Malloy endorses Toni Harp for mayor

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has endorsed State Sen. Toni Harp ARC ’78 for New Haven mayor, according to The New Haven Independent. If elected, Harp will become the city’s first female mayor. A state senator since 1993, Harp currently co-chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee. She is competing against Justin Elicker FES ’08 SOM ’08, Henry […]

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Yale shuttle bus catches on fire

A fire broke out on a Yale transit bus at around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon on Cedar Street between York and Congress, according to the New Haven Independent. The bus driver pulled over as the bus experienced “mechanical difficulties.” He evacuated all passengers. No one was hurt as the fire broke out after the bus […]

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Fernandez leads funding race two months to primary

Former city economic development director Henry Fernandez LAW ’94 has raised $177,081 in the period ending July 10.

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Two candidates drop out of mayoral race

Both Connecticut Technology Council President and CEO Matthew Nemerson and State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield both officially dropped out of the mayoral race and endorsed State Sen. Toni Harp ARC ’78 earlier this week. With two candidates leaving the race in just three days, the crowded field of candidates is now down to five contenders. Harp […]

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Moody’s downgrades city’s bond rating

Credit rating service Moody’s downgraded New Haven’s bond rating on Monday, affecting about $510 million of current outstanding debt. The report cited the Elm City’s “sizeable” 2012 deficit and an “expected deficit in fiscal 2013” and said New Haven may face further credit weakening if it fails to rein in its debt. Monday’s announcement moves […]

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Nemerson reverses campaign promise

Campaign finance continues to be an issue for mayoral candidate and CEO of Connecticut Technology Council Matthew Nemerson, who came under fire when he first chose to opt out of the Democracy Fund, New Haven’s public finance system for mayoral candidates. Nemerson originally promised in April that instead of using the Democracy Fund, he would […]

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Yale purchase of High, Wall moves forward

On Thursday night, a committee of aldermen voted 17-7 to sell sections of High and Wall streets to the University for $3 million. A 1990 deal gave Yale temporary control over High Street between Elm and Grove streets and Wall Street between College and York streets, but Thursday’s proposal would transfer ownership of these streets […]

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Former DeStefano campaign manager to run Weiner’s campaign

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner announced last week that Danny Kedem, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s campaign manager during the 2011 mayoral race, will serve as campaign manager for his bid to replace Michael Bloomberg as New York City’s mayor. “He’s earned the right to take the next step,” DeStefano said in an interview with […]

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LIVE BLOG | 2013 COMMENCEMENT

Follow Yale's 312th Commencement as the members of the Class of 2013 receive their degrees.

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Metro-North accident derails Commencement plans

Two Metro North trains collided near Fairfield, Conn., at around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, injuring about 60 people just before Commencement weekend.  Metro-North service between South Norwalk and New Haven has been suspended since the incident, and Amtrak service between New York and New Haven has been indefinitely suspended. Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy said on […]

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At final Baccalaureate, Levin urges graduates to lead society

Levin and Yale College Dean Mary Miller both congratulated the graduating seniors of Morse, Pierson, Timothy Dwight and Saybrook Colleges on their accomplishments.

University

Two Metro North trains collide near Fairfield

At about 6:10 p.m. on Friday evening, two Metro North trains collided near Fairfield, Conn. after one derailed and hit the other. The rush-hour incident injured around 20 to 25 people, according to the Fairfield Police Department. No fatalities have been reported. According to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s website, service is suspended between New Haven […]

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