New church opens amidst city nightlife

March 29, 2013
A new church, launched right in the middle of New Haven nightlife, wants to see New Haven change.

Elm City charter revision begins

December 12, 2012
For the first time in a decade, a Board of Aldermen-appointed commission met Monday to begin the process of revising New Haven’s charter, the document that outlines the structure of the city government.
Monday’s Board of Aldermen meeting saw the discussion of how to best deal with dirt bikers who drive illegally on New Haven’s streets.

Dirt bikers ruffle city

December 4, 2012
New Haven is seeking help from the state legislature to crack down on dirt bikers that drive illegally on New Haven’s streets with near impunity.

Education funds’ increase unlikely

November 29, 2012
While activists in Connecticut push for an increase in education funding from the state government, a projected state budget deficit stands to thwart their efforts.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder joined city and state officials to unveil a new program to combat gang violence Tuesday.

Holder, Malloy announce violent crime initiative

November 28, 2012
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to New Haven Tuesday to announce a new program that aims to curb gun violence throughout Connecticut.

Yale faculty give big to Democrats

November 16, 2012
Yale employees, free to donate to any candidate, contributed $429,506 toward candidates and political groups in this year’s election cycle.

ICE fines state businesses for workers

November 16, 2012
Broadway’s famous grocery store and delicatessen Gourmet Heaven was fined nearly $6,000 during the last fiscal year for employing undocumented workers.

Ward 1 voters support Obama

November 7, 2012
After President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign brought record-breaking numbers of young voters to the polls, many pundits thought this year would see far less enthusiasm. But over a thousand students waited outside the Ward 1 New Haven Public Library polling station for over an hour in near-freezing temperatures yesterday, casting 1,346 votes in the »
Renovations to two vacant Winchester rifle factory buildings are part of the city’s efforts to redevelop Science Park.

Empty factory to become lofts

October 23, 2012
Science Park has taken another step forward in its transition from an industrial wasteland to a livable area. On Wednesday, the City Plan Commission approved detailed measures for the renovation of two vacant Winchester rifle factory buildings into 158 new loft-style apartments in Science Park. The project, which is called Winchester Lofts, will cost about »

New Haven eyes charter reform

October 22, 2012
New Haven residents will have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to make major changes to city government in coming months, potentially reshaping City Hall and the political playing field. The city is initiating a process to revise its charter — the basis for the city’s government — which has not been revised since 1993. City Hall is »
State Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney joined Mayor John DeStefano Jr. Tuesday in urging state representatives to approve a bill repealing the death penalty, which is now going to the House for a vote.

Death penalty repeal to hit House floor

April 11, 2012
After more than 10 hours of debate, the state Senate last Thursday approved a measure replacing the death penalty with life in prison without parole by a vote of 20 to 16. In hopes of pressuring state representatives in Hartford to approve the measure, city officials, including Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and New Haven Police »

One Button Wenzel relaunches, expands

February 28, 2012
The website that made Wenzels available with the click of a button now offers more than just the popular sandwiches from Elm Street’s Alpha Delta Pizza. One Button Wenzel — a website that invited students to “Wenzel me” by ordering customized Wenzels for delivery — relaunched last week as Crunchbutton. The new website has expanded »