Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced the New Haven Promise scholarship program at a ceremony on Nov. 8, 2010.

Fewer students apply to Promise

April 6, 2012
Despite administrators’ hopes, fewer high school seniors applied for New Haven Promise scholarships this year. Program officials said Thursday that 351 students applied to New Haven Promise — the Yale-funded college scholarship program — by the Monday deadline, down 20 from last year’s 371 applications. Announced in November 2010, the Promise program awards college tuition »

Warm weather, shrinking labor market lower unemployment

April 2, 2012
For Ivan Sachs, owner of Connecticut-based Cherry Hill Construction Co., this year’s relatively warm winter has helped jump start his 55-year-old, family-run construction and demolition business for the 2012 season. “There was no real, lasting frost this year, so we were able to start post-winter work a bit early,” Sachs said. “Normally we start at »
Frances “Bitsie” Clark retired from the Board of Aldermen this year.

A Board without ‘Bitsie’

March 29, 2012
At 80 years old, Frances “Bitsie” Clark stands just five feet tall. But as a recently retired alderwoman and current executive director of a New Haven nonprofit, Clark continues to make her mark on the city with energy that has not faded. “Bitsie turned 80 in October, but she might as well have just turned »
As construction moves ahead on the new SOM campus, some of its neighbors are apprehensive about the impact of the project on the area.

Local residents weigh impact of new SOM campus

March 29, 2012
With construction of the new School of Management campus on Whitney Avenue now 11 months underway and the structure beginning to take shape, local residents and businesses are coming to understand the impact the campus will have on the surrounding neighborhood. The $230 million project has thus far combined steel with concrete into the looming »

State boasts jobs growth

March 20, 2012
Connecticut private sector employers added 7,700 jobs during January 2012, and the unemployment rate for the state fell to 8.0 percent, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor, beating the national average of 8.3 percent. The DOL’s January data is positive news following last December’s report, which showed a loss of about 1,000 jobs accompanied »

Malloy challenges Secure Communities

March 2, 2012
As of Thursday afternoon, no Connecticut immigrants had been detained through Secure Communities, a federal deportation program that was implemented statewide on Feb. 22. Still, Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration is taking measures that could curb the program’s efforts in the state. Under Secure Communities, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials check police fingerprints of criminal suspects »
Yale-New Haven wants to increase its capacity through new construction at its current location and by acquiring the Hospital of Saint Raphael.

Yale-New Haven to expand patient care

March 1, 2012
With patient intake levels pushing maximum capacity, Yale-New Haven Hospital — Connecticut’s largest medical facility — is attempting a twofold approach: increasing the number of beds at its current campus, and finalizing its purchase of the Hospital of Saint Raphael, the state’s fourth-largest hospital. Yale-New Haven is asking state regulators to approve the addition of »

Supreme Court to rule on race in college admissions

February 24, 2012
In its 2003 case Grutter v. Bollinger, the United States Supreme Court ruled that colleges and universities could consider race and ethnicity in their admissions decisions for at least 25 years. But a move by the court on Tuesday could ultimately reverse that decision — ending race-based affirmative action policies at Yale and other higher »

Malloy seeks cuts to scholarships

February 23, 2012
Connecticut students who attend some of the state’s top colleges, including Yale, may lose access to state-funded scholarships as part of the budget cuts Gov. Dannel Malloy proposed Tuesday. Malloy, who testified before the General Assembly’s Education Committee on Tuesday evening, is seeking to cut $6.7 million in funding from the Connecticut Independent College Student »

New Haven Promise kicking into gear

February 20, 2012
Since it was unveiled 15 months ago, the New Haven Promise program has begun to pay for New Haven students’ higher education. Announced in November 2010, the Promise program awards college tuition scholarships to New Haven public high school graduates who meet certain academic and disciplinary standards and matriculate to an in-state institution. Over the »

Implications of ICE suit still unclear

February 16, 2012
While immigrants’ rights advocates lauded Monday’s settlement between the U.S. government and 11 New Haven men arrested in a 2007 raid by federal immigration agents, litigation for four others detained in the raids is still pending, and the case’s legal implications remain unclear. Six of the 11 men, members of their legal team and local »

Immigrants awarded settlement in Fair Haven suit

February 15, 2012
The federal government is paying $350,000 to 11 New Haven men who claimed their constitutional rights were violated during immgiration raids in 2007 as part of a settlement announced Wednesday. The plaintiffs were among approximately 30 people arrested during the raids, which took place in the Fair Haven neighborhood in June 2007. The lawsuit, originally »