Some members of the Board of Aldermen are skeptical that a planned development downtown will bring the promised number of jobs.

Aldermen question Route 34 development

September 30, 2011
Nearly a year after the city first announced federal funding for a project to reshape the downtown area, members of the Board of Aldermen are expressing doubts over whether the plan will succeed. At a Thursday-night briefing of the New Haven Board of Aldermen on the Downtown Crossing project, economic development administrator Kelly Murphy and »

Recession hits some Conn. counties hard

September 27, 2011
Connecticut was hit harder than most states by the economic downturn, according to analysis of census data released last week by Connecticut Voices for Children. Nationally, 15.3 percent of Americans lived in poverty in 2010, up from 14.3 percent in 2009. The Constitution State saw a 6.1 percent drop in average income from 2009 to »

Race for U.S. Senate heats up

September 20, 2011
Though the election is still 14 months away, the race to replace U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 continues to heat up. And now a candidate whom Connecticut voters will remember well has returned. Linda McMahon, the former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment who lost to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal LAW ’70 last »
The Yale-backed New Haven Promise initiative handed out 110 scholarships this summer.

UP CLOSE | A unique Promise

September 16, 2011
Fourteen-year-old Odia Kane is driven. A New Haven resident and freshman at Engineering and Science University Magnet School on State Street, she wants to go to Yale after graduation. She wants to be a diplomat, or maybe a biomedical engineer, but she definitely wants to run her own business, too. As a freshman, she’s part »

Youth face greatest impact from recession

September 7, 2011
Young people and minorities in New Haven were hit hardest in the recent economic downturn, according to a report from an advocacy group published last week. The report, published by the New Haven-based non-profit Connecticut Voices for Children, shows that Connecticut lost 119,000 jobs in the 22-month recession, and that young people, Hispanics and African-Americans »
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visited Connecticut on Monday and pledged federal support in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

Napolitano pledges federal assistance

September 6, 2011
As efforts get underway to repair the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Irene, state and federal officials toured hard-hit areas on Monday and promised a unified front going forward. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, flanked by Gov. Dannel Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and numerous U.S. senators and representatives, toured Cosey Beach of »

NHR founder’s vision lives on

September 2, 2011
Christine Alexander came to New Haven in 1998 determined to make the city read. She came in ’98 when her husband, Bruce Alexander ’65, was appointed the University’s vice president for New Haven and state affairs. Bruce Alexander said he remembers how his wife cited literacy statistics from urban areas across the country. Saying she »

Yale disputes OSHA probe of Dufault’s ’11 death

August 26, 2011
After a three-month investigation into the April 13 machine shop accident that killed Michele Dufault ’11, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that Yale failed to provide necessary safeguards and education to prevent injury to students. OSHA investigators did not find specific hazards to worker safety — Dufault was a student and not employed »

Richter’s to reopen

August 26, 2011
Just two months after the storied Chapel Street pub Richter’s closed its doors, three new owners plan to reopen it with a renewed focus on its history and its connection to Yale. John and Danielle Ginetti, the husband-wife duo who currently run the upscale bar-restaurant 116 Crown, signed on last month with a third unnamed »

Federal investigators fault Yale in Dufault ’11 accident

August 16, 2011
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 17, at 3:23 p.m. The metal lathe that killed Michele Dufault ’11 in a Sterling Chemical Laboratory machine shop April 13 lacked federally-mandated safeguards, and Yale failed to uphold several safety measures in the machine shop, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation has found. Because Dufault was not an employee of »

Hanks asks grads to choose faith over fear

May 22, 2011
As the class of 2011 moved one day closer to departing from Yale, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks’s playful Class Day address asked graduating students to remember that technology in the age of Twitter comes at a cost. Members of the class of 2011 have accomplished an incredible amount — that much was clear from their »

Yale-New Haven and Wells Fargo to back Promise

April 29, 2011
Two more donors have jumped behind New Haven Promise. Yale-New Haven Hospital will fund the college preparation and support system dubbed “New Haven Promise: Partnership” with a $2 million grant over four years, and Wells Fargo will contribute an additional $300,000. At a Friday morning press conference at the Metropolitan Business Academy on Water Street, »