Airline markets to Elis

March 7, 2007
Yalies who pride themselves on their charm will soon have a chance to use it to market airfares — and get paid for it. American Airlines, which posted a job opening for a campus marketing intern on Friday, is the first airline to publicize such a position to students, Yale Student Employment Manager Matthew Long »

Second Starbucks store to open Friday at corner of Chapel and Church

March 5, 2007
New Haven’s second Starbucks will open its doors this Friday, the coffee company announced over the weekend. The cafe will lie at the edge of Ninth Square, on the corner of Chapel and Church streets, just 1003.2 feet away from its existing shop at 1068 Chapel St. City officials said the new Starbucks will increase »

Student-activists to meet

February 22, 2007
New Haven Action Fund officials announced Wednesday that they will hold a Student Activism Summit on March 3 to assemble student activists in the Elm City behind a common advocacy strategy. About 60 students are expected to attend the summit, co-organizer Ted Fertik ’07 said, which will be the first time Yale activists have a »

City to build skyscraper

February 14, 2007
In a move that could alter the New Haven skyline for decades to come, city officials announced plans Tuesday to build a 32-story tower and nearly 500,000 square feet of apartments at the corner of State and Chapel streets. The initial development proposal for the Shartenberg site — currently a 1.5 acre parking lot — »

Elm City safer than depicted

February 7, 2007
To those who have never set foot in the Elm City, New Haven may seem to be a liability for Yale. But in recent years, student perception of the city has become more positive. As crime rates have been cut in half over the last 15 years and Yale has made more aggressive pushes to »

Tweed to offer new flights

February 5, 2007
Tweed-New Haven Airport is expected to renew its daily flights to the Washington, D.C. metro area starting next month, after concluding a new agreement with Pan Am Clipper Connection. The airline — owned by Boston-Maine Airways — will offer three daily flights to Baltimore-Washington Airport starting March 9. Pan Am Clipper Connection will also offer »

City lets go of five employees

February 2, 2007
Five long-serving employees of the Livable City Initiative will lose their jobs as part of a measure to cut costs in LCI’s increasingly tight budget. The five employees — all single women — were informed by their union, AFSCME Local 3144, of the city’s decision on Jan. 30. At a joint meeting of the Community »

Local citizens protest energy rate increase

January 31, 2007
The Fight the Hike Coalition will hold a rally in Hartford today to demand a moratorium on the increasing price of electricity. The rally — which will include Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 as a keynote speaker — comes after the Department of Public Utilities Control gave its approval last month to a three-phase »

U.S. Airways plans to lower fares at Tweed

January 24, 2007
U.S. Airways is drafting plans to offer slashed airfares at Tweed-New Haven Airport beginning in February, according to Tweed officials. The airline will cut fares on flights out of Tweed to match those of competing flights out of Bradley International Airport and the New York airports, which currently cost $60 less on average, airport officials »

Owners nix grill opening

January 23, 2007
The opening of Manchester Grill, a sports-themed restaurant and bar originally slated to have opened on the ground floor of the Silliman Annex last month, has been canceled, owners said Monday. In September, the owners — who also own Pacifico Restaurant on College Street — announced that the restaurant would open this winter, but they »

1972-2007: Coliseum crashes into history

January 22, 2007
Eighteen seconds is all it took on Saturday morning to seal the fate of the embattled 35-year-old Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum. The 7:49 a.m. implosion of the 48,000 ton monument was observed by a crowd of 20,000 spectators — including hundreds of students — who were gathered on the top floors of parking garages and buildings »

City throws Coliseum a frigid farewell bash

January 22, 2007
After a 35-year history of trouble, brief glory and destruction, the Coliseum is gone, but many of the issues surrounding the use of the site remain. Most people present at the implosion greeted the legendary building’s destruction with enthusiastic cheers and clapping. But some officials and residents said they think the city may come to »