City, state push for for ‘bad-boy’ provision

April 22, 2008 • 0
Fed up with corruption, both local and state lawmakers are tackling ethics reform that would punish those who abuse government positions for financial gain. But while the state Senate last week unanimously approved a bipartisan compromise, efforts at the local level are likely to be incremental. Aldermen would like to revoke pensions from those who »

Two challengers emerge for Dyson’s House seat

April 18, 2008 • 0
Yale students who wish to vote in this year’s contested Democratic primary for Connecticut’s 94th State House of Representatives district will have to plan ahead. Ward 20 Alderman Charles Blango and community activist Gary Holder-Winfield have both indicated their intentions to contest the legislative seat currently occupied by 32-year incumbent Rep. Bill Dyson — but »

BD assault suspects cleared of charges

April 17, 2008 • 0
Citing a lack of evidence, a San Francisco judge on Wednesday dismissed all felony charges against the two men charged in a 2006-’07 New Year’s assault against members of the Baker’s Dozen a cappella group, news sources reported last night. After three days of testimony, San Francisco Judge Kathleen Kelly ruled that contradictory accounts of »

During tax season, Conn. residents in a tight spot

April 16, 2008 • 0
As New Haven residents mailed in their state and national income taxes by yesterday’s April 15 deadline, some officials and advocacy groups used the filing date to reflect on the bevy of taxes — sales, income and property — that they say are straining pocketbooks past the breaking point. Down at the Brewery Street post »

Brief: NYSE to suspend trade of Journal Register after stock closes at $0.31

April 15, 2008 • 0
The New York Stock Exchange announced Friday that it will suspend trading of the Journal Register Company, parent corporation of the New Haven Register, on Wednesday because of its “abnormally low” stock price. The decision, which comes during continued speculation about impending bankruptcy for the Journal Register, followed the Thursday’s news that Moody’s Investors Services »

Aldermen reject funds for cat control

April 10, 2008 • 1
A tight city budget has, for now, derailed a resolution to help a local organization spay, neuter and vaccinate New Haven’s feral cat population. The Board of Aldermen on Wednesday heard a presentation from Greater New Haven Cat Project President Cheryl Defilippo describing the nature of the feral-cat problem in the city. She asked the »

DeStefano testifies on raids

April 8, 2008 • 2
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. joined a panel of speakers — including Sen. John Kerry ’66 — at the Boston State House on Monday in discussing what they described as the negative aftermath of the raids the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement has executed in cities across the Northeast over the last »

Internet, business model put Register at risk of insolvency

April 8, 2008 • 6
At $0.75, a copy of The New Haven Register now costs more than the common share price of its parent corporation, the Journal Register Company, which dropped to $0.22 on Monday. The Journal Register is in trouble because of a number of factors, including in part a flagging economy and a newspaper industry become increasingly »

Register parent company nears bankruptcy

April 7, 2008 • 1
The Journal Register Company, the parent corporation that owns The New Haven Register, has retained investment bank Lazard to assist in a possible restructuring of the company, The New York Times reported Saturday. Financial difficulties at the Journal Register may soon force the company to be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange if its »

DeStefano to testify about ICE raid effects

April 4, 2008 • 3
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. will testify before a national immigration misconduct commission in Boston on Monday to speak on his experiences from last summer’s immigration raids in Fair Haven, which provoked an outcry from Latino leaders and supportive community members. The hearings will examine the personal, community and economic repercussions of immigration raids by the »

Finance comm. hears from city departments

April 3, 2008 • 0
Every dollar, every copy and every cell phone holds significance for city funding distributions, as the Board of Aldermen is scrambling to make up a nearly $10-million shortfall between Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s proposed budget and the amount of money likely to end up in the final budget — the result of the mayor’s unjustifiably »

Brief: Rell renews call for passage of ‘three-strikes’ law despite opposition

April 2, 2008 • 1
Following a shooting death during a home invasion in New Britain on Sunday, Gov. M. Jodi Rell has renewed her call for a new “three-strikes” law. The proposed law would require that offenders convicted of a third violent felony be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Republicans in the legislature have supported »