programming and connect local youth to new services.

Gov. Lamont signs into law bill that eliminates nonmedical exemptions for vaccinations in schools

Starting Sept. 1, 2022, students entering school will have to have all the required school vaccines and can only be excused for medical reasons.

City officials celebrate opening of Westville Music Bowl

What was once a deteriorating tennis facility among the Yale University Athletic Fields reopened on Thursday afternoon as the Westville Music Bowl — a new seasonal performing arts venue set to kick off its first season of programming on Friday evening.

A sign welcomes visitors to the Westville Music Bowl
‘A new American birthright’: Baby Bonds bill sees support from Elicker, state officials

Introduced by the state treasurer, the legislation would set up $5,000 savings accounts for Connecticut children enrolled in HUSKY that unfreeze when they turn 18.

The CT State Capitol in the sunlight
Pedestrian hit near Benjamin Franklin College

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Prospect and Trumbull Streets around 8:30 p.m. last night.

State rental assistance program facing a slow rollout in New Haven

Nonprofits, faith groups and the city government are collaborating to spread the word about the UniteCT Rental Assistance Program, which offers financial relief to struggling tenants and landlords.

UP CLOSE | Formerly incarcerated individuals reenter society in a pandemic

For formerly incarcerated individuals who have left correctional institutions in the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated many of the difficulties releasees face in attaining jobs, education and secure housing.

BOE discusses 2020-21 magnet school lottery results, non-magnet school reputations

The Board discussed how to improve NHPS’s school choice lottery program and change negative perceptions of non-magnet schools.

A screenshot from the presentation at the BOE meeting.