Miranda LAW ’07 wins women’s wrestling bronze

August 25, 2004 • 0
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 »

Gov. Rowland announces resignation

June 22, 2004 • 1
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 »

Officials announce $230 million project

June 5, 2004 • 0
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 »

Rowland investigation continues

April 27, 2004 • 0
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 »

City is funded to fight terror

April 23, 2004 • 0
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, »

Surplus might bypass the city

April 22, 2004 • 0
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 »

City economy slowly mends

April 21, 2004 • 0
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 »

Fair share coalition presses for payment

April 16, 2004 • 0
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 »

City to focus on budget dilemma

April 15, 2004 • 0
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 »

City ready for cuts in state aid

April 14, 2004 • 378
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 »

Bill to restrict aliens’ licenses

April 8, 2004 • 0
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 »

Sons of Eli played pros as rite of spring

April 7, 2004 • 0
He was not yet known across the country as “the Splendid Splinter” or “Teddy Ballgame.” He had not yet batted .406 over the course of a season or slammed even one of his 521 career home runs. But when Ted Williams, a 20-year-old rookie for the Boston Red Sox, stepped into batting practice at Yale »