CITY POLITICS
Ward 1 Alder Eli Sabin ’22 announces bid for Ward 7 seat

On Wednesday, New Haven Ward 1 Alder Eli Sabin ’22 announced his candidacy for a new post — the Ward 7 alder seat.

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Alders pass amended ‘Forward Together’ budget without secured funds from state, Yale

Just under three months after Elicker introduced two budgets, the Board of Alders passed the optimistic one.

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A tale of two proposals: the planning and politics of New Haven’s next budget

On Monday, the Board of Alders finance committee will begin deliberations on the New Haven fiscal year 2021-2022 budget. But with two plans on the table, a devastating budget crisis and a neighborhood of New Haveners fervently defending Mitchell Library, the path to a final plan looks to be anything but smooth.

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‘Beep beep, Yale is cheap!’: Unions call for respect from Yale at car caravan rally

With contract negotiations for Yale’s unions looming, workers took to the streets, both on foot and in cars, to send a message of strength and unity to President Peter Salovey.

‘It changed what we had to do overnight’: How nonprofits and community organizations kept New Haveners fed during a pandemic

Amid the challenges of the pandemic, food banks, soup kitchens, churches and homeless shelters have collaborated and reinvented their service models to address food insecurity in the Elm City.

Bags of food are prepared for clients at Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen.
Discussing the future of affordable housing in the Elm City

With affordable housing as a legislative priority for the coming years, the News looked at what affordable housing in the city can look like and why it is important.

A view of New Haven Housing Authority headquarters from across Orange St.
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.

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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.

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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.