National election not concerned with Conn.

This fall, the election many New Haven voters care about most may be one in which they have little impact. Although Elm City voters are closely watching the presidential election, Connecticut is not expected to be a significant battleground state. In addition, while several local and statewide races will be on the ballot Nov. 2, […]

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Miranda LAW ’07 wins women’s wrestling bronze

Patricia Miranda LAW ’07 won a bronze medal in women’s wrestling Monday, becoming the first-ever Olympic medalist in the new event. Miranda, who was considered a contender for the gold medal in the 48-kilogram (105.5 pound) category, soundly defeated Angelique Berthenet of France in the bronze medal match after a semifinal loss to Ukrainian Irina […]

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Gov. Rowland announces resignation

Gov. John G. Rowland announced his resignation Monday night, bringing an end to almost ten years as the chief executive of Connecticut and six months during which allegations of unethical conduct left him on the brink of impeachment. Standing next to his wife Patty on the lawn of the Governor’s Mansion, Rowland said it was […]

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Officials announce $230 million project

State and city officials announced Thursday they had reached an agreement to fund a $230 million project that will move the city’s community college and a renowned theatre from their current location at Long Wharf to the downtown area. As part of the city’s most significant development effort in three decades, Long Wharf Theatre and […]

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Rowland investigation continues

As the Connecticut General Assembly works to finish its usual legislative business before next week, members of a committee investigating Gov. John G. Rowland are preparing to be thrust back into the limelight. While the committee is still in the “fact-finding” stage of its work, its 10 members — as well as others in the […]

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City is funded to fight terror

New Haven moved one step closer this week to receiving $9.5 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — money that, according to one report, means that the Elm City receives more federal homeland security funding per capita than any other U.S. city. While the city was declared eligible for the funding last fall, […]

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Surplus might bypass the city

Following years of fiscal shortfalls, state lawmakers finally have some optimistic news — indications that the state will actually run a surplus this year. But while state tax receipts may exceed spending by as much as $100 million, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. said he expected little of that money to come to New Haven. An […]

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City economy slowly mends

Mirroring a state and national economy that has yet to fully recover from the 2001 recession, New Haven’s economic situation is slowly improving, analysts and public officials said Tuesday. Although job growth has been slow in New Haven and throughout the state, demand for commercial real estate and increased business activity in recent months have […]

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Fair share coalition presses for payment

Demanding a greater contribution from Yale to local government, a group of students announced the formation of the New Haven Student Fair Share Coalition Thursday in front of Woodbridge Hall. In a press conference attended by about 35 students, the coalition called on the University to pay “voluntary taxes” to the New Haven government to […]

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City to focus on budget dilemma

The members of a commission responsible for exploring New Haven’s revenues will include several individuals who have long been involved in the debate over the University’s fiscal impact on the city. Aldermanic President Jorge Perez confirmed last night that he had selected the 13 members of the commission, who will be entrusted with exploring potential […]

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City ready for cuts in state aid

In what has become a familiar situation for the Elm City, New Haven officials face the prospect of receiving about $1.2 million less in state aid than the city had anticipated. With the Connecticut General Assembly still considering the state’s budget for the coming year, a proposal currently under discussion may force New Haven to […]

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Bill to restrict aliens’ licenses

A state bill opposed by both Yale and the Graduate Employees and Students Organization that could change the procedures under which foreign citizens can receive driver’s licenses narrowly passed a committee vote yesterday. The measure, which passed the Connecticut General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee by a vote of 23-21, would require the state […]

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