Doctors sue Yale over free expression

September 25, 2001
Three doctors who were professors at the School of Medicine in the 1990s say that Yale intimidated them when they alleged that cost-cutting measures at the school threatened patient safety. And that intimidation, those doctors say, continues to this day. Morton Burrell, Arthur Rosenfield and Robert Smith, who were all doctors at the Department of »

Plans in the works to fix New Haven’s eyesores

September 13, 2001
In a move that could revitalize the entire downtown business district, three development teams have made proposals to renovate three blighted structures on lower Chapel and Church streets. The three firms that are under consideration are Matthews Ventures Holdings and S.N. Phelps & Co. Realty, both based in New Haven, and William Jackson Ewing Inc., »

Conn. hospitals prepared; no one treated in N.H.

September 12, 2001
Three patients from the World Trade Center explosions were treated at Stamford Hospital, near the New York state line early Tuesday afternoon, as Yale-New Haven Hospital prepared to receive overflow victims. But by late Tuesday New York officials said they would not need to send patients to New Haven. All state hospitals had been placed »

Judge orders trial in Chapel Mall lawsuit

September 11, 2001
For years city officials have tried to improve the eyesore that is the Chapel Square Mall, but they’ve been stymied by a three-year-old lawsuit. Now, a judge’s ruling guarantees the mall will be in legal limbo for at least another year. A federal judge last month ordered that a trial go forward in the 1998 »

Aldermen to mayor: pay us $485,000 for dubious deal

September 5, 2001
The New Haven Board of Aldermen passed a resolution Tuesday requesting that Mayor John DeStefano Jr. compensate for a city fund improperly used in a $485,000 real estate deal between former Corporation Counsel Thayer Baldwin Jr. and Wendell Harp, a local architect and husband of state Senator Toni Harp. The board also voted by an »

Downtown is battleground for big plans

April 25, 2001
As the September Democratic mayoral primary draws nearer, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and state Sen. Martin Looney have made economic development increasingly important in their campaign platforms. Both candidates emphasized the importance of downtown revitalization, with DeStefano focusing more on increased home ownership and improvements on East Chapel Street and Looney pushing for new baseball »

City honors Yale’s civic work

April 20, 2001
When the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce decided to honor a long-standing city institution for its civic contributions, the chamber did not have to go through a lot of soul-searching. The chamber awarded Yale with the group’s first “Corporate Heritage Award,” an honor to be presented annually to corporations and institutions that have served »

City approves Yale construction plans

April 18, 2001
City construction is always expected to have its share of difficulties, and those where New Haven and Yale overlap are no exception. The Board of Aldermen passed an order Monday approving Yale’s request for revocable licenses to install chilled water, steam, high water pressure and telecommunication service lines underneath city streets passing through the Yale »

Lawson delivers address

April 17, 2001
Alderman Jelani Lawson ’96 prefaced his Minority State of the City address on Monday by recalling his first days in New Haven in 1992. “During my time, I have grown a lot, and the city has grown a lot,” said Lawson, the chairman of the Board of Aldermen’s Black and Hispanic Caucus. “The New Haven »

Schiavone adds staff to mayoral campaign

April 16, 2001
As Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and state Sen. Martin Looney continue to capture headlines in their battle for the Democratic mayoral nomination, Republican candidate Joel Schiavone ’58 is quietly gearing up his campaign. During the past month, Schiavone, a long-time New Haven developer and real-estate manager, has appointed Ted LeVasseur campaign manager and has tapped »

Board says cafe is illegal dance club

April 12, 2001
When the doors of Gotham Citi Cafe close at 2 a.m., patrons have the option of hanging out into the wee hours at Gotham Cafe, which is a late-night version of the popular New Haven bar. The party will continue for the time being, but a hearing in the New Haven Superior Court will determine »

Looney supports baseball stadium

April 10, 2001
Both the New Haven Ravens and Democratic mayoral candidate Martin Looney are seeking a new stadium in the city for the Double-A baseball team, but if Mayor John DeStefano Jr. has his way, the club won’t be getting one in the near future. After Looney, a state senator from New Haven, announced last week his »