New Haven preps for Irene

Hurricane Irene has yet to make landfall in North Carolina, but New Haven is already taking steps to prepare the city for her wrath. In a Friday afternoon press release, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced road closures and changes in city services, as well as the opening of two evacuation shelters. The press release urged […]

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Yale disputes OSHA probe of Dufault’s ’11 death

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 […]

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Richter’s to reopen

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 […]

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Federal investigators fault Yale in Dufault ’11 accident

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 […]

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Yale ranks third in douchiest colleges list

Just weeks before U.S. News & World Report inevitably ranks Yale third in its annual list of America’s best colleges, a disturbingly accurate new list in August’s GQ gives Yale the bronze in another category: douchiness. The list, an excerpt from a new book on college douchebaggery, ranks America’s 10 douchiest colleges. Only Cornell and […]

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Metro North New Haven line getting more trains than first planned

Connecticut will purchase 25 more trains than first planned for the Metro North’s New Haven line, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced in a Tuesday statement. At a total cost of $93 million, the 25 new M-8 rail cars will come alongside 380 cars already on order to replace the line’s aging fleet. Connecticut will foot around […]

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Christine Alexander, founder of New Haven reads, dies

Christine Alexander, the founder of New Haven Reads and wife of a University vice president, died Sunday after a decade-long battle with breast cancer. She was 66. Alexander came to New Haven in 1998, when husband Bruce Alexander ’65 signed on as the University’s vice president for New Haven and state affairs. In her 12 […]

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Hanks asks grads to choose faith over fear

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 […]

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In which we consider Gant’s “New Haven Math Club” ad

Gant, the old-timey outfitter on the corner of York Street, released a ridiculous promotional video/meme for its Fall Rugger line. The ad (see below) stars a number of dainty, handsome models with perfect bedhead who are clearly not from New Haven. The three-minute clip attempts to link smart and sexy by making this gang of […]

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New Haven native captured in Libya to be released

Clare Morgana Gillis, a New Haven-native who was captured and detained last month while covering the uprising in Libya, will be released tonight or Wednesday, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Gillis was detained on charges that she and three other journalists had entered Libya without visas while she was reporting for USA Today and The […]

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Jack Wills opens

After months of anticipation, British retailer Jack Wills opened its York Street doors last week. Sandwiched between J.Press and Gant on Yale’s own “Prep Row,” Jack Wills sells “fabulously British goods for the university crowd,” according to its website. After a decade operating in Britain and Ireland, the retailer made its North American debut last […]

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Toad’s founder dies

The man who first paved the road to Toad’s has died. Mike Spoerndle, who founded Toad’s Place in 1975 and in the years that followed turned it into one of Connecticut’s top concert venues, was found dead in his East Haven home last Friday, the New Haven Register reported. He was 59. In his two […]

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