Board of Alders holds hearing on supporting LGBTQ+ youth in NHPS

Administration and citizens discuss advances in supporting LGBTQ+ youth, focusing on Gender Student Alliances, all-gender bathrooms and staff education in schools.

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Annual homelessness hearing highlights need for more affordable housing and crisis care

Representatives from nine local organizations involved in addressing homelessness testified in front of the Board of Alders’ Health and Human Services Committee.

Advocates, opponents discuss medical aid-in-dying legislation in Connecticut

Over 260 people attended the forum, hosted by the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, where panelists outlined medical aid-in-dying statistics, benefits and opposition.

Alders strengthen regulations on elevators, barber shops

In its first meeting since the general election, the Board of Alders clarified the handling of broken elevators and standards for hair salons.

City charter reform passes, extending terms for mayor and alders

Almost two-thirds of the voters supported the revision to extend terms from two years to four, a result that New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker called a sign of support for the city’s current direction.

After receiving second city order to remove tiny homes, homelessness activist discusses next steps 

Mark Coleville, founder of the Rosette Village Neighborhood Collective, maintained that he would not comply with the city’s request.

New Haven’s economy shows promise following new S&P bond rating upgrade

After years of steady economic growth and disciplined spending, New Haven has seen a rise in its S&P Global Credit Rating from BBB+ to A-.

Elicker wins third mayoral term

In Tuesday’s election, incumbent Justin Elicker won in a landslide victory over challengers.

The new Ward 1 Alder: Kiana Flores ’25

Flores will take over as the alder representing most Yalies as alder Alex Guzhnay ’24 steps down.

Elicker and Goldenberg clash over education policy

Mayoral candidates Justin Elicker and Tom Goldenberg spoke with the News about their plans to address absenteeism and literacy rates.

Contested alder races take shape for three seats in eastern New Haven

Democratic incumbents in Wards 13, 17 and 18 — encompassing Fair Haven Heights, the Annex and East Shore — each face two challengers looking to break the party’s total hold on the Board of Alders.