From the polls: Results come in

Results are coming in for ward races and it is not looking good for incumbents. Jeanette Morrison ousted incumbent Greg Morehead in Ward 22, and Jessica Holmes did the same to Matt Smith ’98 in Ward 9. The New Haven Independent reported that Board of Aldermen president Carl Goldfield lost to Brian Wingate. Meanwhile Trumbull […]

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From the polls: Yalies join Dwight voters in Ward 2

Crowds of supporters gathered of supporters gathered for Ward 2’s aldermanic candidates at the polls in Dwight. Among them were Yale students who said today’s aldermanic primary, fought intensely by Trumbull dining hall cook Frank Douglass and street outreach worker Doug Bethea, brought more Yalies out to the polls than any election they could remember. […]

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From the polls: High turnout at Ward 22

The polls were busy this afternoon at the Wexler-Grant School, where Yale students joined other Ward 22 voters to cast their ballots in two primaries. While there is no aldermanic primary in Ward 1, home to the majority of Yale students, Democrats in Morse, Stiles, Silliman and Timothy Dwight Colleges picked mayoral candidates and joined […]

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From the polls: Ward 1 turnout very low so far

Only 21 voters in Ward 1 have cast their ballots in today’s mayoral primary since polls opened at 6 a.m. At 1:40, the Ward 1 polling place at the New Haven Public Library was deserted except for a solitary poll worker, Shacara Mitchell, who said she had been there since 6 a.m. Registered Democrats in […]

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Primaries may shake up city politics

Polls are open this morning in what appears likely to be a dramatic Democratic primary. All eyes are on the mayoral primary, in which 18-year incumbent John DeStefano Jr. is confronting three spirited challengers as he runs for a record tenth term, but heated aldermanic races surrounding Yale’s campus have the potential to transform the […]

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New Orleans-style brass booms on Broadway

Yalies and New Haven locals alike were first befuddled and then enthralled by the blasting horns of a brass band’s impromptu concert on Broadway Monday night. The band, a church ensemble called the Kings of Harmony, came from the United House of Prayer for All People just a few blocks north up Dixwell Avenue. Starting […]

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Labor fuels heat in Ward 9 race

As the aldermanic candidates in Ward 9, a mecca of Yale graduate students and faculty, head into Tuesday’s primary, the words between them have grown increasingly charged. In an election season that has been defined by labor tensions, Ward 9 is no exception. In an explicit push by both Yale and city unions to beef […]

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Bethea takes Ward 2 by storm, rhythmically

Like many local elections this year, the race for Ward 2 alderman has become increasingly intense heading into Tuesday’s primary. But Saturday afternoon, it was also loud. Douglas Bethea, a street outreach worker who is running against Trumbull dining hall cook Frank Douglass, led a percussion march through the neighborhood abutting Yale’s western edge. The […]

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Malloy names Eli to top education post

HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel Malloy’s choice to fill the state’s top education post, Stefan Pryor ’93 LAW ’98, has deep roots in both Yale and New Haven. A former Ward 1 alderman, Pryor helped found one of the nation’s first charter schools, Amistad Academy, after working for Mayor John DeStefano Jr. as a policy aide […]

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McMahon to run for Senate again

Linda McMahon, who ran an expensive but unsuccessful Senate campaign against Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 in 2010, will try her luck a second time in 2012. According to the New York Times, the Republican former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment told two sources that she plans to run for the Senate seat currently held by […]

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City to hire 22 more cops

Thanks to federal dollars, New Haven will soon have 22 more police officers on the beat. At a Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night, aldermen voted unanimously to accept a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Justice Department to hire more police officers. The grant will pay the salaries and benefits of 22 additional officers […]

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Effort to lower voting age hits snag

Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting was a defeat for The New 18, a group of New Haven high school students aiming to lower the state’s voting age to 16. By a vote of 13 to nine, aldermen rejected a measure that would have put the question of lowering the voting age on the city […]

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