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Homebuyer Program extended through 2007

April 7, 2006 • 0
The University will continue to assist Yale faculty and staff looking to buy houses this spring, but how long they can afford their new homes remains an open question. Officials announced last week that the Homebuyer Program, which has provided more than 730 Yale employees with grants to buy homes in New Haven and surrounding »
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Center will draw cash to region

April 3, 2006 • 0
City and University officials have projected a substantial direct economic benefit from the Yale-New Haven Cancer Center, but these officials and leading economists say the center’s indirect contributions to both the city and the state will be far larger — eventually. The cancer center, which received the go-ahead for construction two weeks ago after a »
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Winchester factory closes doors

April 1, 2006 • 1
Winchester factory workers went to work Thursday morning as many of them have been doing for years — but instead of manufacturing guns, they picked up severance packages and received their last Winchester paycheck.The 140-year-old U.S. Repeating Arms Co. factory, which has produced millions of the popular Winchester Rifle — otherwise known as “The Gun »
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Mass-transit spending rises

March 28, 2006 • 0
Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced Monday that she expects $26.5 million in bonds to be approved by the State Bond Commission for increasing mass-transit options and improvements for state highways. The funding, which includes $12.5 million for improvements to Interstate 95 and $1.25 million for a study for the Hartford-Springfield-New Haven commuter rail line, is »
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Local music school expects $2.5M grant

March 27, 2006 • 0
Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced Friday that she expects the State Bond Commission to approve $2.5 million for renovations at the Neighborhood Music School later this week. The commission is expected to approve the funding on March 31. The Neighborhood Music School, which completed a $6 million renovation and expansion of their facilities on 100 »
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Hispanic business booms

March 24, 2006 • 6
The number of Hispanic-owned businesses nationwide is growing rapidly, and Connecticut is no exception. According to a report released by the Census Bureau Tuesday, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in Connecticut grew 43 percent between 1997 and 2002. The growth rate, which is the sixth-highest in the nation, exceeded the national average by 12 percent. »
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Potential buyers visit plant

March 23, 2006 • 0
The U.S. Repeating Arms Co. factory will receive some highly anticipated visitors this weekend from potential suitor Smith & Wesson, a 154 year old handgun maker, but the visit may not be as significant as initial reports made it sound. Smith & Wesson spokesman Paul Pluff said Mayor John DeStefano Jr. sent invitations to three »
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Environmental fund awards grants to local conservation projects

March 22, 2006 • 0
Local marine organisms and seafood lovers alike may soon see a difference in their quality of life. The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven announced last week that it will award eight grants totalling approximately $92,000 to local organizations to sponsor efforts toward the improvement of local water quality. Yale received more than $21,000 from »
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Blumenthal speaks out for Q House

March 22, 2006 • 0
A former Dixwell community center in the midst of bankruptcy hearings has just gained a powerful new advocate. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’74 announced Monday that he will intervene in bankruptcy proceedings for Dixwell Community House, commonly known as the Q House, to ensure that the organization’s remaining assets are managed properly. Blumenthal »
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Univ. receives fine for waste

February 28, 2006 • 0
Yale is not doing its homework, and the Environmental Protection Agency is getting a little annoyed. The EPA is fining the University more than $28,000 for failing to provide documentation confirming that Yale has the required funds to properly take care of its hazardous waste, the agency announced Monday. Yale is required by federal law »
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Blumenthal says Venezuelan oil program is legal

February 28, 2006 • 0
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 said Monday that he sees no legal problems with a plan to bring discounted Venezuelan heating oil to low-income Connecticut residents. Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who asked Blumenthal to review the legality of the plan earlier this month, said last week that the controversial nature of accepting oil »
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DeStefano says city will proceed with deal to bring Venezuelan oil to residents

February 23, 2006 • 0
New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. said Wednesday that city officials will not stop final negotiations on a deal to bring discounted Venezuelan heating oil to low-income Connecticut residents, despite Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s reservations about the plan. In a statement issued Tuesday, Rell asked Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 to review the »