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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 »
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Rell questions Venezuelan oil deal’s legality

February 22, 2006 • 0
Gov. M. Jodi Rell is asking Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 to review the legality of a plan to bring discounted Venezuelan heating oil to low-income residents across the state. In a statement released Tuesday, Rell said previous reservations Blumenthal had about the proposal motivated Rell’s decision to ask for a legal review. »
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Club owner claims city misled him

February 17, 2006 • 0
Image Nightclub owner Dennis Dean, who was informed last September that he would have to relocate his nightclub to make room for the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School’s new campus, alleged Thursday that New Haven officials have mishandled the eminent domain process, and his legal counsel said Dean intends to pursue legal action against »
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Elm City may nix hotel plan

February 17, 2006 • 0
Plans to erect a four-star hotel and conference center on the site of the soon-to-be demolished New Haven Coliseum may be shelved due to high costs, Deputy Director of Economic Development Tony Bialecki said Thursday. A report commissioned by New Haven’s Office of Economic Development said that building a 250-room hotel with a conference center »
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Hospital faces fuel pressure

February 15, 2006 • 0
The New Haven Environmental Justice Network is trying to stop the Elm City’s second-largest hospital from continuing the use of No. 6 fuel, a heating oil that yields three times as much pollution as the fuel used by other hospitals in the area. After filing an intervention in December to halt the approval of St. »
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City approves Gateway plan

February 15, 2006 • 0
The city development commission approved the final design guidelines for the Gateway Redevelopment Project Tuesday, completing the first phase of a $230 million plan to revitalize downtown New Haven. The 42-page document, prepared by Herb Newman and Associates, the chief architectural firm for the project, started out as a concept plan that went through a »
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Broadway tries to attract non-Yalies

February 10, 2006 • 0
New Haven’s Broadway District, a busy retail area sandwiched between an assortment of Yale-owned dorms and classrooms, is unabashedly Bulldog-centric. Of the more than 20 stores that line Broadway’s main drag, three, including the Yale Bookstore, specialize in merchandise stamped with Yale logos. Broadway’s J. Crew dubs itself “J. Crew at Yale,” and many of »
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February 9, 2006 • 0
Three months after releasing a summary of its findings, the National Transportation Safety Board released its full final report Wednesday on a car crash that killed four Yale students on Jan. 17, 2003. Travelling back from a Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity event in New York City, Kyle Burnat ’05, Andrew Dwyer ’05, Sean Fenton ’04 »
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February 6, 2006 • 8
New Haven officials have come one step closer to finalizing a deal that would bring 4.8 million gallons of discounted Venezuelan heating oil to Connecticut, city sources announced Sunday. Deputy Mayoral Chief of Staff Pierrette Silverman, who has spearheaded the negotiations, said she received a call from Venezuelan Energy Minister Fadi Kabboul late last week »
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February 1, 2006 • 0
New Haven saw an increase in property tax revenue during the 2005 fiscal year, but the growing presence of tax-exempt property continues to threaten the economic health of the Elm City, a statement issued by city officials Tuesday said. PILOT payments — reimbursements from the state government for tax-exempt property — have failed to keep »
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January 27, 2006 • 9
Connecticut’s low-income residents may soon see their heating bills drop as officials finalize a controversial plan to bring discounted heating oil from Venezuela to homes across the state. Following Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s announcement late last year that Venezuelan-owned CITGO Petroleum Corp. would begin offering discounted heating oil to low-income residents throughout the United States, »
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January 24, 2006 • 0
New Haven residents sick of highway traffic may soon have a more convenient way to get to Hartford. Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s mass transit initiative, which will come before the General Assembly Feb. 8, proposes adding commuter rail service eight times daily on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line and a buslink to Bradley International Airport, according »