New water park to be built near Foxwoods

September 24, 2007
The world’s largest casino will be getting a family-friendly neighbor: an indoor water park and resort. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe — owners of Foxwoods Resort Casino located in nearby Ledyard, Conn. — and Great Wolf Resorts announced plans on Thursday to build the park, which will be called the Great Wolf Lodge and resemble Great »

Tweed acquires new leadership

September 17, 2007
A former Eli has taken the reins at Tweed Airport, hoping to lead the airport out of its current slump and make it more attractive to regional travellers. In an election last Wednesday, Mark Volchek ’00 GRD ’00 was chosen to replace Lawrence DeNardis as the chairman of the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority, a »

Condos may replace Scupper

September 13, 2007
The Rusty Scupper, a culinary landmark on New Haven’s Long Wharf, is set to close at the end of October, and the owner of the building wants to replace it with luxury condominiums. The restaurant will shut its doors due to disagreements between Ohio-based Select Restaurants, which operates the Scupper, and New Haven-based Fusco Management »

Council contests Tweed expansion

September 10, 2007
The East Haven Town Council is set face off in court against the Greater New Haven Airport Authority, now that the council has rejected a plan to install “runway safety areas” at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport. The airport’s plan calls for Tweed to use 13 acres of East Haven land to create safety areas »

Old plant to see new life for mixed use

September 6, 2007
The site of the former Winchester Factory, birthplace of the “gun that won the West,” may get a new lease on life as a mixed-use complex, the owner announced this week. The Science Park Development Corp., which owns the land and the buildings left behind by the once-powerful gun manufacturer, began accepting bids from developers »

Aldermen authorize tower construction

September 5, 2007
Plans to erect a luxury apartment complex on a vacant lot on Chapel and State Streets will go forward, following the New Haven Board of Aldermen’s decision Tuesday to approve the controversial Shartenberg Project. Passed by a vote of 18-8, the move allows developer Becker + Becker to begin work on the high-rise, a development »

Family grieves for local soldier killed in Iraq

May 3, 2007
When Capt. Jason Hamill was in Baghdad, he used to show the local Iraqis a picture of his nephew, a toddler whom he’d promised to teach baseball when he got a little older. He would say the boy was his son because he knew how much children were valued in Iraqi culture. While Jason had »

Becker elucidates tower plans

April 25, 2007
The designers of the Shartenberg Project held a workshop Tuesday to provide more detail about the specifics of their plan, as well as to give community members a chance to have their say about its ultimate design. The well-attended workshop featured a presentation by Bruce Becker ARCH ’85 SOM ’85, head developer of the controversial »

Dwight Hall passes resolution supporting union in Y-NH dispute

April 20, 2007
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Dwight Hall’s executive committee overwhelmingly passed two resolutions yesterday calling for an end to “violations” of workers’ rights at Yale-New Haven Hospital and demanding a card-check unionization process there. The first resolution passed by a vote of 45-3. The second passed 42-6. The »

Ward 22 race in last stretch

April 16, 2007
The next chapter in Ward 22’s political history will begin with today’s special aldermanic election, capping off a race that has seen its share of fireworks and controversy. As far as aldermanic races go, the campaign for the seat vacated by former Ward 22 Alderman Rev. Drew King — who resigned under a cloud of »

All play, no work for local musicians

April 11, 2007
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Michael Denisiewicz and John Panos used to be Pencilgrass. Now they are Kings. They’re just trying to make it as bandmates here in New Haven, a city of too many musicians and not quite enough buzz to go around. “We’re trying to walk »