City rails against new Amtrak line

After Amtrak announced the route for its proposed new high speed rail line in the Northeast — which promises to deliver passengers from Boston to Washington, D.C., in just over three hours — city officials began a vigorous campaign against a program that they argue will leave New Haven in the dust. The current railroad […]

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Aldermen kill 360 State tax break

New Haven’s Board of Aldermen struck down a proposal Tuesday that would have provided financial relief to the owners of 360 State Street after the complex received a tax bill far exceeding initial city projections. The vote comes as the latest blow to the union-backed pension fund Multi-Employer Property Trust, which owns 360 State, the […]

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Thousands arrive for Gateway classes

In a 2011 study, the consulting firm Right Management found that over 84 percent of working Americans want to change their jobs or career paths. Tierra Driffin, a New Haven resident who falls firmly into that category, hopes her time at the new downtown Gateway Community College campus can help her achieve that goal. “I’m […]

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During 20-year tenure, city partnership forged

When University President Richard Levin steps down in June, he will leave behind a transformed relationship between Yale and New Haven. Levin assumed the presidency in 1993 in the midst of what many alumni, administrators, city officials and local residents consider to be the lowest point for the University’s relationship with its home city. Between […]

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Gateway campus opens downtown

After over a decade of planning and construction, the new Gateway Community College campus officially opened on Tuesday with a morning ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring politicians, donors and school officials. The ribbon cutting, part of a full-day schedule of opening events, was led by Gov. Dannel Malloy and Gateway President Dorsey Kendrick. Speeches from the governor, […]

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Over obstacles, Melton comes to Promise

Growing up in Cleveland housing projects and living off welfare checks, Patricia Melton ’82 had to beat the odds to earn a degree from Yale. Now, as the new executive director for New Haven Promise, she aims to help high school students in New Haven’s public schools overcome barriers to college. Melton, now 53, was […]

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Despite dip in apps, Promise funds rise

Though fewer students applied for New Haven Promise scholarships this year compared to 2011, the program saw a jump in students both qualifying for and accepting scholarships, causing administrators to conclude that a “college-going culture” is gaining traction in the Elm City public schools. New Haven Promise, the Yale-funded college scholarship program for New Haven […]

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Conn. hospitals to lose some Medicare funds

Twenty three of Connecticut’s 29 acute-care hospitals, including Yale-New Haven Hospital, will lose Medicare funds next year due to a provision of the 2010 health care law that penalizes hospitals with high patient readmission rates. Four of the 23 hospitals will lose 1 percent of their base Medicare reimbursements — the maximum penalty possible under […]

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Officials hail Crossing approval

Atop the Air Rights Garage on Tuesday, local and state politicians, business owners and community activists gathered to celebrate the Board of Aldermen’s unanimous approval of the Downtown Crossing project the day before — the culmination of a years-long legislative effort to push through New Haven’s largest urban development effort in generations. Mayor John DeStefano […]

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Downtown Crossing approved unanimously

The Board of Aldermen voted Monday night in unanimous support of the zoning changes and development agreement necessary for New Haven’s Downtown Crossing to move forward — paving the way for the largest downtown development project in generations. The $135 million Downtown Crossing project will replace sections of Route 34 with urban boulevards and reclaim […]

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Higher One looks for buyer

Higher One, the New Haven-based higher education financial services company founded by three Yalies, is searching for a buyer to purchase the business, Bloomberg News reported. With a market value just over $600 million, Higher One has partnered with investment firm Goldman Sachs to screen potential buyers. Shares of Higher One climbed 22 percent over […]

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Construction worker electrocuted at new college site

A construction worker at the site of Yale’s two new residential colleges was electrocuted and hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday, according to fire officials. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m Tuesday morning, when the worker, whose name and age have not been made public, was using a mechanical pump in an underground vault, the […]

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