Bali-themed store opens on Chapel

Featuring ocean-blue walls and a small waterfall, a new boutique aims to lure shoppers on Chapel Street with a Bali-like atmosphere. Agabhumi, a Bali-themed clothing and accessories store, celebrated its grand opening at 1020 Chapel St. storefront Thursday. New Haven is the fifth location for the Agabhumi brand, which operates two other stores in Connecticut […]

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State to consider easing liquor regulations

Following legislation passed in May to allow Sunday liquor sales in Connecticut, state officials will begin reviewing further moves to deregulate alcohol retailing — changes which could lead to lower prices. The recently formed Competitive Alcohol Liquor Pricing Task Force, created with the passage of the new Sunday liquor law, is the body responsible for […]

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State clears path for merger of Y-NHH, St. Raphael’s

Yale-New Haven Hospital won approval from the state’s Department of Public Health for its proposed acquisition of the Hospital of St. Raphael — the last regulatory step needed for the $160 million takeover to go forward. The Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Care Access signed off Wednesday on an “Agreed Settlement” that will […]

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Yale, unions agree on contract

After nearly a year of negotiations, Yale administrators and leaders of the University’s Local 34 and Local 35 labor unions announced on Wednesday that they had reached an agreement on new four-year contracts. The new contracts, which will succeed current contracts expiring in January 2013, address all aspects of employment for the unions’ combined 4,700 […]

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New Haven Promise names new executive director

Following a seven-month, nationwide search, the New Haven Promise board of directors announced Monday that education administrator Patricia Melton ’83 will succeed Emily Byrne as the scholarship program’s new executive director. Melton, a first-generation college student who has served in administrative positions in both higher and secondary education, will begin her post at Promise’s helm […]

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Major drug company to move to New Haven

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced on Tuesday that Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a multibillion-dollar drug company, will relocate its headquarters to New Haven’s planned Downtown Crossing development at 100 College St. with financial assistance from the state — adding hundreds of jobs to the Elm City. Malloy’s announcement marks the state’s latest bid to foster biotechnology and medical […]

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Downtown Crossing heads for final hurdle

After nearly a month-long delay, Downtown Crossing, the city’s largest redevelopment effort in a generation, is back on track for a vote by the full full Board of Aldermen. At a public hearing Thursday night held by the joint finance and legislation committee, aldermen heard opinions from community members on the zoning changes and the […]

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Supreme Court refuses to revisit Ricci

The 2003 firefighter promotions exam that sparked a Supreme Court lawsuit and national controversy is continuing to cause legal headaches for the city. Though New Haven asked the Supreme Court to revisit the matter in hopes of ending the saga, the Court decided Monday to stay out of it. In 2003, the city administered a […]

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City Plan makes changes to Downtown Crossing

Downtown Crossing, the city’s $135 million project to remake downtown that stalled in the Board of Aldermen last month, is nearly back on track. The City Plan Commission voted on Wednesday vote to approve a zoning change that would convert 15.8 acres of land from New Haven’s central business district into a new mixed-use district […]

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Hospitals’ merger gets OK from attorney general

State Attorney General George Jepsen announced on Friday that he will not seek to block the proposed acquisition of the Hospital of Saint Raphael by the Yale-New Haven Hospital — clearing the way for the Elm City’s two major hospitals to merge. Jepsen’s announcement follows the conclusion of his antitrust investigation, coordinated with the Federal […]

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Downtown Crossing project hits setback

Despite a strong showing of local support, Downtown Crossing — New Haven’s biggest construction project in half a century — hit a legislative snag at a public hearing Thursday as aldermen voted to send the proposal back to the City Plan Commission for reworking. Members of the Board of Aldermen’s joint finance and legislation committee […]

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Activists march for labor issues

More than a thousand students, labor union members and community activists flooded Yale’s campus and downtown New Haven in a call for the University and the city to provide more youth opportunities and union jobs. The “Let’s Get to Work” march and rally was jointly organized by the undergraduate community advocacy group Students Unite Now, […]

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