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Eidelson ’12 enters race

August 26, 2011 • 3
With Sarah Eidelson ’12 jumping into the Ward 1 aldermanic race this August, Yalies will have a choice this November when they elect their City Hall representative. Eidelson ’12, a Bala Cynwyd, Penn., native and rising Jonathan Edwards senior, transformed an uncontested race by announcing on Aug. 14 that she will run for Ward 1 »
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Eidelson’s entrance shakes up Ward 1 race

August 15, 2011 • 10
Vinay Nayak ’14 is no longer the only candidate for Ward 1 Alderman. Sarah Eidelson ’12 transformed a hitherto uncontested race by announcing Sunday that she will run for the seat. The Bala Cynwyd, Penn. native and rising Jonathan Edwards senior said she has committed to staying in New Haven after graduation whether or not »
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Collapse of state labor pact threatens city

June 24, 2011 • 973
What appeared to be a major victory for Gov. Malloy vanished Friday as state employees rejected a widely hailed deal on labor concessions and left the state with a sudden $1.6 billion budget gap. With less than a week before the start of the new fiscal year, Malloy has called for a special session of »
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Rematch for Ward 9 candidates

June 1, 2011 • 3
East Rock’s Ward 9, home to many Yale graduate students and faculty, is set for another heated campaign season. Current alderman Matt Smith ’98 eked out a victory over Jessica Holmes by 48 votes out of 1,892 in a nail-biter of a special election held last November due to the departure of former Ward 9 »
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City passes budget

May 23, 2011 • 13
The city’s 2011-2012 budget passed the Board of Aldermen Monday night by a vote of 23 to 3. In a meeting less than half the length of last May’s, aldermen approved a $475 million budget that does not raise property taxes but relies on $4.3 million in labor savings yet to be found. Despite efforts »
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Tony Dawson running to unseat DeStefano

May 14, 2011 • 6
Tony Dawson, a civil rights activist and former 16-year alderman, is the latest candidate to jump into the mayoral race. On the steps of City Hall Saturday morning, Dawson announced to a crowd of supporters that he would be running for mayor to “change the course” for New Haven. Mayor John DeStefano Jr., who launched »
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DeStefano announces bid for tenth term

May 10, 2011 • 6
While it came as a surprise to no one, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. formally announced his campaign for a record tenth term today. DeStefano made his announcement in Newhallville against the backdrop of the shuttered Winchester Repeating Arms factory, once the centerpiece of the neighborhood’s economy. Now being redeveloped by Winstanley Enterprises to house 200 »
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Town and gown dispute closed streets

May 4, 2011 • 84
Town and gown met uncomfortably at a busy campus intersection today. In the fall of 1990, the University entered into a 20-year agreement in which it paid the city $1.1 million and committed to increase its investment in the city in exchange for the closure of portions of High and Wall Streets to general vehicular »
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Calder ’03 EPH ’08 to resign from Ward 2 alderman position

May 3, 2011 • 3
Ward 2 Alderwoman Gina Calder ’03 EPH ’08 will resign July 1. At a Dwight Community Management Team meeting Tuesday night, Calder announced to a group of about 20 Dwight residents that she would leave the Board of Aldermen this summer. Calder said she has been promoted to direct the geriatric and business development divisions »
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Hundreds rally for May Day

May 1, 2011 • 713
Rallies do not appear to be fading from the Elm City soon. Hundreds gathered on the New Haven Green today to celebrate May Day, which honors organized labor. Immigrant advocacy groups, labor unions and other activists congregated outside City Hall at 11 a.m. for a march intended to show solidarity with workers and support for »
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Yale-New Haven and Wells Fargo to back Promise

April 29, 2011 • 0
Two more donors have jumped behind New Haven Promise. Yale-New Haven Hospital will fund the college preparation and support system dubbed “New Haven Promise: Partnership” with a $2 million grant over four years, and Wells Fargo will contribute an additional $300,000. At a Friday morning press conference at the Metropolitan Business Academy on Water Street, »
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DeStefano warns of dire fiscal straits

April 28, 2011 • 0
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. sounded yet another alarm about the city’s financial troubles today. The city budget has structural problems and relies on many revenue assumptions that may well fail to materialize, DeStefano said at a press conference at City Hall. In a familiar refrain, DeStefano argued for the need to confront the unsustainable cost »