Hormone may fight Parkinson’s

A stomach hormone could be key to developing new medication for Parkinson’s disease, according to an article published by Yale researchers in the Nov. 11 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. The two-year study focused on the hormone ghrelin, which is produced by the stomachs of humans and other animals, Yale School of Medicine researcher […]


Community bank slated to open in 2010

New Haven residents will have another resource to ease their financial strain, New Haven community leaders said, when the first-ever community development bank — a for-profit bank designed to promote economic development and serve residents in low- to moderate-income areas — opens in the Elm City in early 2010. The First Community Bank of New […]


Pedicabs may come to city

Pedicabs, taxi carts driven by pedal power, could hit New Haven streets as soon as the spring. Entrepreneurs from neighboring Milford and Hamden said they plan to introduce cycle rickshaw services to carry students, parents and tourists through the Elm City. But before the carts can appear on local streets, Ward 14 Alderwoman Erin Sturgis-Pascale […]


Hotel planned for Church Street

As the external construction on 205 Church St. nears completion, renovations will turn inward as developers plan for a new hotel. Which hotel, though, is anyone’s guess. The historic building has been undergoing comprehensive exterior renovations since earlier this year to repair its once-crumbling edifice. Although several city officials said the time line for renovations […]


Yale hosts entrepreneurs

To ensure that a small business will survive, know the basics. On Saturday, over 60 local small-business owners and entrepreneurs flocked to Dwight Hall and Linsly-Chittenden Hall to participate in the inaugural New Haven Entrepreneur Development Conference organized by the Elmseed Enterprise Fund and JUNTA. The event, which ran from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., […]


Around New Haven

Senate approves Dodd’s Amendment The U.S. Senate approved Thursday Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd’s amendment to restrict executive compensation and bonuses. The “Dodd Amendment” applies to recipients of the Troubled Asset Relief Program fund, a federal program that aims to strengthen the financial sector by using tax dollars to purchase assets and equity from financial institutions. […]