City to sell school for state bridge

February 27, 2003 • 0
In the midst of New Haven’s well-publicized School Construction Program, which entails the renovation of existing schools and the creation of new “K-8” facilities all over the city, one elementary school is moving in the opposite direction. The Connecticut Department of Transportation is set to purchase Woodward School from the city for $6 million to »

Aldermen debate labor dispute

February 25, 2003 • 1
After a three-hour marathon of testimony in a packed Aldermanic Chambers from union leaders, the mayor’s office, Yale students, and the associate vice president of the University, members of the Community Development Committee of the New Haven Board of Aldermen looked at each other in exhausted relief and set to the matter of voting on »

Pillsbury ’72 makes bid for alderman

February 21, 2003 • 0
Charlie Pillsbury ’72, fresh off a colorful Congressional campaign in which he aired Green Party concerns, has thrown his name back into the political scene — this time with decidedly more local ambition. In November, Pillsbury, great-grandson of the cookie company founder and college classmate of Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau ’70, will compete to represent »

Local group links deficits, war spending

February 20, 2003 • 0
As the local consequences of state and national budget woes and worries about war with Iraq loomed large in the national psyche, the New Haven Peace Commission held a public hearing Wednesday night in an effort to connect the two crises. A PowerPoint presentation of federal budget statistics and testimonies from city government representatives, local »

Two aldermen call on mayor to return pay raise

February 19, 2003 • 0
Two members of the New Haven Board of Aldermen have submitted a resolution requesting that New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. return the entirety of the over $12,000 salary increase he was granted for the term beginning January of last year. DeStefano already agreed to give almost half of it back in his State of »

Aldermen juggle budget crunch

February 14, 2003 • 0
When the Board of Aldermen sets to work in the coming months to distribute this year’s Community Block Development Grants, a thin federal budget will be looking them straight in the face — in the form of an almost 6 percent decrease in funding for the second straight year. In a plan presented to the »

Aldermen to vote on same sex marriages

February 5, 2003 • 0
In 1993, Michael Morand ’87 DIV ’93 introduced a controversial piece of legislation calling for the recognition of same sex marriages and civil unions. Now, a decade after that ordinance amendment was rejected by a 15-14 aldermanic vote, Morand’s successor in Ward 1, Ben Healey ’04, has submitted a similar proposal. Morand remembers the atmosphere »

To classmates, Lieberman’s presidential bid is ‘no surprise’

February 4, 2003 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Kaiser ’64 still remembers the elections for the Yale Daily News Editorial Board of 1964, when his close friend, Joseph Lieberman, secured an unprecedented landslide victory. Though Lieberman joined the reporting staff of the newspaper in the spring »

Aldermen approve Port Authority for city’s harbor

February 4, 2003 • 0
After the mayor sharply criticized the state and federal governments for fiscal policies that reduced aid to New Haven, the Board of Aldermen turned to the task of picking up the slack. And with the state legislature in Hartford reportedly poised to vote on the much-anticipated budget Tuesday afternoon — which will precipitate more layoffs »

City panel extends Empower legislation

January 30, 2003 • 0
Despite what Ward 1 Alderman Ben Healey ’04 called a “tumultuous” past, Empower New Haven, Inc., the local arm of a federal community revitalization program created during the Clinton administration, will continue to do its work, the Board of Aldermen’s Community Development and Human Services Committees voted unanimously Wednesday night. Required by a previous aldermanic »

Aldermen hurry to meet deadlines

January 23, 2003 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The New Haven Board of Aldermen passed two resolutions Tuesday night, both motivated by a sense of urgency to batten down the financial hatches before the impact of the state and federal budget crises descend on the city. In an effort to secure »

Lieberman announces candidacy

January 15, 2003 • 0
STAMFORD — U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67, a Connecticut Democrat, returned to his high school in Stamford Monday morning to announce his candidacy for president in 2004. With the announcement, Lieberman becomes the first Jewish presidential candidate to run on a major-party ticket. He also becomes the third Yale graduate to throw his »