Delayed Coliseum demolition proceeds

October 5, 2006
Due to a host of logistical problems, the massive concrete structure that stands partially demolished on the intersection of Orange and George streets has managed to escape the chopping block month after month. But officials now say the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum — originally slated to be demolished early last year — may finally be reduced »

City sees no need to cut the fat

September 29, 2006
Following the New York City Board of Health’s announcement Tuesday of its intention to severely limit artificial trans-fat levels in city restaurants by 2008, debate over whether the government should be limiting the use of an oil commonly found in processed foods and deep fryers has exploded in the Big Apple — but just 80 »

City to redevelop Chapel Street plot

September 27, 2006
New Haven’s skyline may gain an extra tower or two as city officials consider proposals to redevelop a 1.5 acre site near the intersection of Chapel and Orange streets. A committee comprised of city officials and community leaders is currently sifting through eight proposals to redevelop the site, located at 745 Chapel St. All eight »

High-rise planned on College

September 22, 2006
New Haven residents seeking the high life may have a chance to purchase homes 275 feet off the ground, following a proposal from a Hartford-based developer to erect a residential and retail tower one block south of the New Haven Green. The Board of Zoning Appeals will vote on the construction of the 19-story mixed »

City officials toy with idea of commercial ferry routes

September 15, 2006
Elm City residents tired of driving through New York City to get to Long Island may have a cross-sound solution to their transportation headaches in the coming years. City officials are currently exploring the possibility of establishing commercial ferry service from New Haven to Long Island — an idea that has been in discussion for »

Broadway sports-themed grill to open in winter

September 8, 2006
Yale’s first effort to integrate commercial property into a residential building, the Manchester Grill — a sports-themed restaurant specializing in U.S. bistro food — is slated to open in the Broadway District this winter, University Properties announced Wednesday. Operated by the co-owners of Chapel Street’s Pacifico Restaurant, Moe Gad and Rafael Palomino, Manchester Grill will »

Gateway’s finish date is delayed

September 6, 2006
New Haven residents anxious to see the long-abandoned Macy’s and O’Malley’s buildings get new tenants will have to sit on their haunches for at least a year longer than expected. Due to the addition of a 600-space parking garage to the design plans, the slated completion of Gateway Community College’s new downtown campus has been »

Yale celebrates 305th Commencement

May 22, 2006
Black mortarboards got a fashionable upgrade at Yale’s 305th Commencement ceremony on Monday as the graduates added an assortment of personal touches to their traditionally plain caps. Graduates of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies wore garlands of plants and flowers atop their graduation robes, while Nursing School students added paper hearts with band-aids »

Stem cell funds will be delayed

April 21, 2006
The School of Medicine’s plans to jumpstart a new interdisciplinary stem cell program with $20 million in state funds have been put on hold by ethical questions — not the well-known bioethical debate regarding such research, but alleged conflicts of interest. State Department of Public Health spokeswoman Lynn Townshend said Thursday that while the money »

Local hotels to add rooms

April 19, 2006
By the time Bulldog Days rolls around next year, prefrosh and their parents may have an easier time finding hotel rooms in New Haven. Expansion proposals from both the Marriott Courtyard Hotel on Whalley Avenue and the Colony Inn on Chapel Street will come before the City Plan Commission tonight for approval. The Marriott will »

Coliseum implosion date to be announced

April 18, 2006
After months of delays, the city will announce a final implosion date for the New Haven Memorial Coliseum before the end of the month, with preliminary preparations scheduled to begin as early as the end of this week, Deputy Director of Economic Development Tony Bialecki said Monday. Originally set for last September, the implosion date »

Biotech booms in Elm City, study concludes

April 11, 2006
New Haven’s metropolitan area may be smaller than that of many other biotechnology hubs, but the Elm City’s burgeoning biotech sector holds it own when it comes to forming companies out of research advancements, according to a study by Yale’s Office of New Haven and State Affairs released Monday. The city’s biotech sector beat out »