City

No longer ‘us against them’: NHPD ratifies contract

February 8, 2013 • 0
After nearly two years of negotiations, NHPD officers ratified a five-year contract Wednesday night that boasts wins for both the union and City Hall.
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City

Crime falls at Yale

September 30, 2011 • 1137
Yale is seeing statistically less crime on campus. The past three years have seen numerous successes in the University’s battle against crime — the most recent of which is an annual crime report Yale released Thursday showing that the number of reported crimes dropped by 11 percent during the 2009-’10 school year. The report, which »
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Sci-Tech

Modern uteri evolved from aliens, study finds

September 30, 2011 • 3
If not for genetic parasites, mammals — and thus humans — would never have existed, a new Yale study shows. According to a new study by researchers in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department, alien DNA from other organisms is the reason that mammals developed the ability to give birth instead of laying eggs. The »
City

One year later, Operation Nightlife a success

September 27, 2011 • 2
A year ago, as downtown bars and clubs were closing just past 2 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, three men started shooting at each other at the corner of College and Crown streets. When police arrived and tried to stop the firefight, one man turned and shot at the officers. Amidst the gunfire, hundreds »
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City

Missing girl around campus?

September 27, 2011 • 0
Flyers about a “Missing Chinese Girl” were posted throughout Yale’s campus and downtown New Haven late Sunday evening, but authorities are not sure if the supposed victim is real. According to the flyer, which shows a grainy black and white photo of an Asian female, a 25-year-old named Ming-yan Wei was last seen in downtown »
City

Dwight considers curfew

September 23, 2011 • 1
With 25 murders in New Haven so far this year — already the highest total since 1994 — one neighborhood is considering the use of a strict youth curfew to keeps its streets safe. The curfew, which is being considered by officials and residents of the Dwight neighborhood just west of campus, would keep anyone »
University

Father of Le GRD ’13 speaks out against suit

September 23, 2011 • 4
The father of slain pharmacology student Annie Le GRD ’13, Hoang Le, told the News on Wednesday that he does not support the wrongful death lawsuit between his daughter’s estate and Yale — but despite the fact that his objections could stop the suit, he does not plan to intervene. Two legal experts told the »
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Sports

FIELD HOCKEY | Elis to meet defending champs

September 23, 2011 • 0
After commanding wins against Sacred Heart and rival Harvard, the field hockey team is gearing up for what may be its toughest challenge yet: a six-time defending champion Princeton team. Still, the Bulldogs (3–3) are feeling confident in preparation for their second Ivy League game on Saturday, Mia Rosati ’12 said. Although the Tigers (2–4) »
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City

FBI: New Haven Conn.’s most violent

September 20, 2011 • 26
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its official audited crime data for 2010 on Monday, and Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. called the violent crime numbers for New Haven “painfully high.” When the FBI released unaudited data for its annual Uniform Crime Report in May, New Haven had 1,978 violent crime incidents. Now, the final data »
City

Grad students see less off-campus crime

September 16, 2011 • 6
Michael Jones ’12 heard a rustling in the blinds in his Sigma Phi Epsilon room Tuesday night. When he turned, he saw a man climbing through his window. Yelling that he would call the police, Jones scared the man off, but later found an knife and some of his housemate’s property — including checkbooks — »
University

Le relatives do not support suit

September 15, 2011 • 6
Although Annie Le’s GRD ’13 father and the couple who raised the slain pharmacology student do not support her estate’s wrongful death lawsuit against Yale, there may be no way for these relatives to put a stop to the litigation. In a letter to the News, Annie’s father, Hoang Le, said he is not involved »
Lifelong New Haven resident David Hartman replaced 19-year veteran Joseph Avery as the NHPD’s public information officer Friday.
City

NHPD unrolls new media plan

September 12, 2011 • 0
The New Haven Police Department’s new Public Information Officer had a slightly sordid introduction to local and state media: He announced the arrest of five female and two male prostitutes. David Hartman, a life-long New Haven resident and son of Sterling Professor Emeritus & Senior Research Scholar of English and Comparative Literature Geoffrey Hartman GRD »