Starbucks to open second site downtown

January 17, 2007
Starbucks addicts in New Haven will soon have a new option for their daily fix as the chain prepares to open a second store downtown, 1003.2 feet away from the existing High St. location. The new cafe, on the corner of Chapel and Church streets across from the New Haven Green, will join a city »

Officials set date for Coliseum implosion

December 13, 2006
After months of delays and half-serious speculation that the Coliseum would never be torn down, city officials said Tuesday that they will formally announce a date for its implosion today. Although the Coliseum’s implosion date is yet to be finalized, a City Hall miscommunication led local media outlets to report that the Jan. 20, 2007, »

Chapel loses two shops

December 8, 2006
With the announced closures of two popular getaways on Chapel St., students looking for alternatives to dining hall tea and self-serve salad will have to change their plans. Rainbow Café, which closed last week, and Oolongs Tea Bar, which announced it will close at the end of the month, are the latest stores to join »

Tweed may see growth

December 7, 2006
George W. Bush, Queen Elizabeth II and Frank Sinatra may all have landed at Tweed-New Haven Airport, but most students are still waiting for their chance. Airport officials said New Haven’s 75-year old airport — which offers direct flights to Philadelphia only — currently captures less than one percent of its potential market and is »

Clubs try to identify fake IDs

December 4, 2006
Little after a year since the police raided Toad’s Place, New Haven’s nightclubs are doing what they can to enforce the state’s drinking laws. But some nightclub owners said underage students on the prowl for a good night out are finding more ingenious ways of forging IDs. In response to last year’s Liquor Control Commission »

Rate hike to affect some Elis

December 1, 2006
United Illuminating’s plan to increase electricity prices drastically may be a headache for permanent residents of New Haven, but Yale students may have equal reason to be concerned. Yale officials said Thursday that rents for students living off-campus in Yale-owned buildings may increase following United Illuminating’s announcement that it would seek state approval for a »

Bradley loses flight capacity

November 28, 2006
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Students sick of long airport shuttle rides spent crammed between duffel bags and last semester’s awkward hookup may have more opportunities in the coming years to take the short 10-minute cab ride to Tweed-New Haven Airport instead. Tweed officials said Monday that the »

Electric rate surge may jolt city

November 27, 2006
In a move that some said will hurt many businesses and households in the Elm City already struggling with high electricity bills, United Illuminating announced last week it would seek the state’s approval for a significant increase in both residential and commercial electricity rates. If the State Department of Public Utility Control approves UI’s proposed »

Electricity company may leave Elm City

November 16, 2006
West Haven city officials confirmed Wednesday that they are planning to approach United Illuminating, New Haven’s third-largest for-profit employer, about a possible move to a West Haven site currently occupied by Bayer Healthcare — which announced last week that it will close within the next 12 to 18 months, cutting 1,000 jobs in the region. »

Restaurants spice up city

November 13, 2006
The opening of Bespoke, a new restaurant featuring modern American cuisine operated by the owners of Roomba, is the latest sign of a continuing expansion of Chapel District’s culinary offerings. The Chapel District has seen a significant growth in restaurants in recent years, Roomba and Bespoke co-owner Suzette Franco-Camacho said. A decade ago, there were »

Rell wins gov. race

November 8, 2006
HARTFORD — Republican incumbent M. Jodi Rell defeated New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. in Connecticut’s gubernatorial election Tuesday, burying her opponent by a margin of almost 30 percent of the vote. With 79 percent of precincts reporting, Rell received 64 percent of votes to DeStefano’s 35 percent. While DeStefano’s supporters said they were disappointed »

City’s construction jobs see little growth

November 6, 2006
With the University’s ongoing campus renovation and a growth in building for city schools, construction in the Elm City seems to be booming. But the numbers don’t agree. University and city officials said New Haven’s construction industry is now employing more people than it has in the last 15 years, but according to federal government »