COMMUNITY LIFE
A thousand protesters march through downtown New Haven for a “free Palestine”

On Sunday at noon, about a thousand people rallied in downtown New Haven for the “March for a Free Palestine,” which was organized by the Connecticut Palestine Solidarity Coalition.

Michael Morand, longtime New Haven community ‘connector,’ to serve as City Historian

Currently the Beinecke Library’s Director of Community Engagement, Michael Morand ’87 DIV ’93 has “made it his business” to know New Haven’s history.

Smaller divestment protests continue on Cross Campus, in Sterling Memorial Library as organizers undergo leadership transition

Following the arrest of 48 pro-Palestine protesters on Monday morning, smaller demonstrations calling for Yale to divest from military weapons manufacturers continued on Tuesday. Lead organizers of “Occupy Beinecke” — the group that set up the three-night encampment on Beinecke Plaza — announced on social media that they had handed off leadership to a broader cohort of activists, renaming the coalition as “Occupy Yale.”

Meet Laura Cahn, concerned mother turned champion of environmental issues

Laura Cahn is the chairwoman of New Haven’s Environmental Advisory Council. She began her environmental work because she wanted to set an example for her daughter.

New Haven Building Newsprint hosts launch party

Professor Elihu Rubin and Zach Felder celebrated the launch of a new publication that focuses on architecture in the Elm City.

Pro-divestment protesters stay overnight on Beinecke Plaza, no arrests

On Friday, over 400 people gathered on Beinecke Plaza to protest Yale’s military weapons investments as Yale trustees held a sendoff party for University President Salovey. The News followed the day live.

Court approves eviction of migrant workers

The Connecticut Superior Court ruled in favor of Mark DeFrancesco, a landlord evicting two of his former employees. Both of the migrant workers have pending workers’ compensation claims against DeFrancesco's company.

Board of Alders committee gives the green light to traffic cameras

New Haven may be the first municipality in Connecticut to install traffic cameras. The Board of Alders advanced the plan to install 19 speed safety and red light cameras in busy intersections.

Homelessness activist Arthur Taylor killed at 71, impact on Elm City lives on

Taylor died on April 1 after tragically being hit by a car on I-91. His activism with U-ACT, or the Unhoused Activists Community Team, is remembered by coworkers and city residents.

Police union trucks greet admitted students with crime fears

As students newly admitted to Yale College arrived for Bulldog Days, two trucks hired by the Yale Police Benevolent Association drove around campus, flashing billboards encouraging police presence at Yale. The union is currently 14 months into tense contract negotiations with the University.

New Haven celebrates 51st annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Thousands gathered to enjoy blooming cherry blossom trees, dance to music, create art and sample local food trucks.