Tom Foley’s latest campaign advertisement features his wife, a Yale alum.

Behind governor’s campaign, a Yale wife

October 1, 2010
In the most recent ad for Tom Foley’s gubernatorial campaign, Leslie Fahrenkopf Foley ’90 appears against an idyllic, backlit suburban background. “As an attorney, I’ve worked with many impressive people, but no one more impressive than Tom Foley,” she says, pearl earrings glittering against her brown hair. “So I married him.” Fahrenkopf Foley’s presence is »

State funding to New Haven at stake in governor’s race

September 27, 2010
Gov. M. Jodi Rell has led Connecticut for six years. But come January, the state will have a new governor, and whether it is former Stamford mayor Dan Malloy or former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley will influence the resources New Haven has at its disposal. The powers that be in Hartford can affect »

Around New Haven 9.24.10

September 24, 2010
Body found in bathtub in East Shore home A dead body was found in a bathtub of an apartment in the East Shore neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, and police have categorized the incident as a suspicious death. Police said the maintenance worker who found the body entered the apartment after a tenant told him water »

Mayor announces downtown crime crackdown

September 22, 2010
After a shootout downtownearly Sunday morning left two men injured and one gunman at large, city officials said Tuesday that they are toughening up on crime in the area. Standing on Crown Street near the site of the College Street shooting, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and New Haven Police Department Chief Frank Limon announced at »

City officials weigh on whether businesses should sponsor public programs

September 20, 2010
After budget cuts claimed both the New Haven holiday tree and the Fourth of July fireworks in the city’s 2010-’11 fiscal year budget, local businesses stepped up to save the popular events. Now some aldermen are asking why local businesses can’t do the same for other city programs. “We’ve learned something here,” Ward 7 Alderwoman »

With city board’s approval, DKE plans expansion

September 16, 2010
Yale’s Delta Kappa Epsilon — the fraternity of former President George W. Bush ’68, as well as Late Nite and Tang — is getting spruced up. The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday approved plans to merge the two Lake Place lots owned by a national DKE affiliate, the Ann Arbor, Mich.,-based Rampant Lion »

Nemerov talks new book, Macbeth and Lincoln

September 14, 2010
History of Art professor Alexander Nemerov’s new book, “Acting in the Night: Macbeth and the Places of the Civil War,” begins on the stage of a performance of “Macbeth” on Oct. 17, 1863 in Washington, D.C. — with Abraham Lincoln in the audience. Nemerov — whose research for the book took him from an obscure »

Bank saves holiday tree from budget cuts

September 13, 2010
The city pulled a Grinch and cut the holiday tree in May. But — budget cuts be damned — a bank has saved the day. In a Seussian turn of events, People’s United Bank is donating $20,000 to save the annual holiday tree on the New Haven Green, the city announced Friday. The bank’s contribution »

Le family lawyers start own investigation

September 9, 2010
Lawyers hired by the family of Annie Le GRD ’13, who was murdered in a Yale research facility a year ago Wednesday, are conducting their own investigation into the University’s handling of the circumstances surrounding her death, one of the attorneys said Wednesday. In a phone interview, the lawyer, Brian King, said there is currently »

Malloy talks job creation, housing

September 9, 2010
Dan Malloy scored an upset victory against Ned Lamont SOM ’80 in August’s gubernatorial Democratic primary. Malloy sat down with the News on Tuesday to discuss his views on taxes, education and job creation. “We are going to take our state back,” he told students circled around him at Blue State Coffee on Wall Street »
Annie Le, 1985-2009

One year later, Yale remembers, recovers

September 8, 2010
Elias Lolis, the director of graduate studies for pharmacology, said he and those who work in the research lab at 10 Amistad St. still can’t believe, and are still recovering from, what happened there a year ago today. “We have to convince ourselves that life is normal,” said a biological and biomedical sciences student who »

Aldermen to vote on streetscape manual

September 7, 2010
The Board of Aldermen is expected to vote today to approve measures aimed at making New Haven’s roads safer to walk. The board will vote on a 117-page manual for the “Complete Streets” program, which will create pedestrian-, bike- and public transportation-friendly roads through infrastructure changes (including sidewalk widening). The manual will act as a »