For mayor, a tough race looms

As waiters serving lobster and shrimp return to the kitchen at Valbella in Riverside, Conn., John DeStefano begins to explain why he wants to be governor in Connecticut. “New Haven has done one thing to me,” DeStefano tells a group of potential supporters at the fancy Italian restaurant. “It’s made me an optimist.” DeStefano relates […]

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Colleges’ property values vary

Berkeley, Branford, Saybrook and Silliman could all be worth as much as $20 million on the open market, according to city of New Haven data. In contrast, Trumbull’s value is placed at about $7 million and Jonathan Edwards College has an estimated worth of slightly less than $10 million. The city’s valuations of University properties […]

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City seeks budget assistance

While Yale engages in talks with the city of New Haven over increasing its voluntary payments to local government, city officials are exploring the possibility of negotiating similar contributions from other nonprofits. As the city’s largest employer and private property owner, Yale has been the focus of the city’s effort to seek voluntary payments from […]

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Mayor presses police to okay new contract

With the outcome of today’s vote by Yale’s police union on a recently negotiated contract still uncertain, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. is pressing union members to approve the contract. DeStefano was credited by both sides with helping reach the agreement, which came after a marathon bargaining session in City Hall Sept. 7. But […]

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Students may evade car tax

As New Haven begins a crackdown on local residents who evade paying property taxes on their cars, some city officials say another group is not paying its fair share: Yale students. Out-of-state students who keep a car in New Haven for more than 90 days at a time are required by Connecticut law to pay […]

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Bill reducing federal aid to Ivies stalled

While a House bill with a provision that could reduce federal aid to some Ivy League schools has stalled for the year, Congressional aides and Yale officials said they expect a renewed debate over the measure next year. The legislation, introduced by the Republican leadership of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, would […]

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City may seek more money

Yale is currently engaging in preliminary discussions with New Haven officials over a possible increase in its voluntary payments to the city, which would be the first major change in the University’s financial relationship with city government in over a decade. Sparked by the city’s recent fiscal difficulties, the talks are still in an early […]

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Debate centers on hospital union

The continuing dispute over the unionization of workers at Yale-New Haven Hospital — accompanied by a series of well-publicized investigations into its financial practices — has placed the institution at the center of political debate in New Haven and Hartford. City and state officials have made the hospital a key target of both legislation and […]

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New Haven to vote on Conn. tax reform

New Haven voters will consider a ballot question calling for tax reform this November, despite an unexpectedly contentious debate on the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night over how the city should push for a change in Connecticut’s tax system. If approved by voters, the ballot question — which was introduced by New Haven Mayor John […]

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DeStefano to face three challengers for mayor

Two former aldermen and another long-time city employee are preparing to challenge New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. when he seeks a seventh term as mayor next fall. Tom Holahan ’63 GRD ’72 and Willie Greene, both of whom served stints on the Board of Aldermen, as well as former city spokesman Gary Jenkins all […]

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Debate begins on downtown

An extensive plan to bring Gateway Community College and Long Wharf Theatre downtown faces a series of tests in the coming weeks, as City Hall seeks approval of the project from the city and the state. Later this month, several components of the $230 million plan are expected to be submitted to the New Haven […]

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Miranda LAW ’07 pins down bronze

Before she went to Athens last month, Patricia Miranda LAW ’07 already had a resume impressive enough to get her into Yale Law School. Today, Miranda arrives in New Haven with one more item on that resume — Olympic bronze medal in wrestling. Miranda, who was considered a contender for the gold medal in the […]