Mayor and candidate trade barbs

Scathing words between Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and Jeffrey Kerekes, his challenger in November’s mayoral election, made Wednesday the most heated day of the campaign so far. A tax dispute between the city and Bruce Becker SOM ’85 ARC ’85, the architect and developer of 360 State St., served as a catalyst for an exchange […]

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New curriculum to buoy Promise

Thanks to a revamped curriculum for New Haven public schools unveiled Monday, the city’s effort to build a “college-going culture” will now start as early as pre-kindergarten. The curriculum, dubbed “Pathways to Promise,” is a pre-K through eighth-grade supplement to the New Haven Promise college scholarship program that was rolled out last fall with funding […]

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State utilities provider questioned over Irene

Utility executives got an earful from Connecticut residents and local officials in Hartford on Monday afternoon at the second of two hearings evaluating response efforts to Tropical Storm Irene. Irene knocked out the lights in over 700,000 homes on the morning of Aug. 28, making it the worst power outage in the state’s history. Connecticut […]

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Nayak rallies supporters

The campaign for Ward 1 alderman is now in full swing. A week after Sarah Eidelson ’12 kicked off her bid for the office with a meet-and-greet, Vinay Nayak ’14 spoke to dozens of supporters outside Lanman-Wright Hall on Old Campus Sunday afternoon. About 35 students donning “Vote Vinay” T-shirts registered voters as pop tunes […]

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Elm City gets one-time revenue boost

In a rare piece of good news for New Haven’s fiscal situation, the arrival of a check from Hartford wiped away last year’s budget deficit. With an $11.2 million reimbursement for two school construction projects, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. said the city would pay down last year’s $5.5 million budget deficit and fix an accounting […]

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Ward 1 candidates differ little in ideology

While candidates Vinay Nayak ’14 and Sarah Eidelson ’12 are running against each other for the Ward 1 alderman seat, the race has revealed that the two differ little in their ideology — especially on union issues. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”3713″ ] Last Tuesday, a slate of labor union-backed candidates ousted several incumbents in primaries across the […]

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Hartford revisits Irene response

Three weeks after Tropical Storm Irene caused the worst power outages in state history, Connecticut lawmakers convened a special hearing Monday to assess how the state handled the storm. Executives from the state’s two major power suppliers defended their companies’ response operations in testimony before several committees Monday afternoon, the Connecticut Mirror reported. But while […]

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Music Initiative to continue

Yale lost its leading musical ambassador to New Haven public schools Thursday, but administrators at both the School of Music and city schools say they are committed to continuing his efforts. The week after the death of John Miller MUS ’07, the inaugural leader of the Music in the Schools Initiative, New Haven teachers and […]

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Primary losers plot comebacks

Last Tuesday’s Democratic primaries may have been the most significant New Haven has seen in a decade, but as some defeated candidates have made clear, this year’s political drama has only just begun. When the dust from the primaries settled, many familiar characters in the city’s politics had been ousted — notably 20-year incumbent and […]

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Yale police investigate “apparent suicide”

Yale police are investigating a death that occurred on campus Thursday, which the University and police have termed an “apparent suicide.” John Miller MUS ’07, the School of Music’s manager of community programs, died after falling from the fourth story window of Hendrie Hall at 165 Elm St. Miller was discovered lying on the pavement […]

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DeStefano wins primary

Despite only managing to get 43.2 percent of the vote Tuesday, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. fended off three opponents in the most serious primary challenge he has faced in a decade. DeStefano’s victory stood in contrast to a night of celebrations by labor activists who helped a slate of 11 union-backed candidates win aldermanic seats […]

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Union victories dominate primaries

An effort by Yale and city unions to increase the power of labor on the Board of Aldermen won a resounding victory in Tuesday night’s Democratic primary. With Board President Carl Goldfield, a 20-year incumbent from Ward 29, falling to labor-backed candidate Brian Wingate and a slate of other union-endorsed candidates unseating incumbents Tuesday night, […]

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