City

Municipal ID program receives wide support among aldermen

May 19, 2007 • 1
As a whirlwind of city illegal immigrants, city activists and Yalies descended on City Hall on Thursday, their rallying point — New Haven’s proposed municipal ID program, which has caught national attention in recent months — earned a key nod from a Board of Aldermen committee. With nearly 300 attendees wearing yellow ribbons, supporters of »
University

Obama outlines student loan overhaul

May 19, 2007 • 1
Having graduated from law school with a debt that took nearly a decade to pay off, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama wants to make college more affordable — but his plan for doing so runs in direct opposition to Yale’s position on student loans. Several presidential candidates in recent weeks have suggested that they would change »
City

State affirms Ward 22 endorsement

May 3, 2007 • 0
A unanimous ruling by a tribunal of Connecticut Democratic Party committee members has made it official: In nearly all circumstances, the town committee, not the ward committee, holds the endorsement power in New Haven. The tribunal was appointed to investigate the party’s endorsement of Ward 22 Alderman Greg Morehead in the elections held last month, »
City

Hospital panned by NLRB

May 3, 2007 • 0
According to a complaint filed Friday by the National Labor Relations Board, Yale-New Haven Hospital CEO Marna Borgstrom violated federal labor election law, despite her earlier claims that only lower-level managers engaged in questionable conduct. The complaint also lists nine other managers who the agency claims participated in illegal anti-union conduct, ranging from conveying false »
City

NLRB implicates hospital CEO in violations

May 1, 2007 • 0
Yale-New Haven Hospital CEO Marna Borgstrom personally violated federal labor election law despite her claim that only lower-level managers were engaged in questionable conduct, according to a complaint filed Friday by the National Labor Relations Board. Until now, Borgstrom has distanced herself from the wrongdoings confirmed to have been committed by lower managers against the »
City

Tribunal investigates Ward 22 endorsement

April 27, 2007 • 0
HARTFORD — Years of tradition governing New Haven’s unique ward structure were in jeopardy on Thursday, 45 miles away in Hartford. Before a specially appointed tribunal in the Connecticut Democratic Party’s State Central headquarters, Cordelia Thorpe formally challenged the Democrats’ endorsement of Gregory Morehead in last week’s Ward 22 aldermanic election. But what began last »
Features

‘Oddball’ Smuts now city’s problem-solver

April 26, 2007 • 0
Before Rob Smuts ’01 became New Haven’s second-in-command this month, he ran for a top elected office — high school class president. Touting the slogan “With a name like Smuts, it’s gotta be good,” the high school junior passed out posters with images that spoke for themselves. Dressed in red and white bell-bottoms covered in »
City

Univ. donates $100K to city

April 26, 2007 • 0
Yale will contribute $100,000 to the city’s efforts to combat youth violence, in a surprise deal announced Wednesday at a Board of Aldermen meeting. The news came shortly after Gregory Morehead was sworn in as Ward 22 alderman, when the Committee of the Whole met for the seventh and final time to discuss, and ultimately »
City

Dems lean to Obama

April 24, 2007 • 0
The fact that Sen. Barack Obama’s main opponent is a former Yalie made no difference for the vast majority of campus Democrats, who came out in overwhelming numbers Monday night to support Obama — a Harvard graduate — at the first Yale College Democrats presidential candidate organizing forum. But Obama wasn’t the only favorite of »
City

DeStefano to answer citizens’ questions on biweekly television program

April 24, 2007 • 0
New Haven might not be Hollywood, but Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s television career is on the rise nonetheless. After a multi-year hiatus, DeStefano is resurrecting his bimonthly show “In Touch with Mayor DeStefano,” in which he will discuss topics ranging from city park development to Yale’s forthcoming expansion into Dixwell. The show, which DeStefano briefly »
City

Tribunal to look at endorsement

April 20, 2007 • 0
A tribunal has been formed to determine the legality of the New Haven Democratic Party’s endorsement of Gregory Morehead for the Ward 22 election, a process that Cordelia Thorpe, Morehead’s main opponent in the election, formally protested last week and challenged again in New Haven County Court on Thursday. Morehead, who was endorsed by the »
City

Morehead wins Ward 22 seat

April 17, 2007 • 0
Gregory Morehead won a sweeping victory against his three opponents in Monday’s special election for Ward 22 alderman. Before absentee ballots were counted, he had received more than 200 votes. None of his opponents — Lisa Hopkins, Reggie Lytle or Cordelia Thorpe — received more than 100 votes. Thorpe appeared to have come in second »