Living wage co-sponsor raises concerns

September 6, 2010 • 0
Ward 1 Alderman Mike Jones’ ’11 proposal to increase city wages has found another source of opposition: one of its co-sponsors. The proposal, spearheaded by Jones, seeks to raise the “living wage” — the minimum salary, based on economic indices, for an average household to meet everyday costs — to $14.67 an hour, from $12 »

Jones ’11 gunning to chair committee

September 6, 2010 • 1010
When Roland Lemar departs from the Board of Aldermen to start his new gig asstate representative,he will vacate his post as chairman of the legislation committee. His choice of successor: Ward 1 Alderman Mike Jones ’11. “If [Board of Aldermen President] Carl [Goldfield] chooses to appoint Mike Jones as chair of legislation, he will make »

City wants bar owners to pay for extra police presence

September 3, 2010 • 0
Two men have been murdered in or near New Haven’s downtown nightclubs in the last two years, and now City Hall wants to create a police detail to patrol the city’s downtown nightlife scene. The proposed police detail, announced this week by Mayor John DeStefano Jr., is one way in which New Haven is trying »

Yale Dems pull support for war documentary

September 2, 2010 • 7
The Yale College Democrats have withdrawn their sponsorship of a screening of “The Tillman Story,”a documentary about the military cover-up of football star and Army Ranger Pat Tillman’s 2004 death in Afghanistan, out of concern that the screening is meant to demonize retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who is teaching a course at Yale this fall. »

Mayor slams Jones’ ’11 living wage proposal

September 2, 2010 • 1
Mayor John DeStefano Jr.spoke out against a proposed wage hikein a Wednesdaypress conference a dayafter an aldermanic debateon the matter lasted more than five hours. The proposal was written by Ward 1 Alderman Mike Jones ’11and threeother aldermen who would raise the “living wage” — the minimum salary, based on economic indices, for an average »

Jones ’11 continues to push living wage hike

September 1, 2010 • 0
It was standing-room only in the Aldermanic Chambers of New Haven City Hall Wednesday evening, as Yale community members and New Haven residents gathered to hear Ward 1 Alderman Mike Jones’ ’11 plan to raise the minimum wage for city employees and corporate and nonprofit partners. Jones and three other aldermen advanced yet another version »
Twenty months and $3 million later, York Street’s famous eating club reopened Wednesday with a new bar, outdoor seating, a revamped menu and cheaper member- ship. The Whiffenpoofs joined donors and other supporters to celebrate the occasion with the Temple Bar’s signature silver goblets.

After 20-month hiatus, Mory’s is back

August 27, 2010 • 0
The main dining room of Mory’s erupted with the sounds of boisterous harmonized singing Wednesday night: The Whiffenpoofs were once again “to the tables down at Mory’s,” as if nothing had changed. “This is the first cup at Mory’s that has been finished since Mory’s reopened, I think,” said Whiffenpoof Evan Gogel ’10, who downed »

After shake-up, NHPD swears in 3 new assistant chiefs

June 6, 2010 • 0
Two Chicago Police Department veterans and one member of the New Haven Police Department were sworn in Friday as New Haven’s new assistant chiefs of police, according to a City Hall press release. Thomas Wheeler Jr. and Tobin Hensgen both served in the CPD, where NHPD Chief Frank Limon, who took his post in early »

Aldermen approve mayor’s budget

May 28, 2010 • 0
Updated, May 29, 12:05 a.m. The New Haven Board of Aldermen passed Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s proposed 2010-’11 fiscal year budget Thursday night, according to a release issued by City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga. The 22–7 vote in favor of the budget comes after DeStefano amended his original proposal earlier this month. The amendment cut »

State rep. hopefuls debate local issues on campus

April 29, 2010 • 0
Education, homelessness and the economy were the hot-button issues at a forum for state representative candidates hosted Monday night by the Yale College Democrats in the Branford College common room. The forum, which attracted about 20 people, featured Ward 9 Alderman Roland Lemar and community activist and psychotherapist Debra Hauser, both candidates for state representative »

Art displays to fill empty storefronts

April 29, 2010 • 0
While an empty storefront in downtown New Haven may look like a bleak reminder of the economic recession, artists like Martha Lewis ART ’93 see a blank canvas. An artist who works in several media, Lewis is considering applying for a new pilot program allowing local and out-of-state artists to fill vacant stores with new »
Sage American Grill and Oyster Bar, overlooking the Long Island Sound, gets some of its oysters locally, but has had to look elsewhere.

Downpour dampens local oyster industry

April 26, 2010 • 0
Nearly year round, workers from Connecticut-based Norm Bloom and Son catch young oysters in the Long Island Sound by dropping a large collecting basket called a dredge off their boat, piling its deck full of the shellfish and taking them to Norwalk, where they will grow and eventually be sold. But this year, because of »