CITY POLITICS
Many New Haveners to see property tax increases after revaluation

In his budget for the fiscal year 2022-23, the mayor is proposing a five year phase-in for the tax increase — however, some are still concerned about the impact it will have on homeowners and renters.

Two New Haveners join race for state treasurer

Karen DuBois-Walton and Erick Russell say they’re ready to manage Connecticut’s finances.

CT expands abortion access, creates legal shield against anti-abortion lawsuits that could target Yale students

State House clears abortion rights expansion bill which Lamont vows to sign pending Senate passage.

Mayor Justin Elicker meets with Mexican governor of Tlaxcala, establishes Tlaxcala Friendship Day

Government officials of New Haven and Tlaxcala celebrated April 19 as the first Tlaxcala Friendship Day and opened a mobile consulate to provide social services to Mexican residents in the New Haven area.

“This is not the moment we should be holding back”: Community provides passionate input on influx of federal funding

Dozens testify to the Board of Alders on a proposed spending plan for $53 million from the American Rescue Plan

City announces new community gun violence prevention initiative

The new program, which is a partnership between city, state and federal officials, will engage formerly incarcerated citizens who are at amplified risk of being the victims or perpetrators of gun violence.

State Rep. Stephanie Thomas runs for Secretary of the State with plans to engage voters

In the contested race for Secretary of the State, Thomas is running on a platform of civic education and voter access.

New Haven receives $5.3 million in funding from state

New Haven wins newly created grant to improve liveability and vibrancy.

Board of Education debates family-member appointment and masking policy 

The Board of Education debated the appointment of family members to NHPS admin roles, masking and the 2022-23 academic calendar.

Municipal employees union demands new contract after two years with little progress

Members of Local 884 raised concerns about unresponsive city administrators and inadequate pay at a City Services and Environmental Policy committee meeting.

City alders approve new Yale contribution plan, express apprehension for future

Although the Board of Alders voted unanimously in favor of the new deal between Yale and the city, some shared reservations about what the future of the town-gown relationship will hold.