DeStefano orders mandatory evacuation of Morris Cove

Residents of Morris Cove, the coastal neighborhood in the southeast corner of New Haven, now have just a few short hours before they are in violation of Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s mandatory evacuation order in anticipation of Hurricane Irene’s landfall. In a joint press conference at an East Shore firehouse with East Haven Mayor April […]

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Eidelson ’12 enters race

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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State labor deal ratified in victory for Malloy

Nearly two months after state employee unions dealt Gov. Dannel Malloy a blow by rejecting a $1.6 billion concession agreement, the deal was decisively ratified in a re-vote concluded Wednesday night. In order to fill a $2 billion gap in the state budget for the next two years, Malloy asked the state’s 45,000 employees to […]

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Eidelson’s entrance shakes up Ward 1 race

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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Custodians reject compromise with city

A compromise to end the labor dispute that has left the city’s public school custodians without a contract for over two years was rejected Friday. Members of AFSCME Local 287, the custodians’ union, turned down a contract negotiated by union leadership with City Hall by a vote of 92 to 50, sending the longstanding fight […]

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DeStefano wins Democratic Town Committee endorsement

With seven weeks to go before the crucial Sept. 13 Democratic primary, Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s campaign for a record tenth term in office got a symbolic boost Tuesday. DeStefano won the endorsement of the Democratic Town Committee at its biannual convention with the votes of 37 of its 60 members. While the endorsement gave […]

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New Haven Promise doles out 110 college scholarships

One hundred and ten recent graduates of New Haven high schools got a congratulatory video message from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Thursday. The occasion: they are the first recipients of college scholarships through New Haven Promise. Duncan’s message was part of a ceremony at Sprague Hall in which University President Richard Levin joined city […]

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City debuts Friday Flicks

Yalies in New Haven looking to fill their summer weekend schedule just got another option: free movies on the Green. Starting July 15, a movie will be screened outdoors every Friday night through Aug. 12 as part of an event the city is calling Friday Flicks. The event, sponsored by private organizations including Yale, is […]

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New Haven spared at expense of state workers

It was a race to the finish in Hartford today, and New Haven beat state employees to the line. On the last day of the fiscal year, legislators convened for a special session of the state’s General Assembly to hammer out a deal that would meet their constitutional obligation to balance the state budget by […]

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Fourth of July fireworks to continue atop East Rock

Despite New Haven’s fiscal woes, fireworks for America’s 235th birthday will launch from the summit of East Rock next Monday. At a press conference Wednesday, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced that the city has secured donations from IKEA and Wells Fargo to keep the tradition of annual firework celebrations going this year. City officials expect […]

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Malloy calls for layoffs, state aid reductions

To plug a gaping hole in the state budget created by the collapse of a $1.6 billion labor agreement, Gov. Dannel Malloy recommended Wednesday nearly 5,500 layoffs of state workers and $54 million in reductions to state aid to cities and towns. The recommendations come one day before a special session Malloy called last week, […]

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Collapse of state labor pact threatens city

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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