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Caucus members call on Jenkins to resign

April 3, 2002 • 0
Members of New Haven’s Board of Aldermen called on colleague Brian Jenkins to resign his position as head of the body’s Black and Hispanic Caucus Tuesday, following Monday’s Minority State of the City Address. During the speech, Jenkins personally attacked several city officials, including Mayor John DeStefano Jr., and alleged that City Hall and Yale »
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Minority caucus head lashes out at Yale

April 2, 2002 • 0
In a Black and Hispanic Caucus State of the City Address that garnered numerous cries of “amen” and “praise the Lord” from a large crowd of angry residents, Ward 28 Alderman and caucus chairman Brian Jenkins lashed out at the “sordid manner” with which Yale and the city treat unionized workers, suggesting that New Haven »
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3 aldermen want board to back Lee

March 29, 2002 • 0
Ward 1 Alderman Ben Healey ’04 and two of his colleagues in the city legislature are pushing for an official resolution endorsing Yale Corporation hopeful W. David Lee DIV ’93. Healey and aldermen Edward Mattison LAW ’68 and Nathan Joyner sent a letter March 13 to Board of Aldermen President Jorge Perez calling on the »
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Blumenthal endorses Lee in Corp. race

March 28, 2002 • 0
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 announced his support for Yale Corporation hopeful W. David Lee DIV ’93 yesterday, adding his name to a growing list of high-profile University graduates and politicians who have come forward in support of the controversial candidate. Lee, the pastor of New Haven’s Varick Memorial AME Zion Church, is »
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City Dems tap Voigt as new chairwoman

March 26, 2002 • 0
Seven months after one of the most divisive elections in city history, New Haven Democrats elected veteran political organizer Suzie Voigt as their new chairwoman Monday night, paving the way for what some hope will be a thorough healing process. Voigt’s convincing 44-12 victory over Deputy City Clerk Sally Brown represents a symbolic triumph for »
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Charter commission appointed

March 25, 2002 • 0
A committee of aldermen has finally selected 14 city residents to review New Haven’s charter. The Charter review commission, which includes three aldermen and several lawyers who are familiar with municipal law, will weigh several proposals that could fundamentally change the nature of city government. The commission may consider a reduction in the size of »
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Lee sermon angers Mayor DeStefano

March 7, 2002 • 0
Less than a month and a half after New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. eagerly endorsed the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93 at a Jan. 25 fund-raiser, sources said the mayor is upset with the Yale Corporation hopeful because of comments Lee made during a sermon at his church Sunday. In an apparent change »
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Alderman pushes banning campaign contributions from contractors

March 6, 2002 • 0
Four months after the costliest mayoral election in New Haven history, Ward 8 Alderman Vinnie Mauro is calling on the city’s Charter reform commission to consider the so-called “Goldfield Amendment,” which would prohibit the mayor and other elected officials from accepting campaign contributions from city contractors. With the U.S. Senate poised to begin debating the »
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Alderwoman says Lee ‘duped’ her on photo op

March 6, 2002 • 0
New Haven Alderwoman Lindy Lee Gold said Monday she was “duped” into endorsing the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93, a candidate for the Yale Corporation, when she posed for a photograph after a Jan. 25 fund-raiser at Lee’s church. Gold said that a vague invitation and confusing program misled her into thinking that the »
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Aldermen to request reduction of board size in city Charter revision

March 5, 2002 • 0
Ward 1 Alderman Ben Healey ’04 and three of his fellow city legislators will submit a letter this week directing New Haven’s charter reform commission to consider reducing the size of the Board of Aldermen, even though the idea was scrapped at an early stage during the last round of charter negotiations a decade ago. »
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Mayor’s pay raise gets through board

March 5, 2002 • 0
At its biweekly meeting Monday night, New Haven’s Board of Aldermen quickly defeated a resolution that would have called on Mayor John DeStefano Jr. to forgo the $12,397 raise he began receiving on Jan. 1. Aldermen Willie Greene and Nathan Joyner asked DeStefano not to take home all of his new $110,000 salary because they »
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Connecticut’s mayors unite to protest cuts in state aid

March 1, 2002 • 0
HARTFORD — The mayors of Connecticut’s largest cities joined forces for the first time in two years yesterday to protest Gov. John Rowland’s latest budget proposal, which would narrow an estimated $350 million spending deficit partially through cuts in aid to the state’s municipalities. At a state Capitol press conference organized by New Haven Mayor »